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polarized lenses for shooting?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by halfstock, Aug 9, 2011.

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  1. halfstock

    halfstock TS Member

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    Anyone used polarized lenses for shooting? I have trouble with glare and was wondering if they help. Usually wear CMT lenses. Thanks, PA Shooter
     
  2. Bob M

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    I had a pair a few years and prescriptions back and only wore them for full sun with glare. I had Dr. Rively tint them light target orange and they worked well in glare situations.
     
  3. halfstock

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    Anyone used polarized lenses for shooting? I have trouble with glare and was wondering if they help. Usually wear CMT lenses. Thanks, PA Shooter
     
  4. Bob M

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    I had a pair a few years and prescriptions back and only wore them for full sun with glare. I had Dr. Rively tint them light target orange and they worked well in glare situations.
     
  5. spitter

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    Wayne Morgan/Morgan Optical made a pair of his Hi-Contrast Brown polarized lenses for my Rangers. Originally bought for hunting, but they've proved adept at enhancing orange clays also.

    They are similar to the copper polarized available for ranger xlw.

    Jay
     
  6. chipking

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    I use the Copper Polarized lenses in my Ranger XLWs when there is a lot of glare and they work great. I have used them with success on sunny days with no glare as well but my preference for those days is dark purple or light purple depending on what I can get by with without squinting.

    --- Chip King ---
     
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    I have a pair of light amber polarized clip-ons from mao-mart. I also like them for driving. They are also good for fishing.

    ctreay
     
  8. Pull & Mark

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    I used my green colored polorized glasses for shooting for a couple of years before I had Frank make me a 3 lens set. One of them is still a green colored polorixed len, with the Rx much higher in the lens where it should be now. I need these lenses down here in S. Fla during the end of summer. Just to much glare with the regular lenses for me. I do have blue eyes as well so I have always been more sensitive than many other people. They were well worth the money in the long haul. Break-em all JEff

    I used these glasses for my boat fishing offshore, then started using them for shooting, before Frank made me my shooting set!!! I really liked the green color and was very used to them. That's why I opted for the green over the brown that is a more popular shooting color when I had them made. Jeff
     
  9. Dickgshot

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    I was told that polarized lenses are not good for shooting because they
    dull the target. I use them in bright sun, but if I don't the target well I
    switch to dark purple.
     
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    Talk to Alan Lehman. He can make polarized lens in most any color you like. He even uses a red polarization system that gives an empahsis on orange targets. I personally don't like the red polarization but others may.
     
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    I found that wearing polorized lenses in golf actually made it harder to see the golfball. I realized that the lack of glare on the ball due to the poloroid filter made it less noticable to me.
    I haven't tried it for clay targets, but the glare on a golfball made a difference.
     
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    I have the polarized copper XLW's and they work very well.
     
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    I used polorized green lenses this year ion sunny days and they worked excellent for me and I have several other color lenses that I compaired them to and like them best. I also would like to inform you that I was wearing them home from a shoot and it started raining so took them off what a mistake put them right back on helps see threw the rain like never before day time of course. Everyone is different but I encourage you to try it amazing results.
    \Buddy
     
  14. ke4yyd

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    If you wore them while driving you probably noticed how much the internal reflections on your windshield were eliminated and/or reduced.

    I have a pair of "DriveWear" lens that Alan Lehman made up for me in his shooting fromes that I use about 90% of the time. They are polarized and photochromatic. Very lightly tinted yellow/green in low light but darken to reddish brown in bright light.

    http://www.drivewearlens.com/home.php
     
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    Next pair I get will be Drivewear. I have some amber polarized Berkely fishing glasses now that really help with snow on bright days.

    HM
     
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    For my eyeballs I personally don't like the colored lens. I have been shooting polarized grey lens for many years and love them. I use Decot lt grey for those light foggy mornings, the dark grey for bright sunny days, and clear on the dark days and eve.

    Andy
     
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    bought a set of photosensative polarized glasses at walmart 20 bucks best glasses ever...
     
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    I bought a Decot "Golf" style grey daytime glasses a year ago. Adn I love them as they are absolutely perfect for all daytime driving. I could not recommend them more highly... Except on thing... I live in snow country and the roads are heavily salted And because I did not get polarized lenses I suffer in the winter due to the glare form salt. I use standard light target orange for all my shooting. Again Decots
     
  19. W.P.T.

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    I have a pair of Decot Polarized lenses and find they are really dark, but do eliminate all the glare on really bright sunny days which is their intended purpose ...

    I have a pair of the original HiDefSpecs lenses and find they are great for driving but not so great for shooting ... The only color lenses I do not have are the blue ones being as I never shoot green targets ... I will probably have to get some of them now, I understand they throw green targets in Las Vegas ... WPT ... (YAC) ...
     
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