EagleEye scope magnifier

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  1. maestro

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    As we getting older, it's going to be harder to focus on close things, like a sidewheel or a scope turret. Now I designed a lightweight and fully adjustable magnifier which allows me to read the distances with my eye on the scope.

    I tested the prototype yesterday, now I'm working on a better looking mounting system. Yes, cable ties do the job but I'm worrying about the scope surface and would make a fixed base element, like a small collar on the scope tube. Also working on its pair, a magnifier for the elevation turret, of course wit a lot of adjustments, too.

    The scope magnifier is laser sintered, with a Fresnel lens in it, and fits to all scopes, also to scope enhancers. For more photos and details please look at my article here:
    http://www.maestro-design.co.uk/2014/06/22/eagleeye-prototype-photos/

    The main question is what to do with the magnifier when carrying the rifle and when putting into the soft/hard case. When fixed with the cable ties, it's easy to rotate it onto the top of the scope. Hopefully I can do the same with a fixed base, and the product will be available for all the FT shooters soon.
     

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    what a great idea well done
     
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    Put it onto a butler creek.
     
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    Funnily enough,been doing the same thing this weekend,1st one I made was using 3mm carbon fibre,but like you have found its getting it out of the way when not needed.
    My second idea is using a cheap 3.50 magnification pair( well half pair:D) of reading glasses,the benefit is someone else has gone to the trouble of fitting a fairly robust hinge system,so it just folds flat against the scope when not required.;)
     
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    Heres mine been using this for sometime now,beats wearing my glasses

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    Here's how it looks


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    Prescription lenses will not work as they need to be no less than an inch away from your eye for them to function properly.
     
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    What a good idea.:rolleyes:
     
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    Hence why I've gone for the 3.50,and it does work;)
     
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    They need to be that distance to function as corrective vision lenses, i.e in spectacles, but converging lenses (to correct long sight) also function as magnifiers at longer distances. Diverging lenses (to correct short sight) would be as useful as a chocolate teapot in this scenario, just making things look smaller.

    This is how you can tell if spectacle wearers have long or short sight (as long as they have a strongish prescription). If their eyes look bigger in the specs they are long-sighted, if they look smaller they are short-sighted. :)
     
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    The magnifiers (Parallax and Clicks) are ready. I designed a mechanic that flips the parallax magnifier onto the top of the scope for safe carrying in rifle bags and cases.
    3D visuals and animations in my Design Blog: EagleEye for Parallax and Clicks
     

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    Looks great Andras, will be ordering one of these pretty soon.
     
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    The first batch of magnifiers arrived and both Parallax and Clicks magnifiers are in stock now.
    They are quite popular so don't wait until the GP5 if you'd like to have one...

    http://www.maestro-design.co.uk/product-category/scope-other/

    Top row: EagleEye Clicks Magnifier 1" / 30 mm / 34 mm
    Middle: EagleEye Parallax Magnifier 41-42 mm / 42-43 mm / Enhancer
    Bottom row: 40-41 mm / 39-40 mm

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    magnifier

    Great idea, if you have one to fit a leupold comp, to read the top turret, then I will have it. Will be at GP5, am.
    Thanks Peter.
     
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    Eye blinder

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    Could one of these be adapted to make a fold away eye shield?
    Thanks Simon
     
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    Pet6er, of course they fit, there are different sizes, just give me the tube diameters (scope ring size for the Clicks magnifier and ocular tube diameter for the Parallax).
     
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    Simon, very easily: just take a Parallax magnifier and mount a piece of thin plastic sheet instead of the magnifier window. The folding mechanism is a bit loose by default so it folds automatically when I carry the rifle (see the videos above), but you can tighten it so that it will stay on its place but you can fold it down with one finger when needed.
     
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    Only two Parallax and a few more Clicks left for sale, I'm afraid that I can take only pre-orders at GP5...

    A kit of EagleEye Parallax plus Clicks Magnifiers will be given away on the raffle, along with some triggers :)
     
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