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Homemade Lens Protector

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Hey fellow snipers,

I just wanted to demonstrate how you can make inexpensive scope protectors for scopes/red dots. This mod costs less than $10 and is completely reversible if you are not satisfied with the results. The material required includes:

-Clear Lexan (Comes in varying sizes: 1/16,1/8, etc)
-Black Hockey Tape
-Original Scope Cover (Optional)

Step 1:

Place the objective lens flat on top of the lexan. Then take your pen and trace the outer circumference of your scope.

Step 2:

Cut along the lines you traced with a pair of scissors. Then place the circle on the objective lens. If the lens does not fit, trim the circle with your scissors.

Step 3:

Peel only half of the roll of hockey tape.

Step 4:

Peel off the blue cover on the lexan lens and place on the objective lens. Then attach a strip of hockey tape to the scope and to the lexan. Make sure a thin strip of tape sits on top of the lexan.

Hopefully this tutorial will help save some $$$ and protect your expensive scope.

Geli out!
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I just tested my lens protector (1/16 inch lexan) with my BA that shoots around 425 fps with 0.2 BB's. I took two shots points blank, and all they did was leave a tiny dimple from the impact. I looked the scope after and the image was still crystal clear and the dimples were not noticeable. The lens should hold up past 500 FPS, but if your worried use 1/8 inch lexan.

Here is the lens after the test

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Great suggestion

I did that with one of my old scopes but I prefer to just have it on the objective lens. I am going to ghillie wrap my gun, so it will not be as noticeable anyway.
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