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Thread: Scope Sun Shades

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    Scope Sun Shades

    Have been looking at getting a sun shade for the scope on one of my rifles to try, I bought one cheap off AliExpress but the thread doesn't match any of the scopes I have although it is the right diameter (40mm). What does everyone else use and they worth the cost?

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    Duct tape it on

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    I think it is mission impossible to just buy a random one and hoping it would work. Most lenses tells you the diameter of the objective, but that does not necessarily translate into the diameter of the thread, it can easily be 1 or 2mm larger. the threading also is not standardised. I just use a piece of wrapped cardboard, then wrap wide duct tape around it to protect it from light rain. looks fugly but who cares.

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    A piece of PVC water pipe the right diameter with a cut length ways so you can spring it open to snap around scope works good.
    Good for keeping water off too. Doesn't look flash but it works.
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    Overkill is still dead.

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    PVC pipe on front objective and piece of car tube taped on rear objective for rain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The bomb View Post
    PVC pipe on front objective and piece of car tube taped on rear objective for rain.
    Same as I do. Don't use PVC on the back end. An idiot mate did and cracked his head.
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    Overkill is still dead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 7mmwsm View Post
    Same as I do. Don't use PVC on the back end. An idiot mate did and cracked his head.
    Oh that just made my morning hahaaha

 

 

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