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How to Keep rain off your shooting glasses????

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by riggy, Jun 5, 2009.

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  1. riggy

    riggy TS Member

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    It's been a very rainy year so far where I shoot. Does anyone have any good ways of keeping your glasses clean while shooting? I thought about putting rain-X on but not sure if that help or not.
     
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    I've wondered that very same question. I speculate that rain-x would be very hard to get polished clean to see thru though. I'm saying the best bet would be a hat that sheds water and keeps the rain off the glasses. I too have had the problem and one needs to carry a cloth that one can use to wipe off the glasses. Mine smear if anything is touched to them. Dan
     
  3. Rollin Oswald

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    If you can't find a blond, scantily clad cheerleader to hold a large, umbrella over your head when you shoot, Decot used to sell an arisol, silicone-based product similar to Rain-X that works the same way.

    As I recall, it used to do a pretty good of job causing the water to run off and not bead up.

    Rollin
     
  4. Mark-in-Maine

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    <a href="http://s207.photobucket.com/albums/bb109/melie1946/?action=view&current=windshieldwiperglasses.jpg" target="_blank">[​IMG]</a>
     
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    IAB, where can I get them? LOL Bulge.
     
  6. grnberetcj

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    Do as I do...shoot only when the sun is shining.

    Having been a waterfowl hunter all my life....rain (and/or snow) on my glasses is always a plus!

    Basically, I have learned to become comfortable in my discomfort!!!

    Curt
     
  7. BIGDON

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    Learn to shoot with it on there. Ignore it.

    Don
     
  8. Savage99Stan

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    Try a filson material hat.
     
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    BIGDON gets the prize here..... Worrying about rain on your glasses and trying to keep them clear will cause you to miss more targets than if you just ignore the rain and shoot through it. You can shoot very successfully in the rain if you can learn to do this. Just keep looking at the target and forget the rain... Just my experience.... Dan Thome (Trap2)
     
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    FOR WHAT ITS WORTH I USE RAINEX , THE SAME STUFF I PUT ON MY WINDSHIELD. WHEN IT RAINS IT JUST RUNS OFF WITHOUT SMEARING MY GLASSES WITH A KLEENEX OR RAG. HARRY FREY
     
  11. ricks1

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    Ask Tron to put kitty on your head and the tail will keep them clear.. Dont wear Glasses thats the best way. Then when you miss you have an excuse
     
  12. Steve W

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    Pardon me for asking you, you don't wear a hat while shooting in the rain? What about rain gets in your eyes?
     
  13. BIGDON

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    I don't know who you are asking but I wear a cap rain or shine all the time. If you shoot this sport long enough you will shoot in some really wicked weather.

    Don
     
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    I like those Elton John-type glasses - groovy man!

    Talking about protection from elements - like was said above, sun most importantly, but I look for hats with longer/extended brims in water resistant or waxed finishes...

    For those who want to take it to an extreme - saltwater "flats" hats have really long brims, some with neck protection also - protection from just about any rain or snow... plus skin cancer.

    regards to all,

    Jay
     
  15. bill1949

    bill1949 Well-Known Member

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    Wear a hat.
     
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    motordoctor Shoji Tabuchi in Branson

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    try these
     
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    A small piece of real Chamois works very well. I suggest that Big Don locate a large Chamois rag, cut it up into 4 inch squares and send them to us. I need to replace the one I loaned to somebody last year.

    Pat Ireland
     
  18. Barry C. Roach

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    Plastic bag over your head.
     
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