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Thread: Magazine product reviews "honesty"

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    Magazine product reviews "honesty"

    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!
    Last edited by paultap; 25-02-2014 at 16:56.

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    I don't buy any of the mags. but certainly agree on your comments. I purchased a pair a couple of years ago, I think they stayed on for a couple of days and then went in the bin! Went back to the trusty lens cloth in coat pocket, or if in hurry the end of my gloved finger!

    ATB

    T

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    Prehaps such rubbish is why lots of us do not buy such mags anymore.

    Down to earth reviews on SDF are thus worth their weight in gold.

    D

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    sadly normal business I fear. I'll not be renewing my subscription to sporting rifle as it's just blancmange.

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    It seems to me that most of the mags and online programmes are heavily sponsored and also supplied with items for "product placement". However honest they are, there will always be the suspicion that they are influenced by their freebies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barkingsnake View Post
    sadly normal business I fear. I'll not be renewing my subscription to sporting rifle as it's just blancmange.
    +1

    Can save everyone a fortune, all products Sporting Rifle review are good/great or a pleasure to use. All stuff their advertisers supply funny enough (not best priced mag either to make it worse).
    If it ain't broke don't fiddle with it!
    Not even a little..........................(unless you can fix it, properly fix it, working and everything.......like PROPPER working!!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barkingsnake View Post
    sadly normal business I fear. I'll not be renewing my subscription to sporting rifle as it's just blancmange.
    I'm very fond of blancmange, particularly when made with dark, dark chocolate and very little sugar, then sprinkled with crunchy brown sugar just before serving. Having said which flavoured with vanilla, coloured pink and made in a rabbit-shaped mould would do also, for a nostalgia-trip.

    Do you recommend that I subscribe to Sporting Rifle?

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    If you want an expensive source of fire starting paper yes
    Below is a link to my website.
    Quad sticks

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    Butler Creek fliptops are absolute crap you only have to look at them wrong and they bust.

    Jimbo

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimbo 30 06 View Post
    Butler Creek fliptops are absolute crap you only have to look at them wrong and they bust.

    Jimbo
    I just bought two for my binoculars...less than 24 hours later and I'm already down to one!

    The one on my scope has lasted eight years (bound to break now) but its a big 56mm job so has a bit more plastic at the hinge.

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