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AAD Mount Flip Caps #13855527 05/28/19
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Thoughts/experiences? Worth the premium over Butler Creek? Alternatives?

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No experience with them, but they look stout and the warranty sounds good. I don't believe I'd shell out $100 for a set, though. That'll buy a whole bunch of Butler Creeks which are perfectly functional---until you break em.

Maybe if I had only one or two scoped rifles I'd see it differently.


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Like scopes, when it is a critical moment, I want my gear to work, not a warranty. I have two sets, one each for the two size scopes I use x42 and x56.

They are ridiculously expensive, but I have not broken either pair after three or four seasons. I was going through several sets of Butler Creeks a year before that.

Tenebrax is another comparable quality alternative.

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Originally Posted by jeffbird
Like scopes, when it is a critical moment, I want my gear to work, not a warranty.


Well said. Thanks for the input

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Vortex offers a flip-up cap that costs a third as much. I wonder how well those hold up.


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I have a set on my Kahles 624i. I can pick up a 18lb rifle by the objective cap lid. They are very high quality, strong, and they stay put.


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Originally Posted by Bearded
Originally Posted by jeffbird
Like scopes, when it is a critical moment, I want my gear to work, not a warranty.


Well said. Thanks for the input


You’re welcome.

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Originally Posted by Jwood1284
I have a set on my Kahles 624i. I can pick up a 18lb rifle by the objective cap lid. They are very high quality, strong, and they stay put.


That's impressive

How much clearance do you need between the barrel and scope?

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They are the best there is.

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Originally Posted by kingston
They are the best there is.


I wholehartedly concur.

They are not for everyone and they are not cheap, but they are ridiculously durable.

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Originally Posted by Bearded
Originally Posted by Jwood1284
I have a set on my Kahles 624i. I can pick up a 18lb rifle by the objective cap lid. They are very high quality, strong, and they stay put.


That's impressive

How much clearance do you need between the barrel and scope?



A lot. It’s on an Accuracy International in a Spuhr 1.18” mount.


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calling it 3DPrinter w/ ScrewSnugglyness

YES the Schwayze...

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...and the Proverbial LifeTimeGuarantee

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...and the LockUp/ Spring Industrial robust

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I liked the older ones with a tube long enough to get past the diopter. The screwy ones are too short on a couple of mine. And the older ocular covers with the red BC style pushbutton were a whole lot harder to open accidently against a coat or pack(while slung), than the long-stemmed new style....

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Originally Posted by huntsman22
I liked the older ones with a tube long enough to get past the diopter. The screwy ones are too short on a couple of mine. And the older ocular covers with the red BC style pushbutton were a whole lot harder to open accidently against a coat or pack(while slung), than the long-stemmed new style....


I kinda have the diopter issue with a set on a SHV. The adjustment for my eyes leaves just enough for it to secure, it could be just a tad longer

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I think they are worth every penny. Mine have just worked.

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Money well spent, they are outstanding.

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Originally Posted by huntsman22
I liked the older ones with a tube long enough to get past the diopter. The screwy ones are too short on a couple of mine. And the older ocular covers with the red BC style pushbutton were a whole lot harder to open accidently against a coat or pack(while slung), than the long-stemmed new style....

I prefer the old style with the red button - the new ones really stick out there a long ways, making it easy to open accidently, but also easy to snag on my tender flesh.


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