Scope cover

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

  1. pikeman

    pikeman Well-Known Member

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    Scopegaurd Alaska is what I like. Has the loop on the eyepiece side to pull it off faster. Made by vets in the U.S and costs 17 bucks.
     
  2. the hunter

    the hunter Well-Known Member

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    vortex defender flip caps
     
  3. hunterdan

    hunterdan Active Member

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    I also like the scope coats. Great protection easy to remove.
     
  4. Shopdog

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    I hunt in rain and snow and "like it",haha.Neoprene covers are what finally gave the protection needed.Rifle may sit for hours propped on shooting sticks,if feeling charitable it might get a pce of camo sumthinorother thrown over the whole action?But just as often,nothing but scope cover.
     
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  5. wlane09

    wlane09 Member LRH Team Member

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    My favorite are the scope covers Nightforce comes with. Wish swarovski or Leupold would make them like that
     
  6. Longshotjames

    Longshotjames Well-Known Member

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    Last year on a hunt I had a momma moose and her calf step out on a trail just 20yards in front of us walking right at dusk. The Scopecoat came off quick, had things got dicey I could have shot in an instant. Luckily we were able to back away and let her be on her way w\o confrontation. I was glad i practiced "snap shooting" with the Scopecoat from a slung position!
    James
     
  7. Litehiker

    Litehiker Well-Known Member

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    BW, I've switched from Butler Creek scope caps to Vortex caps. Better in many ways and I like having their optional (online order only) drop table in the ocular cap for quick reference.

    Eric B.
     
  8. ATH

    ATH Well-Known Member

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    Butler Creek. Yes, I have seen them break, but not with frequency.

    I have tried the Vortex and they are higher quality. Issue is even when tight fitting...VERY tight, when carried on a sling, I had them repeatedly come off. Not very useful sitting on the trail. Found the front one 2 days later walking out. I'll keep using them but will find some way of gluing them on better.

    Butler Creek NEVER come off like that....
     
  9. stillkickin

    stillkickin Active Member

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    I’ve used a lot of different brands, switched to a Scopecoat a while back and think it’s the best option for most hunting situations
     
  10. Wyodog

    Wyodog Well-Known Member

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    +1 on the scope coat. Especially when the rifle is secured to my pack because I feel like it give a little protection to the scope. On a side note I also like the rubber Bikini scope covers. They work good in rain and cost about 5 bucks at wallmart.