Scope Covers for my scope

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by mrb1982, Dec 26, 2012.

  1. mrb1982

    mrb1982 Well-Known Member

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    I am gonna buy some Butler Creek scope covers for my Leupold VX-3 6.5-20x50. Is there anybody who has covers for this scope that can tell me the sizes they use? I have figured a couple sizes from the dimensions listed on the measurements on the website but just looking to see if everybody elses sizes meet my guesstimates. Thanks
     
  2. Zep

    Zep Well-Known Member

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    Why don't you just put the Leupolds on?
     

  3. FEENIX

    FEENIX Well-Known Member

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    Butler Creek Scope Cover Size Chart
     
  4. mrb1982

    mrb1982 Well-Known Member

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    because of cost

    thanks. this is a better chart than the ones I've found elsewhere
     
  5. SidecarFlip

    SidecarFlip Well-Known Member

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    In other words, you are cheap.......:D

    I can't blame you, I like the BC's better myself.
     
  6. mrb1982

    mrb1982 Well-Known Member

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    lol That is correct. This long range stuff is an expensive endeavor and if I can save some money on something that doesn't need to be expensive, I won't. Seems like the Leupolds are like 90-100 if I remember right, and the BC's are roughly 20.
     
  7. SidecarFlip

    SidecarFlip Well-Known Member

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    ...and the BC's are thermoformed in China BTW. Not that it matters. Cheap is cheap. I relate to that, The Aluminia Covers are around 50 an edition.

    Probably made in China too. Leupold is secretive about 'where it's made'.....:D
     
  8. Zep

    Zep Well-Known Member

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    I was just trying to help out, the Leupold certainly are nice.
     
  9. mrb1982

    mrb1982 Well-Known Member

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    No Worries Zep. I really really really think the Leupold covers look cool, but I'm kinda a cheap guy on some stuff. Might be one of those upgrade things down the road from now.
     
  10. bb204

    bb204 Well-Known Member

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    I bought a set of the Leupold Aluminas a few years ago. Used them on a snowy hunt and couldn't keep them closed. I guess the magnets weren't strong enough. Anyway, I changed them back to the BCs after that hunt. I have used these caps (BCs) on many rifles for over 30 years and have never had any issues with them. I liked the Lupys, but not for a foul weather scope cover. Especially for around $90. YMMV.
     
  11. SidecarFlip

    SidecarFlip Well-Known Member

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    Bad deal when the lid won't stay down......

    This is a case of 2 manufacturers selling similar products, one cheap one expensive. Both work but one works better and the cheaper just happens to be better. That in itself is unusual.

    I like the Leupold caps too, They appeal to my asthetic taste, however, cheap plastic is fine too, especially if the cheap plastic works.......
     
  12. mrb1982

    mrb1982 Well-Known Member

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    Pretty much sums it up......

    I guess I look at it this way, I can replace my cheap covers 4-5 times for the cost of one set of the Leupold's. Plus, I have a buddy with the BC's and they seem alright.

    I found my caliper the other night and just got an exact measurement of the sizes I need, not what the manufacturer specs it at. I just want to make sure I buy the right cover sizes.

    Someone told me once that if you are on the fence with 2 sizes, to buy the smaller one so they fit better. Makes sense to me. Anybody have any input on this.
     
  13. SidecarFlip

    SidecarFlip Well-Known Member

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    Not too much smaller. They are plastic so they stretch a bit. Take a caliper and measure the OD of the ocular and objective and order accordingly.
     
  14. bb204

    bb204 Well-Known Member

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    Don't hold me to this, but I think the BCs are 13 eyepiece and 43 objective. I'm pretty sure the 43 is correct.