Butler Creek Flip Up Covers

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by dirtking, Oct 15, 2012.

  1. dirtking

    dirtking Well-Known Member

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    Hello everyone,
    I have a savage 338 edge with a muzzle brake. My problem is that i have broke off 2 front flip up lenses. Was wondering if you guys that run these large calibers with brakes have this issue?

    Thanks!
     
  2. cowboy

    cowboy Well-Known Member

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    It's not the caliber, it's the durability of the covers.
     

  3. cowboy

    cowboy Well-Known Member

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    It's not the caliber, it's the durability of the covers. I broke 3 of the damn things on a 280AI and finally gave up on them. Got a scopecover and haven't looked back. My son busted 2 of them on his leupold and finally bit the bullet and bought Leo aluminum flip cover. No problem after that. If you're going to keep using them you might as well buy them 3 at a time and always carry a spare.

    I have a cheap pair of binocs I carry in my pickup, put butler creeks on the eye pc. and both sides have went to hell. Plastic hinges just don't cut it.
     
  4. dirtking

    dirtking Well-Known Member

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    Ok good to hear that im not the only one. I will just get a Bikini cover and roll with that.

    Thanks!!
     
  5. royinidaho

    royinidaho Writers Guild

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    Durability is an understatement.

    I have/had a set on both ends of a scope on a 223 SIG. One day of hunting with a ghillie suit and the caps didn't last a half day.:rolleyes:

    Carried the rifle a bit with caps flipped up. Guess they snagged on the suit.:rolleyes:

    Going back to my old way of protecting lens from rain and snow.
     
  6. Mike027

    Mike027 Well-Known Member

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    I'm on an elk/deer hunt in Challis Idaho and I have broke 2 rear lens caps in the last few days. I think they get damaged while carrying the rifle through the creek bottoms. Mike