Stoney Creek - Purpose Built Shooting Clothing

Fleming

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Morning guys,

Looking for some guidance. I have a Zeiss Conquest DL 3-12x50 scope and I purchased a set of Vortex flip caps for it. I had read a number of reviews which made the caps sound like they were the game. As a result I purchased a set. The first few times I used them they were great. However, it would appear that the friction fit isnt the best, the caps are becoming more loose each time they are used. I have now had wrap a small cable ties round the cap to stop it from coming off when flipping the cap open. Has anyone else had the same experience? Or is there a better flip cap out there that isnt crazy money?

Cheers,
Mark
 

Cyres

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I think you have got a size too big. Just fitted a front one to my 56mm diavari and it is excellent. Under no circumstances buy BC's as if you look om here they break as a pastime. Older ones were v good, new ones different plastic and frangible.

D
 

flatliner

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The Vortex covers are undoubtedly robust, but I did have the same problem with them slipping when opening the cap. I've since changed to Butler Creek, and whilst they don't look like they could take the same abuse as the Vortex, I haven't had any problems with them slipping.
 

Orion

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No problems with the Vortex Defenders fitted to my scopes but if it is an issue a single wrap of thin double sided adhesive tape will sort it.

Wouldn’t go near the latest Butler Creeks.
 

Orion

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Would self almagamating tape work better as it "grips" itself?

I doubt it as you want something with a physical bond to both the scope and the cover. I use this 6mm thin clear tape to prevent the bayonet adapters and shims for the Pard NV007 add-on unit slipping on my scope oculars. Only a quid and it'll solve the problem without recourse to the dreaded Butlers.
 

rem284

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I use nightforce scopes with the single bra strap bikini type cover, held on to scope with a bit of rubber inner tube. They work. Gave up on flip up types years ago because they break too easily
 

antsa

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Morning guys,

Looking for some guidance. I have a Zeiss Conquest DL 3-12x50 scope and I purchased a set of Vortex flip caps for it. I had read a number of reviews which made the caps sound like they were the game. As a result I purchased a set. The first few times I used them they were great. However, it would appear that the friction fit isnt the best, the caps are becoming more loose each time they are used. I have now had wrap a small cable ties round the cap to stop it from coming off when flipping the cap open. Has anyone else had the same experience? Or is there a better flip cap out there that isnt crazy money?

Cheers,
Mark
Yep, had the same problem with the rear cover on one of my scopes. Pulled off when I opened it. Took it back to the shop and they recommended that I use a cable tie. Bit disappointing given the price of them. I had chosen the correct size for the scope according to the Vortex website. They could have included the cable tie in the packet!
Anyway, after fitting them again, I realised that the flippies were making my rifle look a little tacticool. Felt an urge to wear wrap-around sunglasses, sport a three-day beard and put my cap on backwards. Quickly reverted back to my trusty bikini covers.

Cheers
 
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