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Old Sunday 29th January 2017, 06:53   #1
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experience with stay on case with Swaro ATS 80?

Any has any positive experiences with stay on cases for the Swaro ATS 80?

I'm looking for a padded stay on cover.

I'm heavily leaning towards the Swaro design but open to considering others if they are more practica/functional. I've heard the Swaro cover doesnt allow the scope to be swivels to bring the eyepiece to a lower position....

not sure how accurate this is etc so any comments would be greatly appreciated.

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Old Thursday 2nd February 2017, 10:55   #2
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wow - fitted cases are not very popular here....

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Old Monday 6th February 2017, 20:45   #3
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I use it -- I find that, compared to the SOC of the STS 65 is not as tight on the scope. I replaced the carry strap with a rifle strap which suits my own use much better. I cannot really say much more that I have it, it works. I looked into other straps because, as I said, I use a rifle sling with it and I was wondering whether there were better options but that does not seem to be the case.

FWIW I do not use the removable front and eyepiece covers (I use the normal cap for the front objective).
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Old Wednesday 8th February 2017, 04:30   #4
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Hi Fedster, thanks for the response. I wasn't aware that you can attach a sling to the Swaro SOC.
Where is the attachment points for this?

Also i've read that with the Swaro SOC you cant rotate the scope barrel 90* as the case interfere's with this - is this correct?

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Old Wednesday 8th February 2017, 14:44   #5
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The SOC has 3 attachment points (two at the front one near the eyepiece) that are already there for the Swaro supplied three point sling. Attaching or not the sling is a personal preference I presume. No personal experience rotating the barrel due to how I I use the scope, but I do agree the SOC would be in the way.
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Old Sunday 19th February 2017, 10:57   #6
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I've got a Swaro STM 80 and use a Nikon ED82 (straight model) stay-on-case. This case is much cheaper than a Swaro case and it fits well. Both the Swaro and the Nikon have a heliacal focusser. The tripod attachment on the Swaro is at the same spot as the Nikon. This also applies for the focusser. The objective of the Nikon is 82 mm compared to 80 mm (Swaro).

You're talking about a Swaro ATS 80. I guess that a Nikon ED82 Angled case can be used for a Swaro ATS.

Allthough the Nikon ED 82 is discontinued I think the Nikon case is still offered on ebay.
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Old Sunday 19th February 2017, 16:08   #7
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You can rotate the body about 10 degrees or so inside the case at which point the tension of the cover kicks in. I use mine on a hide clamp with a 90 degree head adjustment which gets over the problem.

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Old Monday 20th February 2017, 13:04   #8
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Thanks Iflip.

Russ - are you referring to the Swaro SOC?

I've been looking at Skua Kite ones as well...

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Old Monday 20th February 2017, 13:14   #9
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Jeelan,

Yes,with the Swaro SOC

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Old Tuesday 21st February 2017, 12:07   #10
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I have always used stay-on-cases (SOC) and have previously had a Swarovski ATS 80 with Swarovski SOC and a case from a third party (I think from In Focus but can't be sure). Besides the obvious protection advantages (also to the lenses and particularly with rain/spray), I always loop the strap of the SOC around my tripod handle as a 'back-up' in case the Scope comes loose from the tripod.

The Swarovski SOC does indeed prevent the scope from being swivelled to use the eyepiece from the side. Although this would occasionally be useful, I have never found the loss of this functionality as issue as I use a beanbag (or jumper) when in a car. The other SOC I used did allow some swivel as it was made of three parts: one for the eyepiece section, one for the ocular section and a removable cover for the focus wheel section. The padding was thicker than on the Swarovski SOC but it wasn't secure and fitted too loose.

I prefer the Swarovski SOC as the fit is far better and it provides enough protection and functionality (quick and easy covering/access of lenses and secure strap). If using the swivel of the ATS then it is possibly less useful but a 3-way tripod head might offer a solution.

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thanks everyone for your feedback. I've just ordered the Swaro SOC...

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Old Thursday 4th May 2017, 01:02   #12
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wow - fitted cases are not very popular here....

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Agreed.... why ruin the looks of this beautiful scope? If raining I just encase with my camera lens plastic bag... about 5$ via B n H and you get to 'show off' your Swarovski and not hide it:)
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Old Thursday 4th May 2017, 22:10   #13
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Case for Swarovski ATM 80

When traveling or in extremely adverse conditions I use a nicely fitted and padded zip-on case from Creedmor Sports that is well worth the price - about $35.
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