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Offline huntnfmly

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Re: Hunting in the rain with a scoped rifle
« Reply #15 on: October 28, 2021, 10:50:37 AM »
I treat my optics with Bausch and Lomb fog shield, thanks again @Jakeland for that tip!,  and also use Butler Creek scope covers.  Even when they get wet I can usually at least see through them enough to use.
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Re: Hunting in the rain with a scoped rifle
« Reply #16 on: October 28, 2021, 11:28:23 AM »
I will have to try that Fog Shield out. One exposure to the weather and then fog  is what I am trying to get away from if possible. My Swarovski Binos have never giving me any fogging that lasted for more than a minute or two and thatís been rare . Maybe a swaro scope with a neoprene cover would be the ticket. Or maybe just the fog shield and alumina covers on my VX 5.

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Re: Hunting in the rain with a scoped rifle
« Reply #17 on: October 28, 2021, 11:43:25 AM »
I used the old school Buck Bagger, soft rubber covers for all of my hunting. Quick and quiet. Not perfect, but plenty good. Not hunting any more, but I like the looks of the suggestions on this thread. Good luck to everyone this season!

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Re: Hunting in the rain with a scoped rifle
« Reply #18 on: October 28, 2021, 12:02:22 PM »
Was out all mourning in the rain.
Definitely had me thinking about these flip up covers a bit more now. :tup:
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Re: Hunting in the rain with a scoped rifle
« Reply #19 on: October 29, 2021, 12:55:42 PM »
My Ziess has never fogged out, but it's gone completely black a time or two, and I only notice it when I need it of course  :bash:

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Re: Hunting in the rain with a scoped rifle
« Reply #20 on: October 29, 2021, 01:30:18 PM »
Was out all mourning in the rain.
Definitely had me thinking about these flip up covers a bit more now. :tup:

Try them out, but don't be surprised if they flip open on their own.  I carry with a normal sling and the one end would flip open and the other end would somehow get completely pulled off or the cover broken off sometimes.  I like them, but tried several brands and nothing worked.

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Re: Hunting in the rain with a scoped rifle
« Reply #21 on: October 29, 2021, 03:16:46 PM »
I have flip ups on 4 scopes but if I had to spend a great deal of time in the rain/snow, Id run scope coats no doubt.

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Re: Hunting in the rain with a scoped rifle
« Reply #22 on: October 29, 2021, 03:19:14 PM »
I WAS running some butler creek caps during the early rifle season this year, and I am less then impressed to say the least. They are cheap for a reason I suppose. I just ordered an Alpine Innovations scope slicker to try out during the late season. I do not like rain drops on my objective lensís.

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Re: Hunting in the rain with a scoped rifle
« Reply #23 on: October 29, 2021, 04:03:32 PM »
Quality scope and a full cover imo. I run neoprene covers on all my scopes now..also a sun shade helps.
Did the flip up cover thing for years and hate those things with a passion. Always flipped up on there own.  Trapped moisture, or fell off. Never again.

My neo cover goes on and off with weather changes..and having it on has never slowed me down enough to miss a opportunity.  :twocents:

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Re: Hunting in the rain with a scoped rifle
« Reply #24 on: October 31, 2021, 07:59:55 AM »
Quality scope and a full cover imo. I run neoprene covers on all my scopes now..also a sun shade helps.
Did the flip up cover thing for years and hate those things with a passion. Always flipped up on there own.  Trapped moisture, or fell off. Never again.

My neo cover goes on and off with weather changes..and having it on has never slowed me down enough to miss a opportunity.  :twocents:

You must not have had good ones though. Iíve had cheap ones on old scopes and I agree I didnít like them. But my leupold never flip on their own and completely seal out the rain. Iíve been in some snotty stuff with them.

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Re: Hunting in the rain with a scoped rifle
« Reply #25 on: October 31, 2021, 12:00:05 PM »
Ive ran the scopecoat neoprene covers for years and never felt the need to try anything different.  I use the ones meant for taller turrets so there is extra material on the side.  It goes down further on a regular capped hunting scope and covers the action really nicely to keep debris out.  That version is also a little thicker so more padding for busting through brush.  Think the model is the XP6.

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Re: Hunting in the rain with a scoped rifle
« Reply #26 on: October 31, 2021, 12:16:11 PM »
OK, OK, I ordered a couple Scopeshields.

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Re: Hunting in the rain with a scoped rifle
« Reply #27 on: October 31, 2021, 01:50:53 PM »
Dry side here..... You guys are gonna grit your teeth on this one, I pull my dry shirt out from under my hunting jacket and I wipe it off .

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