what to use to help with the glare on the scope lens

Discussion in 'Optics & Mounts' started by purehavoc, Nov 22, 2011.

  1. purehavoc

    purehavoc New Member

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    I bought myself a new .223 and used a older 40mm bushnell scope I had in the closet if the light hits it right it has one hell of a glare , Coyotes around here see that and run , UIs there anything I can use to help cut the glare ? I tried a small piece of panty hose pulled tight over the scope with a end cap on it but you really loose color and sight picture , to me it wont work well out to 200 yards as I had trouble seeing much past 50 yards with it on there , is there certain colors that work better than others ? I used a flesh tone , Is there a different material that works better
    Thanks
    PH
     
  2. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    those honeycomb ards work well as do longer but cheaper sunshades.

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  3. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Ah- you have discovered the "Black Hole"- the feature most difficult for a sniper to conceal. The shades he showed you up there ^^^ can cut some of the glare. Sun at your back helps.
     
  4. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    ive seen guys at the range duct taping cardboard tubes to the ends of the scope...
     
  5. purehavoc

    purehavoc New Member

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    Anyone know what sunshade will fit a 40mm bushnell banner ?
     
  6. lonyaeger

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  7. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    i would suggest giving bushnell a call. if your objective is threaded they should be able to help you find a shade for it.
     
  8. purehavoc

    purehavoc New Member

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    Jon ,
    due to the high volume of calls I have been on hold for 30 minutes :( .
    Anyone know if the elite sunshade will fit the Banner 6-24X40mm ? if so I will just order one .
    Thanks
    PH
     
  9. purehavoc

    purehavoc New Member

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  10. lonyaeger

    lonyaeger New Member

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    I had the same problem with Leupold yesterday and finally gave up. 'tis the season, but I'll sure look at Leupold differently from now on.

    If I were you, I would just gut out the thirty minutes and not take the chance of ordering something that doesn't fit. I really doubt that anyone here can tell you unequivocally that the Elite sunshade will fit.
     
  11. lonyaeger

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    Question: is the inside of the objective threaded so it can even receive a sunshade?
     
  12. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    from a quick googling it seems bushnell uses a couple different thread pitches :/ kinda retarded. so stay on the line with em.
     
  13. purehavoc

    purehavoc New Member

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    yes it is.
     
  14. purehavoc

    purehavoc New Member

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    after 45 min I finally gave up will try again early tomorrow morning
     
  15. JonM

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    send em an email tonite cant hurt. a gunsmith may be able to tell ya what thread pitch it is and recomend a aftermarket shade
     
  16. lonyaeger

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    I sent Leupold an email yesterday morning, before I started calling. Still no reply....:mad:.
     
  17. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    yeah they are a little slow to respond to email. they get a LOT.
     
  18. purehavoc

    purehavoc New Member

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    I have sent them an email , so I will let ya all know what they say , hopefully soon than later
     
  19. lonyaeger

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    I'm sure they do. They should learn how to react to their business conditions, though, and hire someone to do nothing but respond to emails. If they already have someone doing that, they should add another if business is so good.
     
  20. purehavoc

    purehavoc New Member

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    Well I got ahold of bushnell this fine morning only to be on hold for about 30 seconds to find out that they do not have a sunshade available for the 6-24-40 banner :(
    Guess I will have to figure out what threads it has and try to find something else to work on it . Guess I will be visiting all the local gun shows soon
    and if all else fails I will be resorting to the great toilet paper tube LOL
     
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