"Bikini" style scope covers for JUST eye piece?


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Orion8472
February 22, 2013, 05:59 PM
I know you can get "bikini" style scope lens covers, but what if you only wanted them for the eye piece [using a butler creek for the other side]?

I have a Burris LRS TAC 30 that increases the objective by twisting the whole front of the scope [I hope that makes sense. If not, look them up on the internet for a better understanding].

Perhaps a better descriptive word is "monokini" [stated by rhinoh, below].

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stubbicatt
February 22, 2013, 06:01 PM
Ummm... The bikini covers I have seen have a rubber band between two lens covers. I think that's why they call them "bikini" covers, as they cover TWO lenses...

But I could be wrong...

rhinoh
February 23, 2013, 08:28 AM
Buy one that fits the lens you want to cover tightly.
Then take out the scissors or knife.....
VOILA! Monokini

Orion8472
February 23, 2013, 09:56 AM
I though about that, rhinoh, . . . but didn't really want to "bubba" it. I've seen the "monokini" on another scope, but don't remember where.

beatledog7
February 23, 2013, 10:29 AM
I've never seen a "topless" scope bikini, but the two piece ones I have fit snuggly enough to perform as rhinoh describes.

Or why not just get a BC cover for both ends?

Orion8472
February 23, 2013, 11:00 AM
Well, I would, but . . . . . . let me see if I can explain it well enough. . . . . . The Burris TAC30 1-4x24 scope doesn't have the "ring" style of magnification. The entire piece moves. . . .meaning, I would have to have the BC angled to the left, and if I wanted to go to 4x, the BC would rotate with it, then it opening to the right. Because of that, when it is in 1x, the open BC will be open to the left, and will partially block the view.

I hope that makes sense.

I don't want to put a full bikini on it because I want a system where I don't have to "store" the covers while not in use. I want to be able to quickly undo and redo while they are still attached to the scope. The front is no problem. I have a 30mm BC for the front. It's just the back that is the issue. I already have a "bubba-ed" rear cover, but wanted something that was specific to that purpose.

beatledog7
February 23, 2013, 11:16 AM
Got it, thanks for the amplification.

Skylerbone
February 23, 2013, 12:11 PM
From the looks of it, the Burris increases magnification by twisting the occular assembly. I've never seen a stretch cover for a single lens but two possibilities to consider. Buy the mini bikini cover and cut a hole in the objective cover then slide it over the scope tube to anchor at the forward (closest to muzzle) scope ring or check out the Butler Creek Sidewinder covers that fold flat (maybe what you saw?) I can't find a decent picture of them but they flip back and lay parallel to the tube minimizing the area obscured.

Orion8472
February 23, 2013, 12:38 PM
I'm not aware of the Sidewinder Covers, . . . but I'll search for them. It may be what I need. Thanks for the info!

Skylerbone
February 23, 2013, 12:57 PM
Link: http://www.butler-creek.com/products/scopes_sidewinder.html

Orion8472
February 23, 2013, 01:48 PM
Thanks for the link!

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