Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Scopecoat optics covers

I first saw a Scopecoat when I started working nuclear security and the sight on the rifle was covered with a protective cover called Scopecoat. What I first noticed was that this cover stayed on without the use of straps to get in the way of the other functions of the rifle. Another thing you'll notice with a Scopecoat is the padded protection it provides by using nylon laminated neoprene.

Scopecoats are available in several different colors both plain and in tactical and camouflage colors. The camouflage that you see on the Scopecoat above is natural gear camouflage, an excellent camo that works in a wide range of environments.

Scopecoats are also available in several thicknesses so for your more rugged optics can use a thinner coat and your more sensitive optics can use a thicker coat. Scopecoats are available in 2mm, 3mm, 4mm, 5mm, and 6mm thicknesses. What's nice about this protection is that the coat protects not only the lenses but the whole optic itself. They have over 50 sizes to cover most needs.

This cover isn't going to completely protect your optics from dust/sand, although my experience in Iraq has shown that sand will get into EVERYTHING no matter what. It does, however, provide good protection from every day dust and dirt as well as protection against rain and snow. The neoprene helps draw moisture and condensation away from your scope.

Durability is pretty good as well. I have been using these for quite some time now and have seen some holes wear in them, but that's with every day 24 hour use of a community rifle. So in my book, the fact that it takes a long time to wear these out with 24/7 use tells me that durability is great. The fit is great for a decent time as well and if you get the correct size it shouldn't fall off on it's own. Eventually they will loosen up a bit, but it takes quite some time and, with the reasonable price of these covers, it won't break the bank when the time comes to replace it. Perhaps the company could create a version with Kevlar lining instead of the nylon coating to add longevity to the Scopecoat, since I've noticed that the nylon is what starts to breakdown first.

If you need a good cover for your optics, Scopecoat probably has one that will work for you. These protective covers do a great job and, again, won't break the bank.

Scopecoat can also provide custom items if you require a certain size, thickness or color that is not in Scopecoat's catalog. They not only have covers for firearm optics, but they also provide covers for binos, astronomy optics, barrel boots, counter mats, etc.

Available colors: Woodland camo, OD, Black, Red, Yellow, Green, Blue, Tan, Natural Gear Camo, Coyote, Dark Earth, Pink, Leopard Print.

Order here:
Optics Planet

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