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Offline JFF

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Mirage Shield?
« on: April 21, 2021, 03:56:06 PM »
What is everyone making their mirage shields out of?

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Re: Mirage Shield?
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2021, 07:49:42 PM »
i use thin plastic sign material ,cut 2" wide and then to whatever length of the barrel . the other one is old window blinds , as they have a curve to the  material , its normally thin Gauge Aluminum , again 2" wide and is easy to cut .
 attach with small velcro dots to the barrel . 
other shooters are using portable fans , they are the recharge type and sit on the bench blowing down the length of the barrel . i have a small fan it works okay , but i seem to go back to the shield .
hope this helps , Steve .

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Re: Mirage Shield?
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2021, 12:37:44 AM »
Thanks all for your input. I will definitely have to check those options out. I have been hunting for an old set of blinds for some time now, but funny enough I can't seem to find one of the right size.

Offline Bill Leeper

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Re: Mirage Shield?
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2022, 08:40:18 AM »
I reckon a piece of target and some masking tape won't cut it anymore?   Bill

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Re: Mirage Shield?
« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2022, 02:28:36 PM »
Target paper and masking tape doubled back on itself was the first I ever used... later I used mylar and velcro but I am back to target paper...
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Re: Mirage Shield?
« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2022, 09:31:39 AM »
I made an improved model using aluminum flashing and duct tape. I labeled the "Red Green signature model" and expected to be swamped with orders. Didn't happen though.  Bill

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Re: Mirage Shield?
« Reply #7 on: April 14, 2022, 06:58:40 AM »
I was lucky enough to get an actual medical X Ray film and cut it up. Use Velcro to hold it on.

Was told it was almost unobtanium because there were switching to digital. 

 

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