Olight and barrel reflection

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Olight and barrel reflection

Post by pete1 » 10 May 2019, 12:49 pm

Ok so put olight on top of scope on blued howa 1500, worked fine. Then put it on my stainless howa, i got so much reflection off barrel scopw went white and couldnt see. Was gunna wrap barrel in camo tape, but just wondering has anone else experienced same problem?
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Re: Olight and barrel reflection

Post by bigfellascott » 10 May 2019, 1:25 pm

I'd try putting a bit of cardboard wrapped around the torch and tape it on (like a dunny roll) see if that helps with the glare issue, or a bit of black tape or your camo wrap, they all should do the job I would think.
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Re: Olight and barrel reflection

Post by Jon79 » 10 May 2019, 3:34 pm

Use the magnetic barrel mount instead, sticks solid as a rock and no glare
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Re: Olight and barrel reflection

Post by Stix » 10 May 2019, 7:19 pm

I also get that problem pete...its a PITA...

Ive not gotten around to a good fix yet...

im thinking of something matt black--maybe fuzzy track pants material--& rubber band around barrel...?

Ive noticed the position (forward/back) makes a difference sometimes...but ive also noticed the amount of moisture in the air also adds to flare--kinda like fog...

Ill let you know if i find a solution...& id also be keen to hear if you do/what you try...
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Re: Olight and barrel reflection

Post by marksman » 10 May 2019, 7:46 pm

as suggested a strip of tape down the barrel to stop the reflections

I want to try the magnetic mount but need the light on top of the scope

I like the idea of making like a barrel sock out of fuzzy track pants materia

I have found that when "but ive also noticed the amount of moisture in the air also adds to flare--kinda like fog..." this happens
I go back to a halogen light and can see way better
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Re: Olight and barrel reflection

Post by deye243 » 11 May 2019, 12:18 am

Only ever seen this with cheap scopes as the lenses cant cope with the 6000+ temp light
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Re: Olight and barrel reflection

Post by pete1 » 18 May 2019, 9:49 pm

deye243 wrote:Only ever seen this with cheap scopes as the lenses cant cope with the 6000+ temp light


See i have same scope on 223 and its fine. Ill try wrap it with cammo tape sometime and see how we go. Can always rip it off
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Re: Olight and barrel reflection

Post by TassieTiger » 18 May 2019, 10:30 pm

I mounted a pic rail on the sling tab on the foreend - under everything...had it on top of scope to start with but kept knocking it on s**t and was pita getting into safe without pulling apart.
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