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Julian D
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Mirage shield

#1 Postby Julian D » Sat Feb 17, 2018 5:41 pm

Could someone point me in the right direction for a mirage shield ?

Prefer just a blank one, and don't want a piece of venetion blind, would rather a vinyl one.

Cannot seem to find anyone here that sells them.

Thanks.

DaveB
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Re: Mirage shield

#2 Postby DaveB » Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:31 pm

How about a big wide tape measure from the hardware??

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Re: Mirage shield

#3 Postby fullbore308 » Sat Feb 17, 2018 7:01 pm

Hi I can supply what your looking for shoot me a message

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Julian D
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Re: Mirage shield

#4 Postby Julian D » Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:42 am

How about a big wide NO Dave, you goose.

Thanks Fullbore, message sent.

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Re: Mirage shield

#5 Postby Julian D » Mon Feb 19, 2018 5:21 pm

Still on the lookout for an F class mirage shield. Concave shaped piece of vinyl that sits on top of the barrel.

Anyone ?

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Re: Mirage shield

#6 Postby williada » Mon Feb 19, 2018 5:45 pm

Julian, visit grandma and steal a leaf out of her Venetian blinds. They work great and being white you can apply your own graphic with sticky vinal from your local printer or spray paint it or leave it au naturale.

Julian D
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Re: Mirage shield

#7 Postby Julian D » Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:56 am

Thank you David.
I might try & source some vinyl, or maybe carbon fibre & make my own.

I thought someone on here may have already done that seeing that most open shooters seem to run them in the warmer months.

All those poor grandma's sitting in their lounge room with a missing slat ..... I feel for them !

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Re: Mirage shield

#8 Postby Bigtravoz » Tue Feb 20, 2018 5:51 pm

Aluminium angle from Bunnings, paint the top matte black and leave the bottom polished to reflect the heat down and away.

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Re: Mirage shield

#9 Postby SunnyCoast 5r » Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:05 pm

I have been looking for a solution too...

Some thoughts: if the goal is to deflect the heat from the barrel up & away BUT we need to keep weight to a minimum then how about corflute? I notice that Brian Litz used/uses it at some stage (images online galore).

Also being an FTR fan I could mount on the scope and bipod easily.

As to using ally painted black on the top I would think that you may create issues from heat buildup from sunlight (black = light adsorption).

The average width Venetian slat might look too narrow; and flimsy; and cheap on my expensive toy!?

So cheap white corflute (or a recycled election sign ‘donated’ by a local candidate)?

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Re: Mirage shield

#10 Postby Tim N » Wed Feb 21, 2018 7:10 am

We had some made up from coreflute for the FCWC.
Put on some velcro dots and away you go
We don't rise to the level of our expectations, we fall to the level of our training. Archilochos 680-645 BC

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Re: Mirage shield

#11 Postby phillh » Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:13 am

I use a wide black elastic material from Spotlight similar to suspender elastic, you can buy different widths. Sew a loop in each end then make some type of hooks out of coat-hanger wire to secure onto the action and end of the barrel.

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Re: Mirage shield

#12 Postby ned kelly » Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:14 pm

G'Day all
I've been using X Ray Film taped on with masking tape successfully for over 20 years. it doesn't need to be curved, its chap and in my case readily available.
Cut it to create a 1" long x 5/8" wide tabs on both ends, at the muzzle wrap the tape around the muzzle, at the breech end, tape along the barrel and under the scope. Works a treat.
I use my wifes x rays....that way she does actually go shooting with me!
Hope this helps
Cheerio Ned

Julian D
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Re: Mirage shield

#13 Postby Julian D » Sat Mar 03, 2018 9:53 am

So this is what I was chasing, most of us got 1 of these stickers when we were over there.
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Re: Mirage shield

#14 Postby sungazer » Sat Mar 03, 2018 3:18 pm

Nice in Alphabetical order from the top. Oh wait?

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Re: Mirage shield

#15 Postby SunnyCoast 5r » Sun Mar 04, 2018 1:31 pm

Forget the sticker...nice strip of carbon fibre...where can we buy that!!


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