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Thread: Flip-up scope caps vs Neoprene scope covers

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    Flip-up scope caps vs Neoprene scope covers

    Pretty simple question, what's your preference and why relating to flip up scope caps vs neoprene scope covers? I can see the pros and cons to both but would like others' input as I haven't really used either (though wish I had something to keep the lenses clean more than a few times!)

    Edit - bikini style is also an option, really I'd just like to not have dirt/water/snow on my lenses.

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    I think it depends on the purpose. And for your purpose, neoprene would offer the best protection at keeping the elements off your scope (not just the lenses). And at $20-30, I think are good value for money.
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    I use flip up covers and like them. Lose the odd one in bush but they are cheap enough. Seen some that are see through clear plastic and thought they would be good if you were in a hurry and had forgotten to flip them up !
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    I tend to use neoprene covers now as I can't tell you how many times I threw my rifle up and missed an opportunity for a shot due to having flip up caps and them still being closed.

    I also always have a spare scope in my pack and the neoprene protects it from rubbing and marking etc.



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    Was hunting with a bloke once and every now and then I could here a strange noise. Kinda vibrating nose that would die off. Took me ages to work it out.
    He had flip up scope covers and once in a while his leg would brush them causing them to make a noise. Not much good in whitetail country.
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    Appreciate all your answers guys. Always helps to see what others have to say!

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    Caps and only a front one (zeiss didn't make a rear cap is one reason why there is only 1) - but mostly if rifle on shoulder it keeps the glass clear, likewise if raining, held up it protects it from the rain - I would have a cover but I can just remove the scope from the rifle

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    I thought people just cut a band out of a small tyre tube then spend money on exy neoprene covers
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    Quote Originally Posted by R93 View Post
    I tend to use neoprene covers now as I can't tell you how many times I threw my rifle up and missed an opportunity for a shot due to having flip up caps and them still being closed.

    I also always have a spare scope in my pack and the neoprene protects it from rubbing and marking etc.



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    And that works cos the neoprene cover just shrivels away when it gets close to your face?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sneeze View Post
    And that works cos the neoprene cover just shrivels away when it gets close to your face?
    Ya got me there. I don't have a comeback either. But at least I would get out of the tent in the morning to shrivel it.

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    Interesting responses.

    I actually use both. The neoprene scope covers are fitted during storage and transportation to and from my happy hunting grounds. Once I'm ready to step out and go hunting the cover comes off and gets left behind at camp. The flip-up cap (only up front) stays down until I'm ready to fire and gets flipped open with my left thumb as I shoulder the rifle and close the bolt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by R93 View Post
    Ya got me there. I don't have a comeback either. But at least I would get out of the tent in the morning to shrivel it.

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    I rekon you could easily shrivel it from inside the tent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sneeze View Post
    I rekon you could easily shrivel it from inside the tent.
    I am usually up cooking your breakfast which you have for lunch ya lazy bastard

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    Quote Originally Posted by planenutz View Post
    Interesting responses.

    I actually use both. The neoprene scope covers are fitted during storage and transportation to and from my happy hunting grounds. Once I'm ready to step out and go hunting the cover comes off and gets left behind at camp. The flip-up cap (only up front) stays down until I'm ready to fire and gets flipped open with my left thumb as I shoulder the rifle and close the bolt.
    I'm pretty much the same, though I have caps on both ends, some are the see-thru blizzard ones. I often open the caps once I see fresh sign.

 

 

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