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#1 Short Cutt

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Posted 04 November 2006 - 06:24 PM

I was thinking about getting a sun shade for my scope. Has anyone added one and was it worth it. I like the concept and they look pretty cool.

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Posted 04 November 2006 - 06:57 PM

I've got several that came with different scopes. They work fine in certain circumstances. But they can at times be a pain and you have to be careful you don't hit them and break them off.

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Posted 04 November 2006 - 08:21 PM

What brand of scope you have?

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Posted 05 November 2006 - 10:14 AM

I've fought the flare from a setting sun often enough that I think they are worth it. Obviously, they are not an absolute cure all but, they will help.

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Posted 05 November 2006 - 10:31 AM

If you're shooting from a fixed position I think they're a great addition. I just don't like carrying a gun around with a sun shade on it. :lol:

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Posted 05 November 2006 - 02:00 PM

There is an option. Tenebraex Killflash is a 2.5" hex mesh insert that can be attached to the front of your scope and is supposed to provide the same amount of glare protection as a regular 7" sunshade. Leupold markets this as the ARD (anti-reflection device) for some of their scopes. Brownells sells one version and there is more info at the link below.Here's your link - Tenebraex Killflash

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Posted 05 November 2006 - 04:40 PM

I have one on one of my Leupolds... About the best thing I say is that they protect the scope lens better. Also, on the down side I have noticed that they keep some of the light out... you will not see quite as well especially in low light, which is detrimental in hunting situations. Target work may be a different story, as that is usually during day light hours & I have not noticed much, if any difference or payed attention then. They do look cool, however not sure how much practical help they really are. I personally won't buy another one. But that is just me.Frank

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Posted 05 November 2006 - 05:17 PM

Thanks for the feedback, Frank.

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Posted 05 November 2006 - 06:20 PM

Thanks for the feedback, Frank.

Yeah thanks for the input. I'll give one a try.

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Posted 06 November 2006 - 07:28 PM

You're welcome, A17....I just re-read my note, & only want to mention that I was referring to the sun shade & not the Tenebraex. You probably knew that but just making sure is all... Oh, & mine is the 4" sun shade btw...Frank

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Posted 08 November 2006 - 08:37 PM

I've got a 4" shade on a Simmons Aetec. I like it, seems to really help in the daytime. Dawn and dusk you lose a little light, but not too much. Only thing that sucks is that I leave the shade on my scope all the time and it just barely fits in the gun case...
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Posted 11 November 2006 - 09:28 AM

:lol: I have a 4" shade on my Nikon and just could not function without it. I do agree if you are spot and stalking, it may get in the way. But I think most of us stay in fixed positions. :lol:




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