Leupold Vari-x II lens cap ?


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thom1960
July 26, 2010, 11:18 PM
Just picked up a 1996 Browning BLR with a Leupold vari x II 2x7 scope. Couple questions for those in the know. Is it a decent scope worth leaving on the rifle? Bought the rifle for a back-up for whitetail hunting. Now the important question. Would you invest $130-$140 to have the Alumina Flip Back lens caps installed? Because of the age, I would have to send it to Leupold to have it retrofitted. They will install them for $45 plus the caps. I saw them installed on a scope in the local sporting goods store and thought they were very cool.

What say you all?

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rcmodel
July 27, 2010, 01:06 PM
Is it a decent scope worth leaving on the rifle?Yes!

I would buy Butler-Creek flip-up covers.
I have them on all of my scopes and they work quite well.

Perhaps not as much bragging rights as the Leupold Aluminum ones, but they only cost $18.00 bucks a set.
http://www.midwayusa.com/Search/#butler%20creek%20scope%20covers____-_1-2-4_8-16-32

Size Chart:
http://www.midwayusa.com/midwayusa/staticpages/charts/butler_creek_tech_notes.htm

rc

smokey262
July 27, 2010, 02:00 PM
If you like the scope leave it on the rifle and use it. Its good enough for the job

I like those Leupold Alumina flip back covers, but I am way too frugal to ever consider spending that kind of money on them. Even if they were half as much I would not do it. The Butler Creek covers rcmodel pointed to are on all my hunting rigs.

Besides, its a loaner. What kind of person would borrow a scoped rifle from a guy then complain about the scope covers?

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