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    Lense Covers

    I have a 8x56 Swarovski scope and at the moment I have the lens covers you have to take off and put some where safe. Does Swarovski make the flip up ones that stay on the scope or do you just buy any one's that fit the scope.

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    butler creek ones will be your best bet mate if swarovski dont make any

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    If you want to identify the right size of Butler Creek scopes try here:

    http://www.riistamaa.fi/files/2007/1...CoverChart.pdf

    willie_gunn

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    I have found with Butler Creek covers on my eyepiece they can catch when open and snap off at the narrow part on the cover. I have lost 3 @ 9.50 like that. I am going to switch to an alternative manufacturer with a harder plastic cover. The Butler creek covers on the objective work great.

    I would not use clear plastic covers on your objective as they can catch the sunlight when you are walking with your gun on your shoulder and keep giving off flashes. I noticed my mate over a mile away so the deer should spot it!

    I wrote to Buler creek in the USA enclosing the broken cover but they did not bother to reply?

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    Dr Spin is right,
    Butler Creek has downgraded their plastic it seems.
    I used to buy a set and sell it with the scope years later, now I've broken three front covers and 2-3 back covers in a year. Brought back a load from my visit in the states last christmas which are used up now.
    The clear plastic ones are just as useless.

    edi

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    Thanks for the info....

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    I've had Butler Creek on my S&B 8x56 for nearly 10yrs, never had a problem yet.
    Cheers, Pete.

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    I bought a S&B 8x56 last summer and have so far broken two butler creek front covers and one rear cover, they seem to be very easily broken.

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    I've had Butler Creek's on my Zeiss for about 8 years with no problem and so have just spent 20 quid putting them on my new IOR. I looked around but there aren't really any other options. Guess I'll have to keep my eye on them to see if they disintegrate....very disturbing

    willie_gunn

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    Finnish
    If you still want the Butler Creeks the sizes are:-
    18 eye 1.7" (43.2mm)
    47 obj 2.46" (62.5mm)
    These were ok on a Swarovski 8x56 L Kurz

    Paul

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