WTB - Scope Caps (Covers)

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Re: WTB - Scope Caps (Covers)

Post by Bob Mc Alice » Sat Nov 18, 2017 2:01 pm

The black samples were in the mail today. These are a much better cap than the soft yellow ones. They fit 6.5 x 20X EFR's like they were made for them. At one inch long they compress air going on and create suction coming off. Trimming them to the same length as Premier eliminated these tendencies and still retained a tight fit. The material is stiffer and has a .015 thicker wall over Premier's .055 wall. They are too loose on the objective end of non EFR (silver scope) and all standard 40mm AO Leupolds. If left in the one inch length they will reach the knurling on these 40mm AO scopes and hold well as shown on a 12X AO. No dice fitting the old style 40mm sunshade, too loose. Also, if left in the one inch length they will catch just enough of the FX3 knurling as shown on the 30X in the picture and hold well.

I will call them on Monday to see if smaller quantities can be ordered.
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Re: WTB - Scope Caps (Covers)

Post by Bob Mc Alice » Sat Nov 18, 2017 5:34 pm

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Re: WTB - Scope Caps (Covers)

Post by thauglor » Sat Nov 18, 2017 7:30 pm

I'll measure my fx3 and see which one should fit, order a sample too to see how it fits. Sent you a pm Mc Alice.

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Re: WTB - Scope Caps (Covers)

Post by Bob Mc Alice » Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:03 am

The FX3's , the 40mm AO's and the old style 40mm sunshades share the the same 1.958 dia. front ring. Looks like the HVC-1937-16 black cap would be a good fit when trimmed to 1/2" long. That cap says 1.937 dia. on the chart. I got some samples on the way to check out. I still will call them Monday for possible purchasing in reduced quantities. Future report coming. Those uncut black caps fit my El Paso Weaver T-16X perfectly.
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Re: WTB - Scope Caps (Covers)

Post by Bob Mc Alice » Mon Nov 20, 2017 3:15 pm

Well, bad news. The manufacturer will not sell less than what is on the website chart amount for each size. That means 250-500-600 counts per sizes mentioned. I was advised to check with retail vendors of their products for smaller amounts such as Fastenal, MSC, McMaster-Carr, etc. Few had these sizes available and if they did prices each were insane. They would be about 45 cents each if bought in bulk.

https://www.mscdirect.com/product/detai ... 3?fromRR=Y

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Re: WTB - Scope Caps (Covers)

Post by thauglor » Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:52 am

Did you get the ones for the FX3? I might be willing to buy the quantities as they are.

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Re: WTB - Scope Caps (Covers)

Post by Bob Mc Alice » Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:11 am

Not yet, should be late this week. Got an email sample shipped notice yesterday. You would have to spend close to $600.00 to get all three sizes needed to make 2 pc. sets. More money than I would invest in 1350 dust caps. I doubt there is enough interest in them here to make this worthwhile. I could be wrong? :)

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Re: WTB - Scope Caps (Covers)

Post by Heavybarrell » Tue Nov 21, 2017 4:05 pm

Bob
Thanks for all the effort in this endeavor. I did notice on MSC quantity 1-9 was $31.00. That's per hundred (Quantity 1 = 100). So figure $75-$80 for a 100 pair of scopes caps. I'll stew this over and maybe jump on this.

Thanks again, Butch

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Re: WTB - Scope Caps (Covers)

Post by Tony » Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:28 pm

I got some caps online from Mcmaster-Carr. Look under vinyl caps.They had severa sizes and I believe you could get them in quantities of 50 or 100 depending on the size.

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Re: WTB - Scope Caps (Covers)

Post by Canon82 » Wed Nov 22, 2017 2:58 am

I did the same and they fit perfectly. They also have 1/2” high ones like the one you cut down.
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Re: WTB - Scope Caps (Covers)

Post by Bob Mc Alice » Wed Nov 22, 2017 8:39 am

Thanks, I did not see that light grey print indicating per 100 count bags. #-o That's a whole lot better.

Here is another place with very reasonable minimum quantities and pricing.
http://www.mocap.com/plastic-caps-round-vinyl.html

RVC9044 ...1.500 dia. qty. 10-20-30-40-50 $0.91 ea. .500 long
RVC9324 ...1.937 dia. qty. 10-20-30-40-50 $1.80 ea. 1.500 long (cut to 1/2 inch)
RVC9047 ...2.000 dia. qty. 10-20-30-40-50 $2.10 ea. 1.500 long (cut to 1/2 inch)

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Re: WTB - Scope Caps (Covers)

Post by Bob Mc Alice » Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:01 pm

I finally got a 1.937 dia. sample today from Mocap. It only comes in 1.50 length in the 10-50 qty. range. Cutting with scissors is easy, no special skills needed. :D I just pressed in a spice bottle cap from the wife's collection, used a pen to trace an ink line inside at about half inch, then cut at line. My samples in this size from Caplugs got lost in the mail and are being resent priority mail. This 1.937 (1-15/16") dia. is PERFECT for the FX3's...any Leupold 40mm AO's...and the old style 40mm sunshade. Mocap is the way to go for Leupold scopes. Reasonable purchase quantities and good prices.
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