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Shooting while overcast/gray - What color lenses?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by t7731, Aug 11, 2012.

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  1. t7731

    t7731 Member

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    I had a horrible night shooting last week. It was about 6:30 pm and getting ready to rain. We turned on the lights, but it really wasnt dark enough to help pick up the targets.

    Anybody else have a problem with this type of light or does anyone have any suggestions on what color lenses help. I tried both yellow and orange and had little luck with either.

    Thanks,

    Mike
     
  2. Lovemy99

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    Try either vermillion or rose. That's my choice for cloudy or low light conditions. For me, these colors make the targets really glow.
     
  3. BigM-Perazzi

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    Clear....maximum light transmission...
     
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    V10 Well-Known Member

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    Or as close to it as you can get.

    Whatever color you like in a 5% tint would be about right.
     
  5. BigM-Perazzi

    BigM-Perazzi Well-Known Member

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    I agree...
     
  6. paul7177

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    Clear or lightest yellow.
     
  7. X2 fan

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    Being that my prescription lenses cost $135/pr. and I don't have the kind of disposable income to allow me to have more than one color, I bought light target orange last year. I couldn't be happier. While I have not shot at night yet, any other type of lighting/sky conditions have not caused me any problems in seeing targets clearly. I used to have vermillion lenses and they were not good for me in dusk/low light conditions. Or even heavy overcast, for that matter.
    Realize that everyone's eyes are not the same but I would suggest that the lighter the color, the better for the conditions you described.

    Tim
     
  8. 8 Straight

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    My go to color for gray and overcast skies is called Watermelon. It is one of the red/vermillion lenses. Can't be beat.
     
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    You will have to look through some lenses until you find a color that makes the targets glow. Only you can tell what works best. Especially true if you are color blind to some degree. HMB
     
  10. ImpalaBob

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    Since I primarily shoot orange targets with GREEN backgrounds, my favorites are light and dark purple lenses. I have many other choices in the bag!

    Target color, background, lighting .... all are factors in my lens color choice.

    Bob
     
  11. open choke

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    Clear, pale yellow, sometimes light purple

    Also, light purple for when it's really cloudy but the sun is being covered
     
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