Butler Creek Scope Covers

JayhawkerJayhawker ModeratorPosts: 14,837 Senior Member
Years back, the flip-open scope covers were the best thing since sliced bread...however, since Bushnell took over Butler Creek the same scope covers are junk - hinges break at the slightest bump, covers crack when it gets cold, they pop open without being popped open,....anyone else experiencing the same thing? So without going to the $80.00 Leupold aluminum scope covers (great kit by the way)...what's everyone doing for a scope cover? So far, the best thing I've come up with is a bikini cover wire tied (zip tied) to the scope tube...
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  • calebibcalebib Senior Member Posts: 1,701 Senior Member
    I hear ya, they've become total crap! I'd love to have an affordable alternative.
  • RazorbackerRazorbacker Senior Member Posts: 4,646 Senior Member
    Jayhawker wrote: »
    Years back, the flip-open scope covers were the best thing since sliced bread...however, since Bushnell took over Butler Creek the same scope covers are junk - hinges break at the slightest bump, covers crack when it gets cold, they pop open without being popped open,....anyone else experiencing the same thing? So without going to the $80.00 Leupold aluminum scope covers (great kit by the way)...what's everyone doing for a scope cover? So far, the best thing I've come up with is a bikini cover wire tied to the scope tube...

    That's what I use except the bikini is tied with para cord to the front ring. Those bikinis are becoming harder to find around here, btw.
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  • 5280 shooter II5280 shooter II Senior Member Posts: 3,923 Senior Member
    Thanks...I just bought a couple after years of using a Bikini cover....with the Bikini, I could just yank the whole thing off and get to shooting. Now I have THIS to look forward too?
    God show's mercy on drunks and dumb animals.........two outa three ain't a bad score!
  • 1965Jeff1965Jeff Senior Member Posts: 1,597 Senior Member
    Ditto bikini, I hate to dis a local company (Bushnell) but I will NEVER buy any of their crap- er products. Once burned twice shy.
  • 5280 shooter II5280 shooter II Senior Member Posts: 3,923 Senior Member
    Situations differ in my parts.....they're not bling for looking cool.....they are a necessity.
    God show's mercy on drunks and dumb animals.........two outa three ain't a bad score!
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 20,564 Senior Member
    Bikini.

    Besides, that way, the scope and I can match.
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  • TeachTeach Senior Member Posts: 18,267 Senior Member
    Back when tires still had innertubes, I cut up a bunch of them for scope covers. Now, they're scarcer than the bikini covers!
    Jerry
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  • calebibcalebib Senior Member Posts: 1,701 Senior Member
    Teach wrote: »
    Back when tires still had innertubes, I cut up a bunch of them for scope covers. Now, they're scarcer than the bikini covers!
    Jerry

    Good idea, I have a couple motorcycle tubes I could try that with.
  • TeachTeach Senior Member Posts: 18,267 Senior Member
    Farm supply stores still stock tubes for trailers, tractor front tires, etc. A piece of a motorcycle tube might come out too short. Unless you pick a tube about the cross-section size for a mid-sized car or trailer tire, it takes a lot of stretching to get it over the end bells. Get a little careless removing a tightly-stretched one, and you'll smack yourself in the eye!
    Jerry
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  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 14,837 Senior Member
    Zee wrote: »
    Bikini.

    Besides, that way, the scope and I can match.

    Excuse me...I gotta go wash out my minds eye with Clorox...
    Sharps Model 1874 - "The rifle that made the west safe for Winchester"
  • snake284-1snake284-1 Senior Member Posts: 2,500 Senior Member
    I don't know if Chlorox is strong enough for that.

    Seriously, I still have BCs. My two complaints are one, the price and two, the rear one keeps popping open on a couple of them. Other than that, I have had ok luck with them. Nothing is made like it used to be. Time makes a lousy yardstick. The newer made stuff just doesn't measure up.
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  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 6,978 Senior Member
    If there are no pics it didn't happen:yikes:
    Zee wrote: »
    Bikini.

    Besides, that way, the scope and I can match.
    Ernie

    "The Un-Tactical"
  • bisleybisley Senior Member Posts: 10,553 Senior Member
    I'm using the Butler Creeks because that is what there is. I agree that the quality is poor, but they mostly work for me, with an occasional aggravation. I would pay twice the price, for twice the quality, though.
  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 25,810 Senior Member
    I use ones made out of the inner tubes from the front tractor tires. I have several of the tubes I got from my own tractors when I changed the tires. Cut out slices of tube and run them through a wash cycle with the blue jeans to clean them up, then cut them to shape. Not pretty but they function well.
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  • SlanteyedshootistSlanteyedshootist Senior Member Posts: 3,947 Senior Member
    Mahalo for this post. I was just thinking about buying a set. Guess I'll stick with the neoprene cover for now.
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