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    Scope sunshades, any good?

    I was shooting in my south facing garden yesterday which was made virtually impossible by the low winter sun.
    Would a honeycomb sunshade or long sunshade help things on the scope or would this just become another unused gadget in the gun box?
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    I have the same problem sometimes, I have a hawke 4-16x44 SF with a long sunshade and it seems to work quite
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    I use them pretty much all year round as Im too lazy to remove them,
    Invaluable for the low winter sun but also for shooting into a summer sun, a worthwhile investment for only a few pounds, although Optisan included one with the CP scope so I didn't need to buy that on.

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    i use them all the time on my scopes

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    I tend to use longer sunshades. The honeycomb cut out too much light for my liking.
    The cheaper scopes tend to flair far more than top end well coated scopes. Difficult lighting conditions is why the high end scopes warrant the higher investment. Big difference, but they still can't do the impossible.
    I too leave the sunshades on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cptman View Post
    I was shooting in my south facing garden yesterday which was made virtually impossible by the low winter sun.
    Would a honeycomb sunshade or long sunshade help things on the scope or would this just become another unused gadget in the gun box?
    Cheers
    Pete.
    Yes & yes

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    Funnily enough, the times I have needed one, I didn't have one for that particular scope, then you notice it.

    I don't always fit them if supplied because the rifle may not fit in the gun slip.
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    I've never used a honeycomb but an extended sunshade used to come in handy when avoiding glare when I used to shoot FT around years ago, so yes I think one would help you. Try it and see.

    John M
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