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#6541624 - 11/13/16 03:31 PM Scope Sunshade ?
LFD2037 Offline
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Does a sunshade block any light 'gathering' abilities of a scope? If not, any reason to not just leave it on the scope 24/7? Scope is XTR II 4-20x50.
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#6541644 - 11/13/16 03:40 PM Re: Scope Sunshade ? [Re: LFD2037]
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Maybe, never have tried my scopes in low light without the shade.
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#6541646 - 11/13/16 03:41 PM Re: Scope Sunshade ? [Re: LFD2037]
LFD2037 Offline
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So you keep it on there 24/7?
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#6541725 - 11/13/16 04:44 PM Re: Scope Sunshade ? [Re: LFD2037]
Grizz Offline
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I've wondered the same thing. I recently bought a Vortex Viper scope and it came with a sun shade. So far I've only shot it without the shade.
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#6541726 - 11/13/16 04:44 PM Re: Scope Sunshade ? [Re: LFD2037]
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gets in the way, in a blind, okay from prone or bench
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#6541773 - 11/13/16 05:06 PM Re: Scope Sunshade ? [Re: LFD2037]
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I don't even use my sunshade.
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#6541775 - 11/13/16 05:07 PM Re: Scope Sunshade ? [Re: LFD2037]
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I've been meaning to post a pic. Here she is in all her glory.
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#6541883 - 11/13/16 06:15 PM Re: Scope Sunshade ? [Re: LFD2037]
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I do not have mine on my XTR II, only because the cap didn't fit on easily and I havnt tried again or felt like I needed it.
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#6542039 - 11/13/16 07:21 PM Re: Scope Sunshade ? [Re: ETXFIREMAN 1]
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Originally Posted By: ETXFIREMAN 1
I do not have mine on my XTR II, only because the cap didn't fit on easily and I havnt tried again or felt like I needed it.


Same here up
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#6542040 - 11/13/16 07:22 PM Re: Scope Sunshade ? [Re: LFD2037]
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Originally Posted By: LFD2037
I've been meaning to post a pic. Here she is in all her glory.


Sweet setup man up
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#6542044 - 11/13/16 07:23 PM Re: Scope Sunshade ? [Re: LFD2037]
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Is that a magpul stock? If so, is it stiff enough for shooting off of a bipod?
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#6542047 - 11/13/16 07:25 PM Re: Scope Sunshade ? [Re: LFD2037]
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Originally Posted By: LFD2037
So you keep it on there 24/7?


Yes.

This evening I had the XTR II out, with sunshade on. At 100 yards I could see just fine at 3X or 15X, the last five minutes of legal light.
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#6542173 - 11/13/16 08:23 PM Re: Scope Sunshade ? [Re: FiremanJG]
Grizz Offline
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Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
Originally Posted By: LFD2037
So you keep it on there 24/7?


Yes.

This evening I had the XTR II out, with sunshade on. At 100 yards I could see just fine at 3X or 15X, the last five minutes of legal light.


Good info, I may put mine on and leave it to cover all of my bases.
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#6542315 - 11/13/16 09:30 PM Re: Scope Sunshade ? [Re: LFD2037]
Buzzsaw Offline
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The real reason they are made , back in the day, benchrest shooters would roll up a paper target and stick it in the sunshade to direct mirage from the barrel around the front of the scope.

sounds made up but its true.
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#6542605 - 11/14/16 07:35 AM Re: Scope Sunshade ? [Re: Buzzsaw]
FiremanJG Offline
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They also work for what their name implies. When shooting in the direction of the sun they help keep the image from getting washed out.
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