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New shooter ? about sunshades for hunting

My question is, are they worth the hassle for hunting? Most of the shooting I do is either early morning or late evening since that is when I see the majority of game, and I know this is a subjective topic but I was wanting to know what you guys think. I never seem to even take the sunshade anywhere.
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    Re: New shooter ? about sunshades for hunting

    Boy! Was that ever a dumb answer....LOL

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    At the minimum get polarized glass. And the first time you get snapped in the eyeball in underbrush and arent wearing....I bet you'll give $500 for a pair...
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    At the minimum get polarized glass. And the first time you get snapped in the eyeball in underbrush and arent wearing....I bet you'll give $500 for a pair...
    Hey Sully, I'm pretty sure he's talkin about the sunshade for his scope, not sunglasses. LOL

    And to answer the question, it's all personal preference. Some scopes don't need them with ultra-high quality glass and lens coatings. For example, my cheap scopes need them, but my Zeiss and Kahles scopes do not, because of superior lens coatings and polarization to keep glare, refraction, and eclipsing to a minimum.
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    Re: New shooter ? about sunshades for hunting

    I try not to leave mine on my scope. If I know I am going to do something that will have me pointed close to the sun I bring it along and mount it when I get there. My steel targets are set up in a direction that is great in the morning, but close to the sun on summer evenings. Usually in a hunting scenario the last place you want to be is with the sun in your face and the prey in the shade, but it is not 100% avoidable.

    My main concern is that a 6" long extension is a pretty good lever arm to torque on the scope with if you get it snagged.
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    My question is, are they worth the hassle for hunting? Most of the shooting I do is either early morning or late evening since that is when I see the majority of game, and I know this is a subjective topic but I was wanting to know what you guys think. I never seem to even take the sunshade anywhere.

    Well...if I can fall back and punt...( geeze)...I have them but only ever use them on varmint rifles when I may be out in bright sunlight. Ya never need any early or late because you wont get any mirage at those times of day...
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    Hey Sully, I'm pretty sure he's talkin about the sunshade for his scope, not sunglasses. LOL
    Ya think maybe?.....lol
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