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Sunshade

Discussion in 'Technical' started by pjgtech, Oct 18, 2018.

  1. pjgtech

    pjgtech I shoot, therefore I aim......

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    My last visit to my local range was only two weeks ago and it was a Sunday morning, the sun was out and very low in the sky and right at the end (target end) of the range, so it was really affecting us all with glare and making it very difficult to see the targets.

    Not having sun shades on any of my guns / scopes made me think about it. So once I got home I ordered myself a 4" (100mm) Hawke sunshade, its just arrived but I have not had the chance to try it out yet, but opinions would be welcomed, do they actually work?

    I assume as they lengthen the tube, this lessens the amount of sunlight hitting the lens, thus reducing glare.

    Thanx
     
  2. PW1

    PW1 Shooting the breeze.

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    Sunshades are good when the sun or strong light is close to pointing towards the lens. I have a honeycomb as well and it is great, because it is shorter, but only when the sun/light is at certain angles. You can buy silicone hose of the correct diameter usually much cheaper then branded sunshades and they are quicker to mount and take off.

    Regards
    Peter
     
  3. mikeyhall1

    mikeyhall1 BRIT SEALS - M & M Products - TbT

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    Yes they definitely work, I leave mine on always.
     
  4. pjgtech

    pjgtech I shoot, therefore I aim......

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    The Hawke one just screws straight onto the objective end, takes seconds.... :thumb:

    I actually did buy a cheapo sunshade off the Bay about a year ago, it was basically a small tube of neoprene type material, it was horrible, very cheap and nasty, I never used it and in fact I think I binned it, (only cost a couple of quid, my own fault, get what you pay for, etc.....) :( The Hawke one looks very nice quality... and obviously, going onto a Hawke scope, it fits perfectly...
     
  5. PW1

    PW1 Shooting the breeze.

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    My Hawke sunshade takes a lot of screwing on, the silicone tube is about 2 seconds put on and even less to take off. I tend to use the honeycomb, but occasionally use a silicone for nightvision when factory lights are shining almost down the scope, I can just pull the tube to the left or the right to cut out glare when it is very close, I can't do that with the Hawke Sunshade.

    Regards
    Peter
     
  6. monsta41

    monsta41 Donator

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    i never take my sunshade off
     
  7. PhatMan

    PhatMan Keyboard Hero

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    Hello to All,

    You can make a economical sunshade from the cardboard tube from bog-rolls or kitchen-roll.

    Cut to length and slit the cardboard tube, and rubber band to scope objective.

    You can spray the inner surface matt-black, but that would be polishing the t*rd (ho, ho, ho !!).

    Have fun & a good weekend :)

    Best regards

    Russ
     
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  8. pjgtech

    pjgtech I shoot, therefore I aim......

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    There really are so many inventive and resourceful people on here with some great money saving tips, :) but.....
    I really don't want bog roll tubes on my nice expensive rifle, not even if it was made by Blue Peter themselves, (Heres one we made earlier)! :facepalm:

    If its ok with you, I'll stick with the Hawke one, but thanx anyway.... :thumb: :D
     
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  9. ChrisKz

    ChrisKz Posting Addict

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    use the old lady's tights , cut a piece off and afix with elastic band
     
  10. Readie

    Readie Grumpy Old Fart

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    How does that work ?
     
  11. Carlos76

    Carlos76 Major Poster

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    Like a honey comb filter:thumb:
     
  12. Readie

    Readie Grumpy Old Fart

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    Aaahhhh, ok I see

    May get an additional set or two of cross hairs tho....
     
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    shergar Big Poster

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    Cut from the leg not the crutch
     
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    monsta41 Donator

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  15. PW1

    PW1 Shooting the breeze.

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    Absolutely nothing like a honeycomb filter, tights over a lens will make it a soft focus lens, it will not act like a sunshade, it's absolute nonsense if anyone tells you it will.

    Regards
    Peter
     
  16. shergar

    shergar Big Poster

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    The first part of your quote was informative. The latter part unnecessary.
     
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    PW1 Shooting the breeze.

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    It was just as informative as the first part seeing as how the stupid suggestion keeps getting regurgitated, suck it up.

    Regards
    Peter
     
  18. shergar

    shergar Big Poster

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    Emotive and derogatory language detracts from your," wisdom".
     
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    PW1 Shooting the breeze.

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    It's not wisdom, just fact, I don't care what snowflakes think, take it or leave it, it doesn't bother me either way.

    Regards
    Peter
     
  20. monsta41

    monsta41 Donator

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    Calm down mate, you are the only person that has an issue with the post,and now you are starting to be insulting...... and it wasnt even anything to do with you....


    As for stockings over the lense, it works.. ie: stops the sun glinting off the scope lens and spooking your quarry and doesnt hinder the sight picture either as when its that close to the eye/lens it is virtually invisible, the same as when i hang a scrim net over my scope...Pw was right, it wont shade the scope at all unless you already have a sunshade on there
     

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