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Old 05-15-2015, 05:43 AM   #1
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I have a Burris 4.5 X 14 X 42mm "Droptine" scope. It needs a sunshade. I'm trying to find one on-line but none of the descriptions seem to match. Even the Burris website itself is not helpful. They list sunshades but for other models.
The objective lens is 42mm but the threaded ring to accept the sunshade is 50mm inside diameter at the top of the thread.
Any suggestions would be welcome.


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Old 05-15-2015, 08:48 PM   #2
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I ran across this problem once, and cleverly ordered a sunshade for another brand scope, the same size.

You guessed it - It didn't fit.

I would give Burris customer service a call, they might have some info. - It never hurts to ask!


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Yep, a call to customer service at Burris would be your best option.
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Being a DIY kind of guy when I wanted a sun shade for my varmint rig, took one look at the price and said their nuts and made my own.
Works wonderfully and only took a little time to make it.

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But if you really want to spend money I agree call customer service.

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My scope is too big in diameter for a toilet paper roll. I tried a paper towel roll, with the same results.

Now I'm looking for a smaller scope.

- I already have the scotch tape and the rattle-can of black paint.
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My scope is also to big for the rolls paper products come on too. It is alum flashing I cut out after I measured the dia of the scope in inches.
Rolled it and used duct tape to hold the roundness then used JB Weld to seal the seam, removed the duck tape when the first JB was dry and finished the seam seal. Mixed some auto body filler and applied it for some thickness and to make it a bit stronger. Sanded it smooth and painted it flat black. applied some latex caulk on the inside and smoothed it out where it slips over the scope. That latex holds the scope tight on the scope and is just a tight slip fit.

I figure it cost me a tiny bit over 2.00 to make including the can of 97 cent flat black paint from Wally world. I had the body filler left over from one of the old tractors I restore, had the caulk from sealing a window pane replacement, Flashing is a small piece from making close outs in screen bottom boards.

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The aluminum ought to work out pretty well. Keeping the weight down is a major factor.

For a 50mm scope, one of those "tallboy" beer cans might be pretty close to the right size.


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