The Scopeshield product was one of those “I didn’t know that I needed it until I found it” moments. I like to protect my firearm investments. I don’t think that you are any different in that respect. While none of my firearms could be considered “High End” I do consider all of them worthy of my attention to ensure they are going to run when I need them – even a “beater” firearm.
In most cases, my long guns reside in Bore Stores. I used to keep the long guns in silicon-treated gun socks, and while adequate, I always felt that I could do better and Bore Stores has become my “go-to” product for rifles, shotguns, and a few handguns. I realized lately that the use of one product was leading to another.
I have several rifles and pistols that are scoped. As with my long guns, the optics mounted on them are not high-end products. However, and like my firearms, they are worthy of my protection since I do rely on them to get whatever mail is being sent downrange on target. Normally, optics are stored on the firearms while they are in the Bore Stores. My issue is not with the optics, but with the protective lens covers that normally come with the optics.
Lens covers obviously protect the lens of the optic. Lens covers come in a variety of types from flip-up to rubber or plastic cups. The flip-up style of lens protection is very popular. Although I do agree that they protect the lens of the optic, I am not a fan of them. I am also not a fan of the “cup” type of lens protector, which is usually a plastic or rubber cup of some sort for each end of the optic with a cord or rubber band providing tension for them while mounted on the optic. Open-view optics usually has a cover that slips over the optic to provide protection from damage. I have no problem with these as much as I do with “barrel” optics lens covers such as those provided with or purchased for scopes and dot sights.
I had researched and selected several scope covers for evaluation. While they all worked, they added bulk to the optic and I found myself putting them in my pocket or on the bench while I shot the firearm. Scope cover sizes varied from short to extra-long and I took a SWAG when ordering them. Then, I came across the Scopeshield product line of scope covers. While I understand the need to protect the lenses of optical products, I also feel the need to protect the optic itself.
The Scopeshield line of scope covers have several features that I like:
- Rear loop easy to grab and pull
- Front loop keeps cover attached
- Neopreme cushions and protects
- Cover stretches for snug fit
- Remove silently and quickly
The Scopeshield line of scope covers have a front loop that keeps cover attached to the rifle. I can simply pull back on the rear loop, lift the unit from the scope or sight, and either let it hang from the rifle or press it against the forearm. There is no misplacing the cover. To replace it on the scope or sight, I simply place the end over the optic, pull the rear tab, and cover the entire optic. There is no muss and no fuss. The Scopeshield scope cover fits snugly and is held firmly in place.
I ordered scope covers that were slightly less than the total length of the scope. The Neoprene material of the scope cover stretches nicely and will even fit over existing lens covers should I decide to keep them in place for extra protection.
I like the Scopeshield line of scope covers. They provide an extra measure of protection for the optic when the rifle is cased or stored in a safe and when taking the firearm through heavy brush. The Scopeshield is also excellent on pistol optics of the barreled kind; I have one on my scoped Ruger Charger with a bipod mounted.
You can check out the complete line of Scopeshield products at https://scopeshieldcover.com/ and also Amazon.com (http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=scopeshield)
Here is a good video on the Scopeshield: https://scopeshieldcover.com/content/how-use-your-scopeshield