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Discussion Starter · #2 ·
since you use an aimpoint with both eyes open, the theory of the lens caps down so they do not get into your field of view
 
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In my unit, we do it so that if the spring in the cap were to fail, or if the cap doesn't have springs to hold it up, the lens cap isn't flopping all over the place, including back over the sight.

Even if it does have a spring, and it works, if it were flipped up, there's a good chance it'll snag on something a break off.
 
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Talking out of my butt here since I don't own an AP or know for certain; but I would think it is to give as low of a profile as possible.
 
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I try to do it with all my scopes. With 1x scopes it is more important because as young gun said, if it flips up, the caps will get in the way with some of your field of view. For magnified scopes, it is not as important but just in case you have to scan the horizan, you don't have to lift year head as high as you only have to look over the scope, and not over the caps.
 
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