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Thread: Scope Covers in the field?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 54bore View Post
    Something has changed with the butler creek flip ups over the years, I have broke 2 in the last 2 years, my original set from 10-15 years ago lasted up until a few years ago, I did a Google search about the problem and it turned up plenty of results, lots of guys complaining about breaking them, they use to be made here in the US and now are made overseas, the last 2 that broke did it in the exact same place and it took very little to break them! The eye pieces are the ones that have broke, my dad just broke his old one this year as well, his was the old model that was made in here the USA. I started looking around for other options, the leupold aluma flips get really good reviews but only fit leupold and they are VERY expensive (100.00 a pair!) I found a cover that several guys were bragging on, it's called scope Guard Alaska, they are the bikini type style and are made of neoprene, ...
    The Alaskascopeguard is similar to the 'old' Butler Creek neoprene covers but with an important addition to retain the cover to the rifle when you take it off. I don't thing I would 'slingshot' it off the scope per the instructions but the retention is a great idea. The plus is the cost and the added protection to your scope. I have 'lost' the slip on Butler Creek (and other brands) when brush busting and in extreme cold conditions. And yeah they still 'leak' in heavy downpours. The inner tube works but try finding a tube in todays world and getting a good fit. Note: if you already have a neoprene full scope cover you can add a retention feature if it does not have one. Think, velcro and very small diameter bungee cord! Also, since the old neoprene covers are considered 'not cool' and out of date they can sometimes be found in the dollar box at gunshows and your LGS.
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    I've used Saran wrap in a pinch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bdicki View Post
    I've used Saran wrap in a pinch.
    That's not a bad idea.
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    I've used Butler Creeks for many years. I hate to hear that their quality has gone down.

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    I tried the Scope Guard Alaska covers out, I personally REALLY like them, i bought 2 more for Leupold 3X9 scopes. Turns out i live about 30-40 mins from the Co. i drove over and got these last 2, Great guy, and Great product!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lloyd Smale View Post
    take an old car inner tube and cut a band out of it.
    It took me a minute but you're saying about a three inch wide ring of inner tube pulled horizontally around the scope??

    Genius!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by brody View Post
    What is a skirt cover? Sorry for the stupid question
    If you're stupid then ther'es two of us. What's a skirt??

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    I have several sets with the elastic straps that run from front cover to rear. I installed them with one strap between the rings. When I flip them off they stay on the rifle this way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Fischer View Post
    Little trick I was told the keep the bathroom mirror from fogging while you take a shower. Polish it with a bar of hand soap! Gotta be cheaper than Cat **** and more use's!
    UHHH NOOO!! Not putting anything called cat **** or hand soap on my leupolds. NOPE

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    Quote Originally Posted by dale2242 View Post
    Butler Creek flip ups are my choice.....dale
    Agreed!!!

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