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lens color under lights

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by DaveXT, Feb 5, 2012.

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  1. DaveXT

    DaveXT Member

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    What lens color has worked for you in the dark under lights?

    Dave
     
  2. W.P.T.

    W.P.T. TS Member

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    The lightest yellow tint you can find ... WPT ... (YAC) ...
     
  3. spitter

    spitter Well-Known Member TS Supporters

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    I have the Ranger XL by Randolph Engineering... if you can borrow all their 3 tints and test-drive them before you buy, see (pun intended) what works for you... I shoot quite bit at night and started with Medium Yellow... over time I've now changed and use the "Yellow". The pale yellow, for me, never was a winner, but some of my guys like that tint.

    BTW, we throw "All Orange" at night, so depending upon your target color, quality of your lighting system and your eye's personal sensitivity to light and color, your results will probably vary...

    If you happen to be in Chicago... you're more than welcome to borrow some lenses at Naperville for your own test drive...

    Jay Spitz
     
  4. PULL PULL

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    Frank Little once told me. If you shoot anything but clear lenses at night , your only kidding yourself. What color do the winners of shootoffs at the grand use ? I use the lightest shade of yellow . And I seldom shoot under the lights.I would buy a set of uncolored lenses if I shot night targets.I think Frank knew what was best !
     
  5. OldGoat

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    Clear...with anti-reflective coating which provides the greatest light transmission. Regards, Ed
     
  6. cunninmp

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    Over the years I've used Randolphs light yellow. The slight contrast
    gives me an edge at night with orange birds. Everyone's eyes are
    different, so what works for me might not work for you.
    Our club has a busy background up against a hillside. When I use just
    clear, it's sometimes difficult to separate bird from background.
    Hopefully you can test drive both.
    I'm also one of those that use CMT's to a high degree of success when the
    background has no obstructions. Even in a dimly lit clubhouse they
    don't darken up on me. My eye's are 68 yo so maybe that has a lot to
    do with it.

    Mike C.
    Groveland, CA
     
  7. gun fitter

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    straw or light gold.
     
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