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I posted a question last week about upgrading my 20X SS on my 1000 yard rifle but am now considering trying to use it on another setup for long range as well.  My problem is whenever the sun slants across, my sight picture is very washed out.  It's not impossible to use, just very tough.  I tried a sun shade (2.5") and a mirage band  but it didn't seem to help.  Is this a normal thing with the SS?  For the most part I'm pleased with it but this really makes it tough to use at about any distance and any range out here.  I'm wondering if I need to get it checked out or what?  Out here in NM I really need something that will work on bright days.  Suggestions?
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: February/11/2010 at 10:02
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Stack your sunshades. Use two, see if that helps. My problem with 20X scopes is the limited light transmission for my old eyes.
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Well I added one to the one that is on the SS so it really is a bit more than just 2.5" and it didn't help.  The picture wasn't dark, just washed out and actually had glare in it.  I've not had that problem with anything since the old steel tube Weavers out of El Paso and this was with the sun at about a 45 degree angle not even directly into the scope.  Kinda thinking there is something wrong with the scope itself.

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Hate to tell you this, but that seems to be common with that scope. Mine does it too, even here in Ohio (when the sun does bother to shine.) That's about the only complaint I have about that scope. Don't know what the solution. Don't suppose an ARD would help; that's not what they're for.
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 I have the same scope(4 actually) and have the same problem. Our range faces east so it is almost impossible to shoot before 10 am with one. What I have done to counter this is hang a piece of carpet off the top of the shooting sheds roof to shade the front of the scope, it helps but I still need to adjust it a few times while shooting. I wish one of the Farris's would comment.

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Well I guess that answers that then.  Sounds like it's just a part of the scope.  I too like the thing but don't care for that part of it.  Oh well, guess I'll have to keep playing with it and figure something out or that can be my excuse to upgrade!
 
Thanks for the input.
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an ard will help with that u put the ard ontop of the 2 sun shades and it will help ALOT!
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Now that's a good idea, I'll have to try that out.  Thanks!
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