Do you use lens covers on your scope or dot?


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Inebriated
May 5, 2013, 02:04 AM
Just a question, do you use lens covers on your optics?

I do not use them on any of my optics.

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CApighunter
May 5, 2013, 02:23 AM
The Butler Creek flip up caps work well for me.
CApighunter

hoghunting
May 5, 2013, 02:24 AM
All of my scopes have Butler Creek flip covers as they can be quickly opened as the firearm is mounted.

Bobson
May 5, 2013, 02:38 AM
Once I begin using optics, I intend to also use lens covers. Did not vote.

ColtPythonElite
May 5, 2013, 02:47 AM
The only thing I use caps on is Unertls....Never saw much of a need on sealed scopes.

TexAg
May 5, 2013, 02:52 AM
I use them rarely. Mostly I cover them in transport or storage, but I find in the field they get in my way more, hanging up on things, not staying closed, obscuring my vision, etc.

splithoof
May 5, 2013, 02:54 AM
Scope covers have their place, but many times the shooter will forget to open them up, only to watch either the animal or the target disappear just as they bring the optic up after realizing their mistake.

TIMC
May 5, 2013, 07:54 AM
Leupold alumina caps on all my scopes, expensive but they work great and flip all the way over flat.

tc54
May 5, 2013, 08:26 AM
i have used those "bikini" lens covers for many years. i remove them when i step out of camp and put them back on when i get back to camp. i want the lens covered/protected at all times except when i am actually hunting.

jmr40
May 5, 2013, 08:58 AM
Another fan of the bikini covers. I only use them when hunting in rain, or snow though. The flip up covers are more trouble than they are worth. Cost too much. I have at least a dozen scope mounted rifles and I'd need as many flip up covers since they are model specific. I keep 2-3 of the bikini covers around and they will fit all of my scopes.

Still Shooting
May 5, 2013, 10:07 AM
I use flip-up covers on all of my hunting rifles. In the US Northeast, we do as much hunting in rain and snow as we do in clear weather. Even without falling snow while in the woods, if you brush against a snow-laden branch you can lose the use of your scope unless the lenses are covered!

When I was young, I didn't use scope covers. It seemed like I spent a lot of time trying to wipe water or snow off of scope lenses. On a wet day, the wiping cloth would get soaked and eventually became useless! I finally "smartened up!"

Marty183
May 5, 2013, 10:35 AM
I use flip-up covers on all of my hunting rifles. In the US Northeast, we do as much hunting in rain and snow as we do in clear weather. Even without falling snow while in the woods, if you brush against a snow-laden branch you can lose the use of your scope unless the lenses are covered!

When I was young, I didn't use scope covers. It seemed like I spent a lot of time trying to wipe water or snow off of scope lenses. On a wet day, the wiping cloth would get soaked and eventually became useless! I finally "smartened up!"

Same here...Older and wiser, at least I'd like to think so.

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1858
May 5, 2013, 12:18 PM
Butler Creek or similar on all optics all the time ... no exceptions.

taliv
May 6, 2013, 09:45 PM
I used to but either I started using my rifles a lot harder or butler creek started usin crappier plastic. Either way I can't even count how many I've broken. I eventually got tired of buying new ones.

beatledog7
May 6, 2013, 10:01 PM
Lens covers (bikini style) on for storage and transport, lens covers off before the gun is loaded and as long as it is loaded.

DCP
May 20, 2013, 06:51 PM
Lens covers on all optics for Dust till I am ready to shoot

gspn
May 21, 2013, 12:09 AM
Scope covers have their place, but many times the shooter will forget to open them up, only to watch either the animal or the target disappear just as they bring the optic up after realizing their mistake.

I have had that happen on one of the biggest bucks i ever had in my sights. Long painful story...that gave me bad dreams for a long time.:banghead:

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