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Radians transition shooting glasses. Anyone use?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by cmmonaco78, May 22, 2012.

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  1. cmmonaco78

    cmmonaco78 Member

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    I have been looking into transition lens shooting glasses. I really don't want to spend $200-$300 on a pair. I don't wear prescription so I am not concerned with that. I saw radians transition RXT glasses in 3 colors. Smoke, amber and copper. They are about $50.00

    I have a few questions. 1- has anyone tried them. 2- if so which color and why? 3- How effective are they?

    Thanks in advance.

    Regards,

    Christopher Monaco
     
  2. need to shoot more

    need to shoot more Active Member

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    for the $50 it seems like a low risk gamble

    Jim
     
  3. cmmonaco78

    cmmonaco78 Member

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    Yes, certainly not a bunch of money but none thee less wanted to see if anyone had any experience with them.
     
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    I just looked at a website featuring the glasses. They look entertaining, especially at the price. However, I have always had a problem with fogging with glasses that do not have a brow bar.

    I would also like to hear about personal experiences.

    Bill
     
  5. cmmonaco78

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    I spoke to the people at Radians. I was told that all three colors are photo chromatic. What would be the best for outdoor clay shooting? Amber or copper? I have seen more expensive shooting transition glasses be offered in the autum gold color. The copper color looks to be closest to this. But I have also read that they might be I bit to dark of a tint in overcast conditions. This leads me to think the amber color which looks to be yellow would be better. Anyone have any thoughts?

    You can check them out here

    http://www.radians.com/main/p-213-radians-eclipse-rxt.aspx

    Regards,

    Christopher Monaco
     
  6. cmmonaco78

    cmmonaco78 Member

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    No one huh?
     
  7. Traders

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    cmmonaco78,

    I have used Radians for years. I especially like the model I am using because a prescription insert is available and also an oversized glasses case.

    I have been very happy with them.
     
  8. chipking

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    I use the Rudy Project photo-chromatic which are a little more red than the Radans but they have worked very well for me and the set I have comes with a clear photo-chromatic lens for the cloudy dark days. At the price for the Radans I am tempted to try a set of the smoke for general driving use. I am betting the copper would work well.

    --- Chip King ---
     
  9. cmmonaco78

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    I am going to order a pair in amber and see how they work. It seems they turn a nice dark orange in the sun. Incidentally traders, which model are you using? I will post my results after I recieve them.

    Regards,

    Christopher Monaco
     
  10. Traders

    Traders Well-Known Member

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    I am using Radians--Model: Strike Force II. They are the only Radians where an accessory insert for prescription lens is available. If my eyes change I only need to change the insert. I have been very happy with them.

    Sorry for taking so long to reply.
     
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