I've got a BSA Sweet on another rifle, excellent scope for the money. Very nice. But it's over 13" long. I don' think I'd be able to zip up the case with a scope that long on the rifle.
So I broke down and put my Clearidge scope on the takedown with some quick release Weaver rings.
The Clearidge is 11.5" long and resulting in the buttstock hanging out the end of the receiver pocket but I can still zip it closed, so I guess it's ok.
Tomorrow I'll see how the arrangement works.
I'm very curious to see if zero is maintained; 1. When I take the rifle down but leave the scope on and 2. When I take the rifle down AND remove the scope from the rail and then put it back on.
The Clearidge is a great scope, by the way. Every time I look through it I think, "Man am I glad I bought this scope."
I got it not long after they hit the market. At that time (I don't know about now) they were sold by Clearidge directly to those that wanted them. No middleman.
I was surprised to see they are going for $245 these days. I paid considerably less back then. These scopes are as good, if not better than the comparable Leupold scopes. Sounds like a crazy claim, I know. But I'm not kidding. They're fantastic scopes.
I read somewhere they get their glass from Light Optics in Japan which makes glass for some real high end scopes.
If your looking for a great scope for relatively (compared to Leupold, Bushnell Elite et al) low dough, check out the Clearidge line. You can thank me later. Welcome - Clearidge Optics!