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Old 11-14-2020, 12:03 AM
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I have an older Simmons fix power target scope that is gloss black, LNIB, and was thinking on using some of the the cork sheet material that you can buy, sticky one side ~ .047" thick, for inserts on the cheap

I have a set a offset rings that I have to use and don't want to bugger the scope.

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Old 11-14-2020, 12:18 AM
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Why not just black electrical tape?
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Old 11-14-2020, 07:44 AM
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~ .047" thick
I'm not sure what you mean by offset rings, but that's way too thick if you are using them in standard diameter rings. Even if you have larger rings that would accommodate the thick material, I think it'd be a sloppy setup that wouldn't hold its setting.

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Most cork will compress, how much over how long will be YMMV.
Real metal duct tape is the best but will take a few layers to get the results you need. If you don't have any or don't want to buy a roll, go with the plastic electrician's tape IME.
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Perhaps thick but pliable plastic sheet, cut to fit, may be used.
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Old 11-21-2020, 09:02 AM
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one strip of electrical tape inside the rings will protect the finish of the scope as long as you do not overtighten the rings.
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Old 11-21-2020, 01:41 PM
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Try strips of metal cut from aluminum cans.
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Tape is the easiest to use.

Try the heavy foil from a wine bottle, its soft, easy to cut and should not mark the scope.

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one strip of electrical tape inside the rings will protect the finish of the scope as long as you do not overtighten the rings.
Electrical tape has always worked for me
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Something like this with the seam on the underside of the scope tube would probably work well. It is thin and abrasion resistant.

https://www.amazon.com/UHMW-TAPE-19-...069259&sr=8-15

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Something like this with the seam on the underside of the scope tube would probably work well. It is thin and abrasion resistant.

https://www.amazon.com/UHMW-TAPE-19-...069259&sr=8-15
WOW Mike ...that would last for a while..or maybe 'pipestone on the cheap' inserts sold right here on RFC @ maybe $5. a set


Done the electrical tape and it will slip laterally cross the glue layers, thin plastic like... maybe Eley 50m rd.box tops, still figuring it out

Copenhagen lids can also be made into shim stock

But thanks for the suggestions they do give hope





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Now I may know why I see so many used scopes that look like they've been dented by the rings.
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Why not just black electrical tape?
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one strip of electrical tape inside the rings will protect the finish of the scope as long as you do not overtighten the rings.
I have done this on a few occasions. It works pretty well. I have not had commpression problems with 1 layer.
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