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PostPosted: Sat May 25, 2013 9:15 pm    Post subject: scope covers Reply with quote

Im sure this has been covered before but after the frustration last weekend trying to shoot wallabies with misty rain making for crappy visibility (my excuse and Im sticking to it Very Happy Very Happy ) I decided I needed some scope covers after all. normally I avoid them like the plague but as my 10 year old chest waders had a big hole in the right boot and werent getting used. I chopped off the boots and sliced off a couple of big bands from the leg section and wahlah Very Happy I now have a nice wee cover for the 4x32mm and a big fat one for the 3-9x50mm...now what will my excuse will be????? scope was still covered probably Very Happy Very Happy

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PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2013 3:41 am    Post subject: Re: scope covers Reply with quote

Photos or it never happened. Very Happy

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PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2013 3:52 am    Post subject: Re: scope covers Reply with quote

allrighty then....
the light brown on them is lake opuha mud that stuff sticks like a crappy nappy to Grandmas best rug.



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PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2013 4:04 am    Post subject: Re: scope covers Reply with quote

Are these what they call bikini-scope-covers?
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PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2013 6:15 am    Post subject: Re: scope covers Reply with quote

I bet those work better than the ones I made. I used an old nylon camo poncho and it ended up absorbing water.

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PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2013 7:16 am    Post subject: Re: scope covers Reply with quote

I use Butler Creek covers. The "flip up" kind.

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PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2013 11:15 am    Post subject: Re: scope covers Reply with quote

Very Happy I'm with Bushy on the butler creeks!Made here in oregon I believe(not that it ever would rain here) !!! wtf

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PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2013 11:24 am    Post subject: Re: scope covers Reply with quote

I'll 2nd or 3rd that on the butler creek covers, excellent scope covers.

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PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2013 2:43 pm    Post subject: Re: scope covers Reply with quote

Well, I also use the butler creek covers.
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Great fixup Elvis, quick and effective..
Ok, so how dya carry them when using the gun?

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PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2013 4:48 pm    Post subject: Re: scope covers Reply with quote

I use Butler Creek covers too but when it's pouring rain they don't do much good as a shield, you need something that extends over the lenses like a hood. The flip up covers work well while you're carrying through wet bushes and trees but if you're hunting in the pouring rain, you flip up the cover and the lenses are exposed. You need a hood like a ball cap for your eye glasses. That's the way I made mine anyway.

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PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2013 6:23 pm    Post subject: Re: scope covers Reply with quote

Aloysius wrote:
Are these what they call bikini-scope-covers?

Bikini covers are two caps joined by thin elastic straps.


What Elvis has made might better be described as Burkha scope covers. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2013 7:04 pm    Post subject: Re: scope covers Reply with quote

I had flipups but broke them off in brush while trying to get a better firing position. I use bikini's now... got mine on closeout for a couple bucks.


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PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2013 11:33 pm    Post subject: Re: scope covers Reply with quote

gelandangan wrote:
Well, I also use the butler creek covers.
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Great fixup Elvis, quick and effective..
Ok, so how dya carry them when using the gun?
well you can rip them off and stickem in your pocket or it seems leave them hanging on the front half hanging off to the side,thats how they are in the cabinet anyways Very Happy

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PostPosted: Mon May 27, 2013 12:28 am    Post subject: Re: scope covers Reply with quote

English Mike wrote:
Aloysius wrote:
Are these what they call bikini-scope-covers?

Bikini covers are two caps joined by thin elastic straps.


What Elvis has made might better be described as Burkha scope covers. Very Happy

aren't they with a little peephole in the middle?
Or do you prefer the modern (bunny) version with only the eyes covered and the rest uncovered? Smile
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