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Sun Shade for the Leupold VXR 2-7x33?

Discussion in 'Scopes & Optics' started by 2A2Dend, Jun 4, 2016.

  1. 2A2Dend

    2A2Dend .. Well-Known Member

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    For the Leupold VXR 2-7x33, have you found a supplier for a sun shade?
    Leupold does not list them as being made.
    Thread span looks to be 36mm
     
  2. Brutus57

    Brutus57 Skagit County Well-Known Member

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    Can't help you there, but how do you like the scope above?
    Am looking in to that one of Strike Eagle by Vortex.

    Brutus Out
     
  3. 2A2Dend

    2A2Dend .. Well-Known Member

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    Not wanting to sound koolaid, but I really like it. I can't give a comparison, unless to my Aimpoint M4s's. The glass is super clear, reticle real crisp, and the red dot is perfect. Plenty bright in full sun, down to low light. If the battery dies, the scope is still very usable. Also, the variable focus ring is not too tight. Easily managed. I've plans to get another Leupold for my Elk rifle...soonish.
    I've always bought the cheap stuff in the past, Simmons, Bushnell, Weaver, because I managed to smack the scope as I slipped off a log (valley woods hunter) For me, this Leupold is mouth watering tenderloin.

    I researched the VSE quite a bit. Also on my list of potentials. The more I looked into them, the less I liked. I feel the reticule and subtensions are way too big.

    The sun shade, I may have to make one
     
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  4. Dyjital

    Dyjital Albany, Ore Flavorite Member Bronze Supporter

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    Duct tape and PVC...?

    Kidding. I prefer sunshades on the range so I understand the pain. A while back I saw some slip over style. Now if I could remember where....
     
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  5. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Bondo and black paint!:eek:
     
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  6. Ura-Ki

    Ura-Ki Sub Light Speed Well-Known Member

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    ebay has sunshades listed, but I didn't dig very far into the listings. I did see several in 32 mm but not 33 mm! The old trick of PVC and tape does work, but looks like what it is.
     
  7. 2A2Dend

    2A2Dend .. Well-Known Member

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    So be it. Schedule 80 PVC pipe will work. If need be, I'll have a piece turned on a lathe and then scuff it to remove the shine, then dye or paint it flat black. I'll look into the possibility of having it threaded as well.

    I'm not willing to buy/try. There are alternatives!
     
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  8. bolus

    bolus Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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  9. erudne

    erudne The Pie Matrix PPL Say Sleeping W/Your Rifle Is A bad Thing? Bronze Supporter

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    I have some soft rubber shades that slip over the scope, not the most professional of accessories but it gets the job done