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Old 10-04-2005, 08:38 PM
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Leupold MK4 Sunshade

Does anyone know a Leupold part # for 4" matte sunshade for a MK4 6.5X20 (post 2004)? Midway lists sunshades for 50mm Obj., but product notes for them say it's for Adjustable Objective only. Can't find any mention of shades for side focus scopes on the Leupold site.
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Old 10-04-2005, 08:49 PM
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Re: Leupold MK4 Sunshade

The one that you speak of will work. The threads are the same on all of the objective ends. It doesn't matter, new or old. They started threading the eypieces on the new scopes to accomodate some of their new accessories.
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Old 10-05-2005, 05:11 PM
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Re: Leupold MK4/VX3 Sunshade

Leupold link towards bottom of page under Aluminia 50ft adapter. Part number 523353 Ok for Feb 2004 onwards including VX3. Pre Feb 2004 ie Vari X 3 need to have front bell thread replaced.

Option is to use a Leupold fit Killflash known as an ARD , http://www.premierreticles.com/catalog/i...741&clist=0,94222,132619 these screw directly onto the front bell and cut the light down approx 19% + all the benefits of a sunshade without the lengh. Heard conflicting reports on the cheap equivalents from elsewhere.
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Old 10-05-2005, 05:27 PM
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Re: Leupold MK4/VX3 Sunshade

I'll check tomorrow, but I know I screwed 2 sunshades that my place of employment had for years onto two new Mark 4's. I'll try also try the new sunshades we have on my old vari x 3.
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Old 10-05-2005, 06:37 PM
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Re: Leupold MK4/VX3 Sunshade

I can check at the weekend whether the Aluminia stuff screws onto the older Vari x 3.
50ft adapter pre 2004 part no. 31682
50ft adapter post 2004 part no. 59021
Have a look at pdf file, cannot cut and paste so where it says Alumina at start of paragraph. http://www.leupold.com/corporate/pre...Alumina_NR.pdf
Also bottom right corner about retro threading. http://www.leupold.com/resources/cus...Order_Form.pdf

Should be able to confirm by the end of the week if above links are incorrect.
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Old 10-06-2005, 03:36 PM
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Re: Leupold MK4/VX3 Sunshade

I just screwed Leupold part # 52353 onto my Vari X III 4.5-14x50mm. We just got these shades in so I know they are the new ones. It says fits post 2003 models. I find it hard to believe that my scope was made post 2003. I'll try and screw an alumina cover on it tonight.
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Old 10-07-2005, 12:06 PM
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Re: Leupold MK4/VX3 Sunshade

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Option is to use a Leupold fit Killflash known as an ARD , ....these screw directly onto the front bell and cut the light down approx 19% + all the benefits of a sunshade without the lengh. Heard conflicting reports on the cheap equivalents from elsewhere.

[/ QUOTE ]I can also say first hand that the ARD/KILLFLASH affects the image quality. I doubt teh version made for Leupold by ARD is any different. If lens reflection killing is the aim - then fine, I can accept the arguments. If Image sharpening is teh aim - Then I personally would stick to good old fashioned long sunshades.
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