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Color Mag Lenses-Anybody use them?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by TheKid25, Jul 27, 2011.

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  1. TheKid25

    TheKid25 TS Member

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    Looking in to getting new shooting glasses and the Ranger's with the Color Mag Lense seemed great to me. I was just wondering if anybody has ever used this lense? If so, does it perform like they say it does?
     
  2. 1brucem

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    I have them as well as other here, most people don't use them after awhile. Bruce
     
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    Use mine shooting targets against blue sky. Work great, been using 3 years now.
     
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    Clear, bright blue skies, green background mine worked great other than that I found that they were not as good for me as dark purple or polarized copper. I sold my set of CMTs.

    --- Chip King ---
     
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    I use them and a pair of yellow for cloudy days- I have scrips, so buying many lenses is not really an option. They work Ok for me on bright days at the clubs I shoot- in the fall, the foliage is very bright in the red orange area- If I get new glasses I would look at the ranger with the scrip insert and different colors-

    rich k- chemist
     
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    While everybody's eyes are different - and I would encourage you to borrow a pair first and use them during various light conditions; I can say unequivocally that they help me in seeing the orange target.

    I use them to enhance the target against both open and "tree'd" backgrounds with bright and partly sunny conditions, all with good results...

    Again, if possible, borrow a pair to use a couple of times in varying light and background conditions to test them for yourself.

    kind regards,

    Jay
     
  7. TheKid25

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    Looking in to getting new shooting glasses and the Ranger's with the Color Mag Lense seemed great to me. I was just wondering if anybody has ever used this lense? If so, does it perform like they say it does?
     
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    I have them as well as other here, most people don't use them after awhile. Bruce
     
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    Use mine shooting targets against blue sky. Work great, been using 3 years now.
     
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    Clear, bright blue skies, green background mine worked great other than that I found that they were not as good for me as dark purple or polarized copper. I sold my set of CMTs.

    --- Chip King ---
     
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    I use them and a pair of yellow for cloudy days- I have scrips, so buying many lenses is not really an option. They work Ok for me on bright days at the clubs I shoot- in the fall, the foliage is very bright in the red orange area- If I get new glasses I would look at the ranger with the scrip insert and different colors-

    rich k- chemist
     
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    While everybody's eyes are different - and I would encourage you to borrow a pair first and use them during various light conditions; I can say unequivocally that they help me in seeing the orange target.

    I use them to enhance the target against both open and "tree'd" backgrounds with bright and partly sunny conditions, all with good results...

    Again, if possible, borrow a pair to use a couple of times in varying light and background conditions to test them for yourself.

    kind regards,

    Jay
     
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    Kid,

    You've got mail!

    Ed
     
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    I suggest you read this page about Ranger Questions carefully, then click on the link to "tint descriptions" and read that one, too.

    http://www.randolphusa.com/ranger-faq.htm

    Quote from the first page...

    "A simple rule to get maximum focus on a target is to use a lens tint that lets as much light in as possible without squinting your eyes."

    Got that? Maximum light tranmission for maximum target focus.

    I use regular orange....71% and light purple...62%

    I have the CMT's and never use them for shooting since they are essentially dark sunglasses transmitting only 18.5% of available light. When I move my head to follow a target my eyes don't refocus fast enough. After barrel porting, the biggest waste of my money for any shooting gear.
     
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    I have CMT's and they work great for me. I have Ranger Sporters with Rx

    behind the colored lenses. With my eyes I can even wear them in the club house

    which is fairly dark. Shot them in cloudy skies with no problem.

    I also use Vermillion, Purple, and a light yellow under the lights.

    Will use CMT's first, Purple second.

    My eyes love them.

    Mike C
     
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    I bought a pair and I don't like them..wish I had my money back...SMOKIT
     
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    Any one have a set that will fit Rangers? I will take them off your hands. I like them for trap where the targets are always in the sun but they are too dark for sporting where you may only see the bottom of a target, sometimes against a mixed backround. Mine need to be replaced, worn out. Send me a PM or e-mail
    Joe O
     
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    Geez Mike... I guess Randolph Engineering wasted all that money developing a proprietary technology to enhance orange 250%. While your general point was well made, you, likewise, should've tried a pair before making the investment.

    There have been multiple posts about Rx wearers having some issues when using CMT on an Rx lens - many go the "sporter" route.

    Kid, borrow a pair, SEE the benefit first, then consider the purchase... at $80 bucks, not chump change... but for me the CMT is my daytime, Go-2 lens.

    If you happen to be in the Chicago Metro area - I'll lend you mine for a few rounds...

    regards,

    Jay
     
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    They work fine if you have a consistent bright background. The target disappears if it moves from bright to dark, shadows or trees.

    Bill
     
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    I have a pair that I only use in absolutely bright conditions. I shot a very dismal score a couple years ago where conditions varied from bright to shadows using the color mags. Knowing what I now know I would have not purchased the color mag lens.
     
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