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What color lenses for shooting under lights

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Just looking for suggestions for a lens color for shooting at night under the lights and in overcast conditions. I had lite target orange and wonder if that would work for both situations. Thanks, Al Baker
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Under the lights and overcast are two totally different conditions. Even overcast can run from very dark to so bright you don't want to look up at it without some kind of color over your eyes.
 

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I usually use either clear or the Ranger Pale Yellow. Anything else is a bit dark, depending on how good the lights are. We started using green targets at night, and everyone's scores went up exponentially. Green targets at night is like shooting glowing UFO's the size of garbage can lids. I still missed a couple, though. Hmmm.....
 

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While everyone's eyes are different, I've had personal success and see many of my members shoot with Ranger Yellows - Yellow, Medium Yellow and/or Pale Yellow...

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I don't have to worry about shooting under the lights for that generally involves a shoot-off and my shooting sucks! However there is the Georgia State this week and the Nora Ross clinic in 3 weeks. Maybe I'll have to get the pale yellow or clear lenses after all.

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I prefer vemillion.

For me, it does several things...

(1) It works well with my fluorescent red Uni-Dot bead (which I use to prevent cross-firing).

(2) It reduces streaking when white clays are thrown.

(3) It makes white clays look like normal fluorescent red or orange clays.

(4) It does not affect fluorescent red or orange clays.

(5) A big plus is that it really dims the bright green grass that get lit up badly by the lights. I find the bright green to be distracting.

Drawbacks? The only one is right at sunset, when the sky is also vermillion. I try not to shoot then, and wait until dark. Otherwise I reluctantly switch to clear.
 

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Like others here,I found that yellow is perfect for overcast gloomy conditions.I tried them at night and they effectively brightened the targets. Highly recommended.

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I use 5% vermillion, they are almost clear.


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