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    Sunshade for Connect 3-12 x 32

    I want to make, or get hold of a sunshade for my 3-12 x 32 Viper Connect scope.

    I've seen quite a few people using carbon fibre tubing as a sunshade on their 3-12 x 24 Connects, but I can't find any source of 43 mm ID tube to fit the wider scope. In fact I can't find a source of any type of suitable tube in this size. Anybody got any ideas where to find some, or any other way of doing it?

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    Alan

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    Nearest I've seen is 42mm ID with a 44.8mm OD with a wall thickness of 1.4mm. This can be easily honed out with a snug fitting flapper wheel. Or a quick skim out on a lathe.

    http://www.easycomposites.co.uk/#!/c...pped-42mm.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rapid7Nick View Post
    Nearest I've seen is 42mm ID with a 44.8mm OD with a wall thickness of 1.4mm. This can be easily honed out with a snug fitting flapper wheel. Or a quick skim out on a lathe.

    http://www.easycomposites.co.uk/#!/c...pped-42mm.html
    Thanks. I'd hoped to get something that fitted without rework, but I think this would be my best bet. On the other hand, at over 40 quid delivered the scope may have to go without a sunshade. After all, the weather where I live isn't known for its sunshine !

    Alan

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    Sometimes you get lucky and one from here will fit

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    Quote Originally Posted by imorik View Post
    Sometimes you get lucky and one from here will fit

    https://www.ant-supplies.uk/scope-si...un-shades.html
    By the looks of it their 'alpha' scope might fit. Thanks for the tip.

    Alan

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