Champion match glasses

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  1. rr-rob

    rr-rob New Member

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    I have placed above in the wanted section but is there a cheaper new alternative for starting out on match target shooting please ?
     
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    Yep, there's a very cheap alternative.

    But it ain't pretty...

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    There's a knockabout 10m competition at our club (GARC.) One of the guys has a very nice pair of Champion Glasses with an adjustable iris.

    I've tried them and they're The Business but I can't justify that sort of money at my low skill level. That said, formative years watching Blue Peter and a touch of ingenuity led to the above device.
    It's a pair of cheapo, non prescription reading glasses combined with two telescopic inspection mirrors chopped down and cable tied to the frame legs. The black round mirror (glass removed) has a 1.5mm hole drilled in the centre as an iris and the left mirror was cut down and fitted with a piece of translucent plastic from a gallon can to act as a blinder. The ball joints allow positioning of the iris and for the blinder to be swivelled out of view for reloading.

    I bought the left inspection mirror for £2.65, everything else I had lying about in my toolbox.

    Not in any, any way comparable to Champion or Varga glasses but they were made as a bit of fun and a Proof of Concept.

    Fiddly? A little.
    Odd looking? A lot.
    Effective? Oh yes!
     
  3. rr-rob

    rr-rob New Member

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    Many thanks for this, very resourceful and clever, used Champion Olympic earlier model seems to be about £65 and I’m ok with that, right eye has astigmatism so it is a bit of trial and error, nevertheless I appreciate your time and thought that you have put into this, thank you
     
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    Update. Just got a pair of (s/h) Knobloch frames with a couple of lens holders, blinders, adjusting tool and case for the princely sum of £25 inc. P&P.

    Very lucky to get this quality at this price but there are bargains to be had.

    Found a 37mm adjustable iris on eBay. Chinese and will take a while to get here but it doesn't look substantially different from the Big Brands and I'm sure I can make it fit. And, at nearer £8 than £60-70, I reckon there's nothing to lose for this 10m beginner.
     
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    Hi Brimfire thank you for the post and news that you are sorted with knobloch frames, yes it sometimes takes time for the right item to turn up and at £25 you have certainly done well, as you say something to get started with for not a lot of outlay.

    I’m pleased to say just this week I was offered a champion set previous to current model for £60 and Simon the optician at Bisley is making a prescription lens to fit which will be with me shortly, we’re also experimenting with a lens set into a Bisley maximiser to see if I can do away with having to where glasses for rifle shooting, I find it difficult to deal with parallax and glasses, so hopefully that will put me right for both shooting disciplines, I wish you well & many thanks, rob
     
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    Thanks Rob.

    Let us all know about how you get on with the lens. Not sure about getting one myself but I'd be interested in hearing how you get on.
     
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    Hi yes of course be my pleasure, I’m sure there are many that are effected by eyesight problems so hopefully they may find my findings useful, always happy to answer any questions if I can help in any way.

    re the rifle...we are also trying left eye scope mount, so we’ll soon see if it’s better to rectify the astigmatism in my right eye with a lens set into the Bisley maximiser or use my better left eye by way of an Anschutz left offset scope mount, either way it will avoid having to ware glasses.

    Contact lenses would have been an option but I’ve had 2 cataracts opps and drainage blebs under my eyelids to release fluid pressure from secondary glaucoma, so definitely don’t want to mess about with my eyes & contact lenses which are very settled atm, all sounds complicated I know & one optician suggested I find another hobby! Absolutely not! I love my shooting & hopefully I’ll find the best way to make it more comfortable

    Re Match pistol, I definitely think a prescription lens will improve things, Many thanks, Rob
     

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