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New Product Review - Scopeshield Scope Covers!
« on: November 21, 2014, 06:35:07 PM »
For those of you who like to protect your optic investment, this review might interest you.

http://guntoters.com/blog/2014/11/22/product-review-scopeshield/
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Re: New Product Review - Scopeshield Scope Covers!
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2014, 10:09:44 PM »
I use something like the one that you called an "emergency slingshot."
One difference in mine is that it is tied to the scope mount, so that when it's flicked off of the scope, it sticks around for later re-use.
Another difference is that it uses rigid lens covers that fit exactly, attached to a big, circular rubber band. The rigid lens covers are better protection, and they're easier to flick off.
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Re: New Product Review - Scopeshield Scope Covers!
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2014, 05:43:21 AM »
I have used all that you mentioned and I still have them. I have generic ones and ones that are sized to the scope. The Scopeshield is just a matter of my preference over the others; The Scopeshield provides protection for the entire optic and not just for the lenses. I will admit that they are not conducive for use on a handgun scope, but for rifle scopes and sights I do like these over the other types. Also, that's not say that you can't use the Scopeshield with other lens coverings. Due to the stretchable characteristics of the Scopeshield, it help to hold the lens covers in place; the scope that I put on the RGS has both the Scopeshield and the see-through lens covers mounted.

I have ordered two more Scopeshields for two different-sized scopes and sights to evaluate and I'll be updating the blog with more pictures and with any negatives that I may discover. So far, the only negative is that they don't come in Realtree or Mossy Oak; My Mosin pseudo would like that - it said so.
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Re: New Product Review - Scopeshield Scope Covers!
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2014, 10:23:58 PM »
What do you do with the Scopeshield, when you take it off to fire a shot in the field?
Is it attached to the rifle? Do you tuck it into your belt? Does it fold up small enough to go into a pocket?
Does it come off quickly, for a snap shot?
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Re: New Product Review - Scopeshield Scope Covers!
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2014, 05:54:59 AM »
What do you do with the Scopeshield, when you take it off to fire a shot in the field?
Is it attached to the rifle? Do you tuck it into your belt? Does it fold up small enough to go into a pocket?
Does it come off quickly, for a snap shot?

  • It is looped around the rifle - or can be left unattached.
  • It can be left hanging from the rifle.
  • Use it to pad the stock on a rifle rest (tree branch, shooting stick)
  • Held against the forearm with the support hand (see picture)
  • If the scope was detached from the rifle, it could be used to hold the scope while you use the iron sights (if available)
  • It comes off quickly - pull the rear tab, lift, and let it drop - it is faster than trying to locate the flip-tabs on scope covers. Note: If you have see-through lens covers, it would be faster just to shoot if the covers are in place.
  • It can be stuffed into a belt or pocket when not attached to the rifle.
  • It can be used as a pot holder when trying to grab that hot cup of coffee you just roasted over an open fire.
I would like to see the front strap with Velcro attachments; Velcro would hold the straps together but would allow the cover to be removed without having to remove the sling.

The sling does not have to be removed to use the cover; however, it is recommended that the cover be placed before the sling mount and then re-attach the sling, to prevent loosing the cover.
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Re: New Product Review - Scopeshield Scope Covers!
« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2014, 12:46:10 PM »
Thank you!
You make it seem like a very useful device.
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Re: New Product Review - Scopeshield Scope Covers!
« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2014, 02:01:37 PM »
Ayup! But, you can't roller skate with it in a Buffalo herd.
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Re: New Product Review - Scopeshield Scope Covers!
« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2014, 02:18:38 PM »
Ayup! But, you can't roller skate with it in a Buffalo herd.



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Re: New Product Review - Scopeshield Scope Covers!
« Reply #8 on: November 23, 2014, 02:37:30 PM »
Ayup! But, you can't roller skate with it in a Buffalo herd.



But you can be happy if you've a mind to.  ;)

Roger that!  ;D
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Re: New Product Review - Scopeshield Scope Covers!
« Reply #9 on: November 23, 2014, 10:32:00 PM »
Why do I feel as if I've somehow landed in Lake Woebegone?
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Re: New Product Review - Scopeshield Scope Covers!
« Reply #10 on: November 24, 2014, 01:39:26 PM »
What do buffaloes roller-skating in Lake Woebegone have to do with the current time in Moscow? :o
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Re: New Product Review - Scopeshield Scope Covers!
« Reply #11 on: November 24, 2014, 03:15:10 PM »
It's all related?
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Re: New Product Review - Scopeshield Scope Covers!
« Reply #12 on: November 24, 2014, 03:50:33 PM »
Absolutely! Why? Because of the price of tea in China. Seems obvious to me.

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Re: New Product Review - Scopeshield Scope Covers!
« Reply #13 on: November 24, 2014, 04:10:39 PM »
Absolutely! Why? Because of the price of tea in China. Seems obvious to me.

Unfortunately, I understand your logic. Wow! I think that I need to check myself into a 14-step program someplace.
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« Reply #14 on: November 24, 2014, 04:22:25 PM »
Yeah, me too, but my therapist says I don't have to talk about it... if I don't want to.  She was a little upset with me when I was looking at those ink blots and all I could see were scope covers.  ::)

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Re: New Product Review - Scopeshield Scope Covers!
« Reply #15 on: November 25, 2014, 05:22:23 AM »
What if...what if...you don't (gulp) use a scope?

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Re: New Product Review - Scopeshield Scope Covers!
« Reply #16 on: November 25, 2014, 02:57:02 PM »
What if...what if...you don't (gulp) use a scope?

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How can you dope a scope without a scope? One needs at least one scope to dope. Nope, no scope to dope! How can I quote the rote with no scope to dope?, I wrote. If I can't scoop a scope with one scoop, would I be a dope? I find it hard to center without doping a scope. What a dope am I. If I had an eye, I could scoop it out but then I could not see the scope of things and scoping makes me less of a dope, but still a dolt.
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Re: New Product Review - Scopeshield Scope Covers!
« Reply #17 on: November 25, 2014, 04:31:32 PM »
Added a couple of pics to the review with the Scopeshield mounted on the Windham "SRC."
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