Guys , I laughed out loud when I read this "review" of Butler Creek scope covers in the march edition of Shooting Sports ( a freebee copy from the British shooting show I might add! )
"Protecting your scope against the elements and damage is essential, no matter if you are a target shooter or hunter. Most optics come with basic lens covers but individual front and rear types are the best.
Butler Creek's designs are definitely the way to go, offering a neat push fit option,yet made for specific lens sizes. The rear unit is controlled by a red press button, the front by a lug you push up with your thumb. Both are spring-loaded so automatically open once started and snap down firmly when closed!
Butler Creek are without doubt the leading name in this field with many impersonators though none can better their design With the full range of options available from Deben Group, to fit a huge range of scope sizes, the serious shooter can ensure top performance from a quality accessory for a modest outlay. There are 28 different sizes to choose from, to fit 38.5mm up to 65.4mm lens (outer dimensions )"
Top performance from a quality product????? Maybe in years gone by but by my experience and countless others on this forum they are anything but a quality accessory ensuring top performance!!..... The reviewer can't be familiar with the poor quality rubbish that seems to fall apart when exposed to daylight that's now being offered . The plastic that is being used to make this product is a disgrace in my opinion!
Deben group (01394 387762 ) are the importers, perhaps everyone on this forum who has had a problem with this poor quality product should give them a ring and let them know exactly how poor these things actually are.
Deben must be laughing all the way to the bank as people keep buying these scope caps to replace their last ones that have prematurely broken.
Its a shame that a British manufacturer specialising in injection moulding doesn't take up the challenge and produce a quality alternative that doesn't fall apart after minimal use, if they did they would clean up in this market I am sure!