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Old 02-01-2014, 11:25 PM
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Using scope caps?

I've hardly ever see scope caps on hunting rifles. I've always used flip open caps on my scopes at work. Just curious if anyone uses caps on their field guns.

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Old 02-02-2014, 12:09 PM
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Re: Using scope caps?

I use butler creek flip up caps on all my rifles. To me its a matter of protecting my glass investments.

However butler creek caps get brittle in the cold and snap, so may have to look for new solutions. Ideas?

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Old 02-02-2014, 01:15 PM
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Re: Using scope caps?

I use Leupold caps on a couple and Bini full scope covers on most.
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Old 02-02-2014, 02:12 PM
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Re: Using scope caps?

Mine either have caps or Scopecoats.
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Old 02-02-2014, 03:16 PM
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Re: Using scope caps?

I got them (flip ups) with my Nikon Monarchs and I personally don't like them. If they opened like 100 deg it would be one thing but opening 180 deg I find that they get in the way. I prefer the scope caps I got with my Vortex scopes which are just held on with bungee cord. You get a reduced quality image with them on, but not no-image. So if I am out in the snow or rain, I might get off an opportunistic shot which I would not with the flip up caps.
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Old 02-02-2014, 03:33 PM
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Re: Using scope caps?

I ride a 4 wheeler and I prefer the scope bras they seal the scope in bad weather and keep the lens
clean and dry even out in the weather on the 4 wheeler.

They are not as handy as the flip ups but they are air tight.

Its all preference.

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Old 02-02-2014, 04:47 PM
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Re: Using scope caps?

I appreciate the feed back. I just thought it odd that all the hunting shows I see never show caps. Thinking about it, the scope manufacturers probably don't want their products covered.
I also kept my range dope inside the flip cap. With the Nikon 3-9 with the BDC I'll probably do the same thing.

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