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Got my scope in the mail yesterday.....YIPEEEE!! Rings and base are still en route from Midway. Okay, this is another neophyte question so bear with me. What dust cap brand or system should I purchase. Any and all opinions welcome, you don't even have to say why you hold your opinion but all comments are appreciated.
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I have no love for flip type covers, as they don't really do much to prevent fogging, the death of scope utility. The bikini cover will seal the lenses from the weather, if that's needed, but you have to remove them for a shot. Over time, I've given in to the reality that the ultimate answer to foul weather is an iron sighted backup rifle, or QD mounts.
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Butler Creeks work for me. My Nikon came with Bikini cover, so that saves me some coin. My hunting partner uses no covers and it doesn't slow him up one bit.
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I don't use em while hunting, only while traveling to and from hunting areas. Don't care for the flip-ups myself, use plastic glasses in the safe or rack at the cabin to keep the dust from settling on the glass. DP
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opinions are many, I use the Butler Creek flip ups, in my mind, the protect the lens until I'm ready to hunt and after I'm done for the day
different stokes for different folks
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I'm personally a fan of Butler Creek flip-ups. Some people like the bikini-style covers that you just take off entirely and stick in your pocket. It's really up to you. There's no right or wrong way to do it. (But you should have SOMETHING protecting your glass)
I use a bikini or neoprene scope cover.
One of my sons uses the flip up type.
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