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    Scope covers/caps

    What do most people do to cover the lenses of their scopes?
    Anything?
    Once hunting season rolls around, I lose the elastic band scope covers that come with the scope, and they are exposed to the elements forever more.
    I very seldom look through clean glass on a scope.
    I've often thought that flip up scope covers would be the cat's ass, but I rarely see them in real life. (They are popular in sniper movies though)
    Any brand of flip up scope covers that people would reccomend?
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    A lot of my scopes are mounted so tight to the barrel that scope covers won’t fit. I did keep a flip up on the 3-9x Bushnell that rides my muzzleloader, until it broke in the cold last year. Front lens only, I found the one on the rear too cumbersome and it’s usually pointed down (sling) or tucked into my body when humping the rifle through nasty brush. It worked out the the release tab was right where my thumb passed by while shouldering the gun, so it was a pretty natural motion to flip it up quickly. Haven’t bothered with another one though....

    I keep a lens pen and a pack of Zeiss lens wipes in my hunting pack. The little brush is great for gently removing most lens related crap. Touch it up with a wipe or the little chamois end of the pen and you’re back to crystal clear.
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    Butler Creek flip ups taped on with electric tape.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WSA View Post
    Butler Creek flip ups taped on with electric tape.
    You really can't beat this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WSA View Post
    Butler Creek flip ups taped on with electric tape.
    Yup. This.

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    Big fan of the Butler Creek see-through ones.
    Lenses are clear enough for daytime shooting, flip them up for low light.
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    22 has the see through ones it came with. Other rifle has a neoprene one from ebay/china. It was really cheap. I figure it's good for dust and getting banged in the safe, although it's useless for snow and rain in the field.

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    Butler Creek flip up on the front and nothing on the back because of a sling.

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