Does anyone use neoprene scope covers?

Pine Marten

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Hello everyone. I recently lost the bikini covers that came with my Zeiss Duralyt scope, and have also acquired an old 6x43 Nickel with removable mounts that came with covers that don't really fit. So I was thinking that rather than bikini covers, perhaps it would be an idea to buy neoprene covers like this one: SEELAND NEOPRENE RIFLE SCOPE COVERS - 2 SIZES | eBay

I also thought that in the case of the removable scope, this would also protect it when not in use. Does anyone out there use these and have any recommendations or experiences regarding their pros and cons?

Thanks.
 

Pine Marten

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I guess these are mostly for storage and transportation. As you say, I tend to remove the covers when I'm actually stalking. As often as not this is in the rain, but I've never found it obscured the lenses badly enough to prevent safe use. Maybe I've just not been out in enough rain... OK, so it sounds like they'd do what I need.
 

EMcC

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I use the Jack Pike neoprene covers, they are slightly slimmer than the one referred to above and definitely cheaper.
I don't have them in place when actually stalking but when sat down or carrying the rifle in the rain I have the cover on one end depending which end is up and likely to be covered by rain, that way as you raise the rifle the cover will fall off.
They are also made with a 'realtree' pattern.
 

willie_gunn

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I use them to protect my scopes when in the cabinet and travelling - I get mine from Scopecoat.

Do you happen to have the diameter of the bikini scope covers for your Duralyt? I think I've got some spares knocking around somewhere.
 

bogtrotter

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Yes I use similar , not when actually stalking unless it's very wet, but in my pocket and can be slipped on in the event of an unexpected shower, got mine from Bushwear can't remember how much, but less than they are asking for these on the bay.
 

Southern

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I have used them in the field, as I don't use flip up covers. I usually use no covers or bikini covers, if I have them.

The Burris bikini covers are like the Zeiss and Swaro, but cheaper, so you might could get one of those as a spare part item for your 6x43 Nickel ( Burris 4.5-14x42 scopes ).
 

willie_gunn

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Hello WG! It's the 3-12x50 Duralyt if that helps.
PM

Not a great deal.

I've found my spares and they have got have inside diameters of approx 40mm on the eyepiece and 53mm on the objective. They are black plastic with yellow transparent inserts.

If they would fit, let me know.
 

Tim.243

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I use one a lot when out foxing as one farm has a lot of sheep and with this weather the gate ways are very muddy.
My lamp clips on the scope so hardly any time lost in taking it off as apposed to mud splashes on the lenses..
It is handy when walking as it does also keep any water of what ever lenses is pointing up depending on how you carry the rifle.

A + for me as the less carp on my scope the better...

Tim.243
 

willie_gunn

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My preference is to use a light loden slip for the entire rifle in the event of rain when woodland stalking. With the rifle on your shoulder (using the rifle sling; there's none on the slip) it's very easy to let the slip fall off & you're ready to go. The other great advantage is that they are silent & roll up to nothing.


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+1 - I store my .308 in the cabinet one of these, ready to just grab and head out.

Loden Friedl is another vendor who provided excellent service: Loden Friedl - Lodenbekleidung und Lodenzubehör für die Jagd - Lodenfutteral für Lochschäfte
 

bewsher500

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use one on the hill.
silent and soft,covers the entire scope
will happily sit in the rain for 40 minutes waiting for a stag to move and keep my whole scope dry AND as importantly it stops water hitting the bolt and receiver opening in heavy rain

that can be an issue if when cycling I end up shoving and already tight cartridge into a now wet chamber
 

novice

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I use the niggelogh version for when my rifles are in the cabinet. It's a bit of a squeeze so stops the scopes getting scratched!

Get in touch with zeiss for replacement bikini covers, is expect them to send you some foc. Swarovski certainly do. I'd then recommend using a cable tie to attach your bikini covers to your scope. Take them off when you're expecting a shot and they'll hang down the side out the way. I do that, keep the covers over the lenses for the most part. Try to look after my kit!

novice
 

nun_hunter

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If you email Zeiss they'll send you replacement bikini covers foc. I emailed as lost the ones on my 2-8x42 and they sent out a set the same day.
 

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