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Scope flash - why we must cover optics:

Re: 45° angled eyepieces on spotting scopes

A few years ago I was prone shooting at the local 200 yd. range. Went downrange to paste the target up. Upon walking back I couldn't help but notice that I was getting a "flashing signal" from the 45° Kowa. Skylight (not sunlight)was being transmitted though the scope and it was almost like a mirror flashing, but not nearly so bright. It was NOT light falling on the objective causing a reflection. I must have been exactly on center with the scope tube, as each step caused a flash. Something to think about if you are a tactical shooter. If your eyeball isn't on the eyepiece then something should cover it up. Anyone else ever had this happen?

Ron N. <>
USA - Thursday, November 05, 1998 at 21:15:19 (EST) 

Ron - On scope flash, ALWAYS cover the eye piece when your face isn't covering it. We show our students that little problem so that it is burned into their heads! The same is true with the rifle scope!

Rick <>
Fayetteville, NC USA - Thursday, November 05, 1998 at 23:43:22 (EST) 

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