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    Scope Lens Cap Questions

    Hi all. So as a relative newcomer to the whole scope thing on my rimfire, I have 2 silly little questions regarding my scope, and possibly other scopes as well. I am almost positive it is not a manufacturer specific thing, but will mention my scope anyways. It is a Tasco 4x rimfire rifle scope that came with my rifle package. So, the questions are as follows:

    1. Is there any particular reason that the scope caps that come with the scope have one yellow lens on one, and a clear lens on the other?

    2. Is there a proper direction/orientation for each color. ie. yellow lens on objective, clear on focal, or vise versa? If there is not a 'proper' way, and you have the same caps, which way do you prefer?

    Thank you.

    p.s. this is cross posted so if you see this elsewhere, please disregard.
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    I always thought it was tinted so you know it is on and don't try to shoot with it on.

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    Just a cheap way to reduce glare I guess.
    I would consider the proper way of using them is to toss them in the trash
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    The yellow is supposed to help with contrast. I didn't notice any difference but then I wear glasses to see anyway.
    I just put them on to keep dust off the scope lens while transporting or in the case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DBenn View Post
    I just put them on to keep dust off the scope lens while transporting or in the case.
    That's what I thought they were for.

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    Thank you for the replies.

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    Tinting is for glare and contrast, same reason we have amber signal lights, red lights at night in submarines, and blue/purple is avoided except by "heroes" in their modified sake burners. Soft end of the spectrum allows clearer definition.

    It'll be more apparent as you age, sorry to say.

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    Years ago, everybody just HAD to get a pair of yellow shooting glasses...I think it was late 70's early 80's when they were all the rage. They did everything short of give you x-ray vision. Supposed to reduce glare and brighten everything up. All they ever did for me was make yellow things look white and made the rest of the world look yellow. It's a carry over from that. I'm colour blind, so I might not be the best guy to ask about the effectiveness. Every eye works slightly differently due to color perception being different. They might be a miracle to some, and junk to others. To me, they're scope caps to keep dirt and water/snow off the scope lenses and nothing more.
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    Again, many thanks. As it is on a cheap rimfire scope, I will more than likely just keep them on for storage and transport. As well, I am mainly target shooting as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blacksmithden View Post
    Years ago, everybody just HAD to get a pair of yellow shooting glasses...I think it was late 70's early 80's when they were all the rage.
    Years ago is 2008 or maybe 2011, you're talking decades ago! Before I was even born! Almost half a century ago...
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