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Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Northern New York
Re: Quality Scope Caps - Do they exist today?
Specifically whats wrong with the new butler creek caps? The problems I've always had with them are 1)the cap ripping at/near the pivot pin, especially the larger diameter ones. Usually happens when I'm moving thru brush. Or 2)the pin sliding out and getting lost. I have no good solution for 1) but with 2) I have replaced the pin with very small slotted head machine screw that is a little longer than the pin. I put a dab of nail polish on the nut,on the far side, being careful to not overtighten, and its good to go. To install, just push the screw in behind the pin and it will drop the pin out the far side.
I also wrap the inner part of the tube that slide over both the objective and rear lens to keep it from slipping/leaking. If it is a gun that is going to be used where the deer or turkey is real close, I put a small piece of stick on foam insulation to eliminate the "whap" noise when the cap flips open.
All of these are long standing problems. I'm hoping that you are not going to tell me that there are some new ones.