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I just got a rifle, and the scope on it has a cover with a yellow lense. Is the color significant for anything, or is it just yellow. I have seen other scope covers that said the color was a performance filter for low light or something. Any ideas?

Question by ravenous2110. Uploaded on April 01, 2010

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from Jere Smith wrote 4 years 2 weeks ago

A yellow lens gives more contrast, in a cloudy situation they can help you see better.

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from mountaindew732 wrote 4 years 2 weeks ago

I agree with Moishe. Plus one to you. I have a green tinted scope cover. Shooting with it on isn't the greatest, but I leave it on when it is raining and it seems to improve my vision

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from Christian Emter wrote 4 years 2 weeks ago

It will make what your shooting at stand out more. You should be able to take off.

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from Jere Smith wrote 4 years 2 weeks ago

I used to be a professional photographer before and the first part of my Army Career and after, the best thing to help one see better is polarized filters/lenses.

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from Jeff Bowers wrote 4 years 2 weeks ago

I have a couple of those. One is yellow and the other is clear. I can't think it's really official, since it seems to mess with the 'pure' vision through the scope.

I can only think it's one of two things... it keeps rain/snow out of the lenses as the lesser of two evils, or it's really quick since you can get a "pop-up" target without having to take the covers off.

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from WA Mtnhunter wrote 4 years 2 weeks ago

At close range it won't mattter much, but at longer ranges you may have the effects of two additional lenses with refraction even though they are not magifying lenses. If they are both on perfectly perpendicular to the line of sight there will be little effect. I would never shoot with see thru lens covers on unless absolutely necessary.

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from jwallen wrote 4 years 2 weeks ago

I had a set on a 7mm-08 carbine hunting pigs and missed a nice boar because it shifted the point of impact two feet to the left at 100 yards with the front cover down. I could not get a set of the regular Butler Creek ones before the trip so I got the tinted one and did not shoot it with the lens down. The lens was cheap plastic and so I just got rid of it. I think they are more trouble than they are worth.

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from lanny wrote 3 years 50 weeks ago

It can possibly limit the glare off of the water.

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from Jeff Bowers wrote 4 years 2 weeks ago

I have a couple of those. One is yellow and the other is clear. I can't think it's really official, since it seems to mess with the 'pure' vision through the scope.

I can only think it's one of two things... it keeps rain/snow out of the lenses as the lesser of two evils, or it's really quick since you can get a "pop-up" target without having to take the covers off.

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from Jere Smith wrote 4 years 2 weeks ago

A yellow lens gives more contrast, in a cloudy situation they can help you see better.

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from mountaindew732 wrote 4 years 2 weeks ago

I agree with Moishe. Plus one to you. I have a green tinted scope cover. Shooting with it on isn't the greatest, but I leave it on when it is raining and it seems to improve my vision

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from Christian Emter wrote 4 years 2 weeks ago

It will make what your shooting at stand out more. You should be able to take off.

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from WA Mtnhunter wrote 4 years 2 weeks ago

At close range it won't mattter much, but at longer ranges you may have the effects of two additional lenses with refraction even though they are not magifying lenses. If they are both on perfectly perpendicular to the line of sight there will be little effect. I would never shoot with see thru lens covers on unless absolutely necessary.

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from jwallen wrote 4 years 2 weeks ago

I had a set on a 7mm-08 carbine hunting pigs and missed a nice boar because it shifted the point of impact two feet to the left at 100 yards with the front cover down. I could not get a set of the regular Butler Creek ones before the trip so I got the tinted one and did not shoot it with the lens down. The lens was cheap plastic and so I just got rid of it. I think they are more trouble than they are worth.

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from Jere Smith wrote 4 years 2 weeks ago

I used to be a professional photographer before and the first part of my Army Career and after, the best thing to help one see better is polarized filters/lenses.

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from lanny wrote 3 years 50 weeks ago

It can possibly limit the glare off of the water.

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