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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-24-2017, 12:40 PM Thread Starter
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Sun Shades

What are the pros and cons of scope sun shades?Thinking about getting one or two.What effect does shade length have on the view through the scope?

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-24-2017, 10:13 PM
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I use them on higher power scopes. They make a difference depending on the light and the angle to the light.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-25-2017, 10:13 AM
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I think the majority of time they are unnecessary. But; when the sun hits the lens at just the right angle and all you can see is glare, a sun shade is priceless. I think for 99.9% of the time a short 2" shade will work. I think these 6"+ long shades do nothing more as far as glare then a 2" shade would, but the longer one might help with heat mirage coming off a barrel. Ultimately they are lite in weight so I dont see it being a hindrance on a rifle being used during bright light conditions.

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-25-2017, 11:44 AM
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I rarely am in a situation to use one. Actually the only time I use one is when I'm shooting groundhogs on a bright sunny day with high power scopes. It certainly helps when conditions merit it. I guess there really isn't much downside to using one, but I'm guessing that it wouldn't be good to have one on in a low light situation.
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