Scope cover

Discussion in 'Backpack Hunting' started by Longshotjames, Jul 25, 2017.

  1. Timnterra

    Timnterra Well-Known Member

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    ODavid, How do you make your own scope coat?
     
  2. ODAVID

    ODAVID Well-Known Member

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    I just knew I would get at least one person asking this question. I am sure someone might even start their own ebay business and not remember me. OK FREE ADVICE GIVEN TO THOSE IN NEED, WHICH IS ALL OF US> I AM A STRONG BELIEVER IN WHAT GOES AROUND EVENTUALLY COMES BACK TO YOU> SO ...... I suggest a person shop at various thrift stores in search of neoprene. There is various stretch types available 50%-100%, so test it before your final buying to make sure you have enough elastic "give". Their is also various thickness so select accordingly. I bought a childs wetsuit for $3.00, From this purchase I have made 7 scope covers. With a chalk, I marked the ends after laying on the scope I wanted to cover. I added 1 inch to both ends, Since my neoprene did not have much give. I turned the material over, so that after sewing the end result would be inside out. I sewed both ends using double nylon thread( less likely to rot then cotton thread.). If you don't know how to sew ask older women and it is straight forward how to. Space stitches 1/8" apart. when all finished sewing turn inside out, this puts your stitches on the inside nice and neat and less likely to hold dirt and moisture. A person could use some type of glue to seal the sewing seem if they want, That is your choice, I did not want to chance it. So there you go, I wonder what kind of payback or even thank yous, I will receive :):)

    ODAVID
    "To him much is given, much is expected"
     
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  3. Litehiker

    Litehiker Well-Known Member

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    Good "glues" for seam sealing are SEAM GRIP and SHOE GOO. REI has both. SHOE GOO is for shoes but works great on neoprene and is a bit tougher than SEAM GRIP, which is mainly for urethane coated tent material.

    In fact SHOE GOO is great as a protective coating on packs where you see some wear beginning to occur.

    Eric B.
     
  4. midnightmalloy

    midnightmalloy Well-Known Member

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    I used to use a neoprene scope cover/scope coat and taped my muzzle with electrical tape. It worked great so that’s one option. Now I use a rapid rifle cover. It is similar to a scope coat but adds the muzzle cover. I really like it.
     
  5. yobuck

    yobuck Well-Known Member

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    Years back before all the wonderfull new products came along, we used an old tire tube to make our own and they worked very well.
    Just slide the rear part up and the whole thing came off by itself.
    Today the hardest part might be finding an old tire tube.
     
  6. Greyfox

    Greyfox Well-Known Member

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    Try a Harley Dealer.....spoked wheels still use them.
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  7. zeroforhire

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    My favorite is the rapid rifle cover. Protects the barrel and scope. Easy on and off. Weighs very little. American made.
     
  8. DartonJager

    DartonJager Well-Known Member

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    Have you considered using plastic zip ties, the type used to secure electrical wires?
     
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    DartonJager Well-Known Member

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  10. idahoorion

    idahoorion Well-Known Member

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    using these right now. can order big enough to cover a Steiner m5 5 -25, or order a smaller one to fit your scope, also protects from pesky scope dings in the safe.
    https://scopeguardalaska.com/
    Idahoorion
     
  11. middleofnowhere

    middleofnowhere Well-Known Member

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    Sorry, i went back and edited my post. They didn’t work well, too much neoprene between scope and action. I’m using scopecoat now.
     
  12. WBecker

    WBecker Active Member

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    I use the Nightforce flip up caps with a Scopecoat neoprene scope cover over the flip caps. Protects the rifles optics while slung and on the move.
     
  13. Opie1977

    Opie1977 Active Member

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    Neoprene cover for me, I have lost one or two (heat of he moment) in the field but it does give good protection from the elements
     
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  14. grinnergetter

    grinnergetter Well-Known Member

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    Scope coat needs a pull loop on the eyepiece side!!!!
    My US Optics and Tangent Theta scopes fall in-between sizes and are a bit too snug.

    Someday I'm going to sew in my own.