Originally Posted by RangerBrad
Got a Butler Creek cover from Midway for the objective end of my 5.5x22x50 mm Nightforce scope. I callled them stating that it was to small and would barley go over the end of the scope and I had to literially force it down. They told me that sometimes the covers need to be heated by putting them in hot water to get them on the scopes. Is this true and have yal ever heard of this? I love Butler creek covers and have other Butler Creek covers on other scopes and I admit they are tight but not this tight.
Also how do yal handle the eye piece end with these covers as they turn when you adjust the magnification on this model of scope (Don't like this aspect at all)? Thank's, Brad
Brad I've had to do it in the past on some and there's a trick to it.
only submerge about a half or 3/4" of the part that slips onto the scope in the hot water and only push it on about 3/4 of the way. If you push it too far on, or get the locking ring stretched (where the cover locks when closed) you may never get it to latch reliably.
On some of my bastard scopes like the IOR's I've had to use objective covers on the ocular lens as well since they didn't make one large enough for the back end.
Best to use a caliper and get the exact measurment of the objective and ocular to be sure and use them with the size chart.
Also they now make some which are more flexible than the original that have more stretch to them which is a big, big help.