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    Posted: December/13/2011 at 10:38
I'm looking for some quality scope covers to use on my SWFA SS 3-9x42 that's on my hunting rig. I currently have Butler Creek flip up caps on it that just aren't working for me. I love the look, feel, and style of them. The problem is they don't last for me. I broke the eye piece one right before the season started and after much arguing with Bushnell, I got them to replace it. I didn't have the receipt so they didn't want to replace it.

Anyway, I've been hunting for about 2 weeks with them, and sure enough, the new eye piece one broke again. The hinge breaks apart from the cap part. Then last Saturday while climbing into a stand with the objective cover up, the cover bumped the rail on the stand, not hard I should mention, and sure enough it cracked too. I've got some older sets of these Butler Creek covers I love and they seem to hold up, but these recent ones are junk, and I don't want to replace them every 2 weeks.

Are there any better tougher options out there that will hold up? I hate to run it without scope covers. I've tried it, and I end up getting my lens super dirty and have even had branches and what not scratch them on other scopes in the past.

Edited by slowr1der - December/13/2011 at 10:42
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote tahqua Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December/13/2011 at 11:03
I am slowly moving away from the flip ups myself. The Bikini and Scope Coats are good options. The Scope Coat covers the whole scope and protects the action to some extent.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Terry Lamb Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December/13/2011 at 11:11
A great step forward from the ScopeCoat is the ScopeShield, reviewed by JB and others here on the following links:
 
               
 
 
Once you have used them, you will never go back to flipups or other neoprenes. You might have to Google up scopeshieldalaska.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote SVT_Tactical Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December/13/2011 at 11:19
its pretty well known the new BC covers have dropped in quality.  I wish they had the alumina covers that leupold offers availible for other scopes.  It be blasphy but if i could get a set of them to fit the SS i'd put them on there in a heartbeat!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote slowr1der Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December/13/2011 at 12:41
Originally posted by SVT_Tactical SVT_Tactical wrote:

It be blasphy but if i could get a set of them to fit the SS i'd put them on there in a heartbeat!
So would I, so would I.




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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote M7025-06 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December/15/2011 at 21:44
I just bought a set of Weaver flip-up covers.  I haven't had them out in the field yet, but they seem fairly well made...might give them a look.





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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote gremcat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January/22/2012 at 11:53
 I have  Blizzard , BC , and Bikini styles. I don't like the Bikini's because the clack together if you are not careful taking them off and storing them. The blizzards that came with the Kahles are nice enough but have a sort of press on closing system I don't really care for. the BC's have served me well but I have seen others that had broken. Maybe because I flip mine up with my finger and leave them up while in stand as opposed to flipping them up quick for a shot. I primarily stand hunt so that might be the difference. I like the scope coat design and might buy that style next
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