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    Advice on keeping flip-up scope caps on

    Loving my new Monarch 3 opitic, but nearly lost the front flip-up cap twice today in the bush. Kudos to my boy who found it both times. How do people secure them to your glass? I want a method that is semi-perminent if that is possible.

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    Duct tape...

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    Cable ties and a single layer of thin double sided tape

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    Quote Originally Posted by nak View Post
    Duct tape...
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    Black insulation tape can look ok when done nicely.
    Or just try get some caps with a tighter fit, any caps I've had have always had a tight fit and never come close to falling off.

    Failing that just get rid of the bloody things, I've stopped using them as they are a pain in the arse!
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    Lost the ocular off my Monarch too. Not a good fit.
    If you wrap a couple of turns (enough to make it a snug fit) of masking tape around the scope then refit the cap. Easy to clean off too if need be.
    Experience. What you get just after you needed it.

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    Self amalgamating tape. Similar to insulation tape, but will not get tacky, or come undone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by quentin View Post
    Self amalgamating tape. Similar to insulation tape, but will not get tacky, or come undone.
    That’s what I use, got it at mitre 10, great stuff

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    i flipn ditched mine pain in the arse things
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    I had the highly rated alumina caps on one of mine.....still got wet foggy lenses and were a pain in the arse.
    Rather go naked and quick wipe with a thumb if in properly wet weather.....dry windy dusty weather they have their merit tho.

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    Yep, I'm done with caps as well..I only use cheapish scopes though

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    Bit of tape or ditch them, they seem to get caught on everything in the tight stuff. Just cut off a small piece of chamios cloth and wipe the lens when required.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mawzer308 View Post
    Bit of tape or ditch them, they seem to get caught on everything in the tight stuff. Just cut off a small piece of chamios cloth and wipe the lens when required.
    I always have a piece of cham around my neck for the same thing. I keep it in the stock pack on my rifle so I don't forget it.

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    Do what ya want! Ya will anyway.

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    I don’t bother with them - if stalking with a scoped rifle in the rain, I point the rifle downwards slightly with the rear lense under my armpit, manage to keep both lenses free of rain this way.
    More meplat, more better.

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    I only use them on my long gun when I’m sitting and watching, red dot for wet Bush got sick of wet scopes

 

 

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