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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  2. Brimfire

    Brimfire New Member

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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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