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Quality Scope Caps - Do they exist today?

I've used Butler Creek caps for years with excellent results, but my experience with their new products are sadly typical of most products today - CHEAP! Looking for some opinions on alternative manufacturers. Thx.
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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.
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I had the cap spring break last year. Replaced it and it caught on brush while open and the plastic broke off the new one. They are cheap, but the price reflects that as well, so not too much to replace it again.

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A friend just showed me his Leupold flip up covers. Very nice!
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A friend just showed me his Leupold flip up covers. Very nice!
Just looked at them for my leupold. Ouch $

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A friend just showed me his Leupold flip up covers. Very nice!
Just looked at them for my leupold. Ouch $
He didn't tell me how much. He did say Leupold would install the threads for nothing.
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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.
yes to both 1 & 2 - same problems for me along with not staying closed. i have a set that are 30+ yrs old and they have seen their fair share of abuse over the years. they work like the day i installed them. the new ones don't seem to hold up well at all.
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A friend just showed me his Leupold flip up covers. Very nice!
i've heard that about them. i've also heard you have to remove the scope to put them on and quite often, the flip caps don't align right when tightened down.
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isn't anyone using anything else besides bc and leupold?
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I believe weaver makes one as well
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