hawke sidewinder 30 SF flip up covers Help Please!

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    Jim81
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    Asking this question, after searching the net and this forum, makes look really dumb. Received a NIB Hawke Sidewinder 30 SF from UPS. Opened it up and read the instruction book and wanted to look through and see the reticle. I can't get the flip up covers up. I have 2 rifles with flip up covers and I thought I knew how to operate them but apparently not. Also included were some round pieces of plastic that I think they are calling 'keys'. I have no idea what they are for. Everything else about the scope works just like the others I have. Kind of useless if you can't get the covers open. LOL

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    starlingassn
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    arent the sidewinders caps metal screw ons?  

    on my 4-16  they were

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    douger
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    those half round are keys to screw them on  cover are stiff should flip open  

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    Jim81
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    Thanks. I don't force things. Finally got frustrated and really pushed on them. They opened. Now to find out what the keys do. Not so important as I can now go mount the thing. Thanks for the fast answers.

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    oldmanblue
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    The larger key removes the front cover to install the sunshade, the smaller one will help set the rear once your fast focus is set.

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    Bob_O
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    The keys work like a coin would work in a curved slot…..only the keys are like a coin cut in half.  There is a "tab" on each end of the key that fits in corresponding slots/notches in each cap's inner rings.  Use two hands so the key doesn't slip and scratch your lenses.  Left to loosen, right to tighten.

     

    Good luck!!

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    likkitysplyt
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    Yeah, mine are stiff too, but when you close them you KNOW they are gonna stay closed 

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