Product Review – Scopeshield

Flip This!

Flip This!

When I evaluate a product it is the result of owning that product and then using it. There are no sponsors so my opinions are not presented to satisfy anyone. I hope that they do help in the decision making process most of us use before buying something.
The Scopeshield product was one of those “I didn’t know that I needed it until I found it” moments.

Can Be Used for Makeshift Sling Shot

Can Be Used for Makeshift Sling Shot

Doesn't Work For Me!

Doesn’t Work For Me!

Scopeshield Black

Scopeshield Black

Scopeshield Gray Digital Camo

Scopeshield Gray Digital Camo

Scopeshield in Brown Camo

Scopeshield in Brown Camo

Scopeshield in Green Camo

Scopeshield in Green Camo

One of the Scopeshield Patriotic Series

One of the Scopeshield Patriotic Series

Scopeshield Digital Camo Cover on the Ruger Gunsite Scout

Scopeshield Digital Camo Cover on the Ruger Gunsite Scout

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

Scopeshield Sizes

Scopeshield Sizes

When using the flip-up style of lens protectors on a regular hunting scope or a barrel dot-style of sight, I do tend to use my finger to push a release button or flip the lens cover up to release the covers. The lens covers are not in the way when mounted on a hunting scope or a barrel dot-style of sight when close to the sighting eye. However, I find the flip-up style of lens covers irritating to me when mounted on a LER scope or a forward-mounted barrel dot-style of sight. I usually just remove them altogether and replace them after the shooting session is done.

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.

The SS6, 7-85" Scopeshield fits the UTG CQB Red/Green Dot Sight Nicely on this Windham "SRC"

The SS6, 7-85″ Scopeshield fits the UTG CQB Red/Green Dot Sight Nicely on this Windham “SRC”

Pull the Rear Tab of the Scopeshield to Take It Off or to Put It On.

Pull the Rear Tab of the Scopeshield to Take It Off or to Put It On.

The large front loop is adequate to fit around even the A4 hand guard of an AR-style long gun and does not interfere with the operation of the firearm. Removal of the sling is necessary with most rifles and using quick-detachable sling swivels make the process of installing or removing the scope cover easy. Since the front loop is somewhat large, it could be possible to snag the loop on something (for example, low-lying tree branches). To prevent snagging, simply hold the loop against the forearm with your support hand.

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

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About Taurian

Taurian is an Oath Keeper, veteran, former LEO and Defensive Tactics Instructor. Until retirement, Taurian had over forty-seven years of experience as a Technical Writer and Training Program Developer. After leaving home at the age of ten without any shoes, Taurian continues on with many years devoted to the keeping and bearing of arms.

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