Scope cover question

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    Bigragu
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    hey, all. I’ve recently in the last two years made the switch entirely from the standard butler creek style scope flip up covers, to the rubber ones that Vortex and Monstrum produce. They fit so very nice and tight- initially. So, this leads to my question: when the rubber gets a “memory” of Both your objective and ocular ends, and every time you flip up the cap the rubber condom starts to pull off, what methods have you used to have the rubber stay put on the scope? I’ve heard spray hair spray on the inside of the rubber to give it some sticky tacky, I’ve heard zip tie the rubber onto the scope, and lastly I’ve heard tape them onto the scope body.

     I’m looking for other ideas. 

     

    Thanks in advance!

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    Raden1942
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    So I think e6000 would seal them on hard if you plan on leaving them on at all times. If you needed to pull them off later you still could. E6000 won't stick too bad that you can't get it off…. However this is a nuclear option it can and will be a pain in the ass to remove all the glue if you plan on putting it on a new scope or something. BTW if you need something that works greater than blue loktight but u can still break it free e6000 works great on screws and bolts. Again a pain in the ass to clean off but not too bad. Hatsan magnum springer owners might know this trick. Got the idea from one of those guys that got tired of dealing with blue loktight coming loose. 

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    Bigragu
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    On springer scopes I usually lay a thin coat of rosin on the saddle of the bottom halves of the scope rings. Sometimes the top, also. I go to my local Big5 sporting goods and find a 1” round stick of it in the baseball dept. They rub that stick on their bat grips to give them a sticky, solid grip. I must warn you, though, that first you must get the scope close to level and plumb with the bore as you normally would when scope mounting, then make reference marks with a mechanical pencil to get you really close. That rosin doesn’t allow for “slight twists of the scope” with the top halves of the rings lightly clamped down. So get it close, place reference marks, lift scope off, apply a thin coat of rosin on the rings(by thin, I mean a couple of flecks scraped off the rosin stick with your finger nail) and tighten up scope ring halves as normal. 

    Your scope will never budge with the jolt of a springer. Guaranteed.

     

    Anyway, back to my dilemma, I’ve thought about those thin, stainless straps that are like 1/8” wide, that they use on exhaust header wraps. That’s my out if no one comes up with anything better. It’s just something to snug up the rubber to the scope.

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    kayaker
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    Try a little bit of 3M spray contact cement from Home depo. I mean tape off a section1/2 x 1/2 " you get one try- spray on inside of scope cover or try double sided tape on the inside .

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    mtnGhost
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    I went with a low tech solution for the Vortex caps on my Dedal using McNett camo form. The same two strips have held the caps in place for at least 6 months without issue..


    I'm using Tennebraex caps on the rest if my scopes. They're great because they clamp down very snug with a screw..

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    Bigragu
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    https://www.amazon.com/SunplusTrade-Stainless-Exhaust-Multi-Purpose-Locking/dp/B072WC1MXT

     

    I think I’m gonna try these. I appreciate the suggestions, but I know the double sided tape will lift up the rubber off of the scope body due to its thickness, and the thought of a spray adhesive and having to clean the mess afterwards doesn’t sound appealing. I was hoping to find a low profile zip tie, the kind where the zip head sits flat on whatever your cinching onto, sort of how these stainless bands do.

    @ MountainGhost- that is a sweet design on those Tennebraex covers. I wouldn’t mind spending the $$ on nice covers such as those, but I’ve accidentally snapped off my share of the flip caps off of the hinges to know better. These Monstrum covers that I’ve switched over to are cheap enough if that happened no big replacing them. 

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    bandg
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    What do you view as advantages of the Monstrum covers over the Butler Creek?

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    airgunfans
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    Butler Creek is great ! never had any getting lose over time. 

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    msurf
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    Have the same problem…was thinking a hot glue gun, can be easily removed on the metal, peels off when needed.

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    Yarddog
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    I appreciate the info…bought a set of Monstrums  on Amazon for the Whiskey 3 on my D460. Very satisfactory! 

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    db
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    I have used sections of bicycle inner tube to hold on covers that came with Discovery scopes. Cut them different lengths to make custom rubber bands, fiddle with them to get them on with little slop. Have used this method under and over scope covers to help retain the covers. db

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