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    Sun Strike

    Anyone got any good ideas on how to battle sunstrike on the scope?.............got a bad dose yesterday and missed out on a couple of deer because of it.
    On a more positive note said deer havnt been overly worked up and stressed out and hopefully should be able to do another recce in a few weeks.
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    Be on the cold side looking at the warm side.

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    Put a sun shade on your scope?
    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
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    Nice one cam.......If I'd been on the cold side I'd never have seen em....Rushy do you know who makes these and do they alter POA?........
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    they are just a bit of metal or plastic that slides (or screws into) over the front of the scope - no change in point of aim

    Seen a guy just use a toilet roll!!

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    no more gaps tube would work too.

    or a piece of alkathene or pvc

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alpinehunter0 View Post
    Nice one cam.......If I'd been on the cold side I'd never have seen em....Rushy do you know who makes these and do they alter POA?........
    Ask at your local gun shop. Top end brands like Leupold etc manufacture sun shades to fit their scopes but I am sure that there are also others that produce a generic sun shade .
    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
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    That is one thing I do want to invest in when I get a new rifle is a sunshade for the scope nothing worse than going to the range early in the morning to check sighting before getting to where you are going to hunt for a few days and be hit by sun strike especially while hunting.Matt ya should have left the .223 at home and taken the eargensplitten loudenboomer with you.
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    Make sure your lenses are free of dust, makes a big difference.
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    I have seen a picture of the british snipers in Afganistan and they had a honey comb style sunshade which I imagine is quite effective. Not sure how deep they are.

    Hawke Sport Optics Rifle Scope Honeycomb Sunshade HX3222, HX3220, HX3224, HX3221, HX3223. Hawke Sport Optics Riflescope Accessories.

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    It's called an ARD, anti-reflection-device, designed to stop your objective reflecting light and revealing your position.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gimp View Post
    It's called an ARD, anti-reflection-device, designed to stop your objective reflecting light and revealing your position.
    Oh, but then it does that by keeping the sun off of the lens so it should work well for sunstrike too, I think.

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    Yep, it should. My ACOG came with one on it, but it was dented and covered in Afghani mud so I haven't even bothered to put it on the optic and look through it.

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    Used toilet roll will I'd it, either bit of tape or blu tac its not like your planning to be in the strike zone all the time
    Grouchy Smurf had it right all along...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rushy View Post
    Ask at your local gun shop. Top end brands like Leupold etc manufacture sun shades to fit their scopes but I am sure that there are also others that produce a generic sun shade .
    Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm wonder if weaver do one for the V9 .......mines about 12 years old but in primo nick.........38mm objective lens.....might have to look into it cause man it weren't not fun.......Hunter 308.....I contemplated takin the eargensplitten loudenboomer and now wish I had.....might have been backstraps in the freezer if I had.....lesson learnt. .223 would have been fine in the bush but not really up in the open country.......shit happens
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