I'll have to do this is several threads as I have quite a few photos. I've had this idea for awhile and finally had time to make it. This is a rifle scabbard designed for the larger scopes and barrels. The project rifle is a remington sendero with a nightforce 50mm objective and this scabbard can be made to accomodate any length barrel. I've put a piece of aircraft aluminum grade 6016 T6 sandwiched between 1/8 inch neoprene and the lining leather. This results in a scabbard that has protection for the larger scopes and the neoprene takes up a little shock and it is waterproof of course. The biggest water problem on a scabbard is sweat from the horse and the neoprene keeps the sweat getting to your rifle. This baby is pretty bombproof.
"Every man has a purpose---------mine is to be behind a rifle.........."
"I'd rather wake up in the middle of nowhere than be in any city on earth." ---Steve McQueen
Makes me wish I'd put an extra-layer inside mine actually.. either way, will be an interesting season comin' up ~ myself am anxious to see how my-own works-out as well as "hear" how a few of these others do
...maybe late-fall a guy will have-to do a thread w/pics showing a few of these things cinched-down & in action