OVER TO PHIL AND MICK
I am completely intrigued. Having received the August edition on the doormat the other day, I noticed Phil has that bit of kit on top of his scope again, in the Hardman’s Way – Static Hunting article. Is it a rangefinder or some sort of red-dot system?
Also, both Phil and Mick always have the sunshade extension fixed to their scopes, and Phil doesn’t use the screw-on lens protectors. The other day, a pigeon spotted me through my hide when I moved the gun into position and I wondered whether a reflection had come off the lens scope, and I am now thinking the sunshade might prevent this from happening? I would be most grateful for a response, please. RALPH
1. The pigeons have great eyesight and would detect any abnormal movement along with any flash of reflected light from the scope. I deal with this with very slow and deliberate movements, almost mimicking the movement around me from foliage moving in the breeze. The longer sunshade helps tremendously with preventing sunlight getting to the lens, too.
Hope this is of assistance and, as always, happy to help a fellow shooter. - Mick
Phil Hardman replies: It’s an ATN shot track, HD camera, that I used for the YouTube videos that I’m too lazy to remove! I keep my sunshade on to protect my scope lens from dirt and rain – although cutting down on reflections is handy, too.
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