Saturday, June 17, 2017
Tested My Solar Viewer
This is a pic of the Sun through my new Solar Viewer. Nikon D-7200 300mm set to infinity manual, but camera left on auto.
I had ordered them ahead of time so I could check them out and also have them on hand when I get ready for my trip to Idaho to view the Total Eclipse of the Sun in August.
They are shade 14 welders glass bonded into a cardboard holder/shade. It adds a green tint, but most gold plated lens do. I did not like the sharp edges of cardboard, so I went around it with clear postal packing tape. Now it feels great and quick to bleed me will not get a paper cut.
Still using my phone as our internet source and it works great unless I take a call. Not many people call me anymore, text seems to be more popular.
I took my paper hole puncher to the range yesterday. My friend Pete joined me as a spotter and technical assistant. There was a minor problem with the scope mount and now it is on tight with ' Lock-Tite.' At the range, Pete kept it tight and I was able to put 20 rounds inside the 1-inch square at 100 yards sitting and using a padded block for forearm support, after all adjustments were done. It was a fun two hours on a clear Sunny day and we both enjoyed the view of the Alaska Range in the distance.
Now I will have to go back and sight it in again, but I enjoy doing it. This gun has such light recoil I rest my nose on the charging handle. The Match barrel is heavy and I think that is why it has no recoil. Very fun to shoot.
Posted by ZippyPinHead at 7:27 PM