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    DIY cat tail or switchview for scopes, 2 for 20$

    For a cat tail or switchview, try a "Breakaway Coaster". 2 for $17.79
    http://www.breakawayusa.com/products...ries/coasters/






    NC1 "Universal" Black Coaster Clips from Breakaway. They're used to secure a reel to a rod. Order them here. I use one on my Tac30 1-4x and MTAC 3.5-10x. Less than $20 for the pair (not sure if they're still sold as pairs).


    The knob part turns to tighten them down. Once tight, use a sharp razor to cut the excess off.


    Here's a (lousy) pic of the one on my 1-4x. You can see the knob right above the Burris logo on the ocular:




    on my pst





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    Thanks to your original post on these, I now have one on my TAC30 and PST as well. A friend put them on his rifles too. Thanks for bringing these to the attention of the shooting community. Nick at Breakaway is grateful as well!

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    That is pretty cool. Thanks for the post.

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    Pretty cool man. Are they too bulky though?

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    They are bulky, but they work. Hasn't seemed to bother me yet when carrying or moving in and out of cases, safes, etc

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    Looks like a pretty slick idea. Especailly for the cost.
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    Slick for sure

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    I bought a few and tried 'em then bought a few more, enogh for all my variable power scopes.
    They work. Yes, they're ugly.
    Add a strip of innertube (or a cut rubberband) between the coaster and metal zoom rings for a little extra grip.

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    I wasn't really sure I would like these, but recently bought a couple of them to give them a spin (pun intended).

    I like it. It is definitely a little quicker and easier to change magnification while shooting a stage at a match.

    You can also take mental note of where the lever oughtta be at "stage starting" power, say ~10X, and know at a glance your scope's magnification is correct before starting a match stage.

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    I also bought a few of these and they work great. I used rubber bands under them, but I'm not certain it's necessary. They are bulky, but they work well and are ~30% the cost of a cattail.

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    I need something like this for the parallax ring (same place as most power rings) on my swfa hd 10x. My concern is that the thing is slanted. Do you think it would slide forward and lose it's grip?
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    Tag for the budget throw lever. Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by kmose73 View Post
    I need something like this for the parallax ring (same place as most power rings) on my swfa hd 10x. My concern is that the thing is slanted. Do you think it would slide forward and lose it's grip?
    it will, use a inner tube or silicone tape to stop it..

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    thanks! I'll give it a try
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    Also going to give this a try. 1/3 of the price for a cat tail.

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    MGM has an economy throw lever coming out in a month or 2. It's called the Eagle Eye throw lever and said Jan. delivery, but they already said it would be a bit later. $13 each in 3 packs when you pre-order. EAGLE EYE Speed Lever - Universal - 3 pack [SVSPTEE3] - $38.97 : MGM Switchview, The fastest and easiest way to adjust your power setting!

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    I'll have to check those out. Thanks for posting the link.

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    Tag switch lever


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