Storing Scopes

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    Do you store your gun for a long period with the scope attached? 

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    jwrabbit123
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    I love to keep things attached but I have to remove them  on  most as I dont have room in safe for them all fitted with scopes , I got a few battle wounds on my stocks from leaving them on .

     

    I have evolved though in how I do it , on all my 34mm scopes I run Larue quick detach mounts , these are best I ever owned they keep poi and can clip on in seconds and still hold poi on center fires too , with my center fires I do use index clips however so it goes in exact notch of the rail

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    jwrabbit123

    I love to keep things attached but I have to remove them  on  most as I dont have room in safe for them all fitted with scopes , I got a few battle wounds on my stocks from leaving them on .

     

    I have evolved though in how I do it , on all my 34mm scopes I run Larue quick detach mounts , these are best I ever owned they keep poi and can clip on in seconds and still hold poi on center fires too , with my center fires I do use index clips however so it goes in exact notch of the rail

    I think keeping them attached while storing may create stress and change the POI and battle wounds? I will check on the Larue. Thank you. 

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    Smok3y
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    I never take them off. I have also never had any shift in the safe from bumping or stress. I also use quality rings to better ensure their “safety”. 

    I have considered QD mounts, but have been unable to bring myself to use them. For my precision scopes, I have been worried about perfect repeatability, so I’ve never taken the chance with one more variable. That being said, people use them all the time and have no issues with them. I still might would use them, but maybe on hunting rifles where the tiniest precision isn’t as necessary. 

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    Nutcracker
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    The only time I take one off is to put another on.  Some of my BP rifles have same scope on them for several decades.  I never heard of taking a scope off  for storage.  The only time I take a scope off a PCP is to replace the breech  o ring.  I have at least half dozen PCP rifles hanging on the walls of my house and work shed, I leave them, scoped and  full of pressure,. I want them to be ready to go hunting if I get the urge to take one.  Sometimes I will neglect one  a year or so . Still full and still dead on. 

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    Smokey, Nutcracker,

    You are right. The scope seems to hold the POI even after 4 hours of rough terrain travel while attache to the gun inside its carrying bag/cage.

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    mclaub
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    I would never have thought removing a scope was necessary to protect it or the gun.  Better tell the powder burner deer hunters who pull their rifles out of the closet only once a year — the day before deer season opens to make sure the gun still shoots.  I hope for the deer's sake it is the day before and not the day of.  Hmmm…

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    All scopes are attach and loctite!

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