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Old May 28th, 2013, 17:09   #1
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Protecting your optics

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What do you use to protect your optics from incoming fire (if anything)?

I previously had an ACM EOTech, and used the ACM EOTech plastic protector. I hated it. It was wavy plastic, thus distorted my image and drove me mad.
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Old May 28th, 2013, 17:32   #2
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I buy vortex optics. The warranty is bulletproof. Hence: good for airsoft!

Top one is Airsoft with a Viper PST 1-4x and illuminated reticule. Great unit. Flip down covers for transport, just open the glass up for play.

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Old May 28th, 2013, 18:03   #3
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For any red dot just use the flip up covers or for the eotech line the black front cover. You never need to open up the front cover to use a red dot. That is if your using it properly (with both eyes open).
You will still see the dot projected on your target.
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Old May 28th, 2013, 18:44   #4
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I run a protector on all. Tubes get a honeycomb killflash and odd shapes get a lens cover. Since bulletproof doesn't always mean BBproof.
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Old May 28th, 2013, 19:59   #5
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If you're using EOTech sights, Modify makes a really good lens protector. No distortions and I believe it's made out of polycarbonate. Duy from Airsoftparts sells them.
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Old June 6th, 2013, 13:29   #6
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can anyone tell me what material is the honeycomb of aimpoint killflash made of. is it metal?
more specifically this: http://www.laruetactical.com/aimpoin...h%C2%AE-filter

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Old June 6th, 2013, 14:31   #7
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1/4" plexiglass + dremel + hockey tape = universal optics protection.

Currently keeping a bushnell red dot, a real eotech red dot and my PVS14's glass lenses BB-free for over a year now. Cheap and effective, I don't find it distorts my image or results in any perceivable impact to the PVS14's ability to amplify light.
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Old June 7th, 2013, 01:10   #8
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Ran a $13 lens protector I got from ebay. Saved me some grief within the first skirmish. There wasn't any noticeable image distortion.
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Old June 7th, 2013, 17:50   #9
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If you're using EOTech sights, Modify makes a really good lens protector. No distortions and I believe it's made out of polycarbonate. Duy from Airsoftparts sells them.
I purchased one of these, received it the other day. It was tinted green. I'm a little upset since the description said nothing about coloured glass. Ah well.

I'm thinking of getting a cheap aimpoint micro or RDS for my AK. The Eotech is too heave on the front end of my AK.
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Old June 7th, 2013, 18:45   #10
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You can find killflash for eotechs on ebay. They work great and stopped multiple impacts at UA.
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Old June 9th, 2013, 22:46   #11
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Saw this video on GI TV awhile ago.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vft-...ature=youtu.be
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Old June 12th, 2013, 12:28   #12
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1/4" plexiglass + dremel + hockey tape = universal optics protection.

Currently keeping a bushnell red dot, a real eotech red dot and my PVS14's glass lenses BB-free for over a year now. Cheap and effective, I don't find it distorts my image or results in any perceivable impact to the PVS14's ability to amplify light.
Glad to hear it! I've been doing some experiments with protection for NV and thermal systems. Thermal is proving to be tricky! Do you use a de-mist shield on the back end of your PVS-14 too?
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Old June 12th, 2013, 13:48   #13
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I custom mold 1/8" polycarbonate to snap into place, I've done a few EOtechs with it too. Big problem for most is you need to know how to use a file and you need some dexterity lol
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Old June 12th, 2013, 14:01   #14
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I purchased one of these, received it the other day. It was tinted green. I'm a little upset since the description said nothing about coloured glass. Ah well.

These come with a coloured film applied on both sides to protect it from scratches during transport. Just peel the film off both sides
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Old June 12th, 2013, 14:14   #15
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I cut an old piece of plexiglass I had laying around to fit inside my aimpoint t1.

Added a thin layer of plastic to the cap the screws into the lense (whatever you call it) to prevent future scratches to the inner plexiglass.

Works well so far
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