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Old 03-07-2014, 02:42 AM   #1
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Default My new (OLD) scope, and a little help, please.....

So last night I put on an old Redfield Tracker 3x9x40 scope I had from buying my used Sako 222 last summer, and for the life of me, I cannot remove the scope cover (Butler Creek). Anyone have any ideas on what the person may have 'glued' it on with, and what I could use to remove it? Or are they really just this tight? The scope has scuffs and scratches, so if all else fails, I might just have to bring home one of my scalpels and cut it off.

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Whooops! I should have put this thread in the Scopes and Mounts section, but too late now, so whatever.

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Grab a ball point pen (plastic)and start working on the edge. The pen will NOT fix those sheets though.

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Grab a ball point pen and start working on the edge. The pen will NOT fix those sheets though.
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Thats my comforter, and apparently yer not!

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Hair dryer may heat the plastic and make it a bit more flexible to move, without too much heat in the scope itself.

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Plastics can ooze a bit during prolonged exposure to heat and then bind to a surface. It may well be that the owner got frustrated with the cap coming loose, and reinforced it with super glue. I would do what you already suggested. Use a carving or surgical blade, cutting edge up.

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Whoot! Whoot! Thanks for all the suggestions, everybody. I just got it off!

I thought I had better start with the least destructive method, using Docs Hairdryer method, and after about a minute of heating and prying, and then reheating and prying, it twisted right off. The previous owner did use some kind of glue, as it was all gunky underneath, so now I just have to clean it off with some solvent and sparkle it up a tad.

Thanks again, everyone for the tips.

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Glad it turned out OK

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Awesome. For a safe solvent, Goo Gone.

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Glad it worked out for ya.

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