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Sunshade for panorama 40mm AO

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by OzzyJ, Feb 27, 2014.

  1. OzzyJ

    OzzyJ Donator

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    Guys, when I try to buy a sunshade for my panorama it says that I will need to remove the 'dress ring' to fit it.
    Anyone know if this is easy and if it will have any detrimental effect on the scope.
    advice gratefully received, cheers
     
  2. Wild Bill

    Wild Bill co2 Enthusiast, HW97, K98 owner

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    I had the same dilemma as you. Dont worry the dress ring comes off very easy. It just un-screws from the end of the objective lens. No arm done. I heated mine with hair drier for about 30 seconds and it unscrewed easily.

    regards

    Andy
     
  3. SteveO

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    The dress ring is really for locking the objective lens and cosmetically finishing the scope, hopefully replacing it with the shade it will then become the lock ring.

    On my 50mm AO Panorama the shade just screwed into the AO threaded adjuster without removing anything, wonder why they are different?
     
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    You may not need to, it all depends on how far down its already screwed in.
     
  5. mattyts

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    The ring is just there for cosmetics and to protect the very,very fine threads on your scope,there will be one on the front of the sunshade too to cover the threads there (allows you to use 2 sunshades)
     
  6. Wild Bill

    Wild Bill co2 Enthusiast, HW97, K98 owner

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    Some of the panorama's do allow the sunshades to screw up against the objective lens thread with the dress ring still in place, but Hawke/Deben state you must remove the dress ring to prevent damage. I spoke to them on the phone about this very thing.
     
  7. Kenbarcon

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    Had one fitted to 3 different scopes and never had a problem
     
  8. Wild Bill

    Wild Bill co2 Enthusiast, HW97, K98 owner

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    Good for you mate.
     
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    A good tip from Deben was to put a Marigold type glove on one hand (the one that is unscrewing the ring) to help gripping it. It's cosmetic only and does not do anything else apart from protecting the threads and end of scope.
     
  10. stevemandm

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    as above, the dress ring serves 2 purposes - cosmetic to finish off, and to protect the fine thread. you may find that a sunshade does not have the ring on - just a bare thread on each end. if this is the case, remove the ring from the scope, fit the sunshade, and finally fit the ring to the front of the sunshade.
    also, when the ring is removed from the scope, and before fitting the sunshade, put a v v thin smear of oil or anti sieze compound on the start of the threads - this will help prevent any binding or siezing up problems.
     

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