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Why Not Just Protect The Lens of The Scope, Why The Whole Scope?

Protecting your whole scope in the field prevents the avoidable damage and wear from abrasions, bumps, and the general wear and tear that an average day hunting in the field can subject a rifle scope to. The ScopeShield scope cover is designed to protect your whole scope from the wear that occurs when transporting your firearm while hunting. Whether traveling in a vehicle, such as a truck, SUV or Jeep; on an ATV, motorcycle, bicycle, boat, canoe, sled, float plane, horseback, or any other means of transportation, damage to your scope is an avoidable possibility. The damage may not reduce the use of the scope, but it will reduce the value, looks, and salability of your scope should you ever desire to sell or trade it.

Perhaps most importantly, when you take the added precaution of giving the ScopeShield cover a slight tug downward once you have placed it upon the scope, you will also shroud most, and probably all, of your rifles action underneath your scope. How much protection you can expect will depend to some extent on how high your scope is mounted upon your firearm, the type of action your firearm has, and where the scope is mounted. The ScopeShield cover is most effective at protecting the action of your firearm with Bolt Action rifles equipped with a low or medium scope mount. Lever Actions, Pumps, Semi-Autos, and Single Shots will also be protected to a greater or lesser degree depending upon the individual firearm. When a scope is mounted upon a rifle in a long eye relief, or scout position forward of the rifle's action, obviously no protection of the rifle's action can be expected through the use of the ScopeShield cover. The cover will still protect the scope just as well in the scout configuration. From what we have observed, the scout configuration is the vast minority of all firearm types confronted, and we expect that will remain to be the case.

By protecting the open, exposed part of your action from twigs, pine needles, dirt, snow, rain, and other debris, you lower the possible reasons for failure. If your rifle action is covered, and debris is not allowed to enter, there is less likelihood of a jam, which can slow or prevent your first shot or a follow up shot. If snow and rain don't enter the action, on a day with temperatures below freezing, your action is much less liable to freeze up, again preventing a shot, or being able to work your action for a follow up shot. 

By protecting both scope and action with ONE device, and allowing for both scope and action to quickly be cleared to shoot by the simple tug of the thumb and index finger, you have sped up the shooting process, removed the excuses of a fouled scope and a fouled action, and improved the odds for success.