I recently received my Sightron 4-16 x 42mm AO scope. Sightron included a 3" sun shade but no lens caps. Sightron's failure to include the lens caps I fely was a real cheapo move on their part.
I called Sightron and they confirmed that my Target scope is shipped with only a cloth cover and that the customer has to purchase a lens cap if they want one.
Even the least expensive camera lens comes with a lens cap. Generally a rifle scope is exposed to much harsher treatment and conditions than a camera lens so why would they ship a bare lens?
I've ordered some caps but it will probably take a week or so to arrive. My local gun dealer doesn't carry the correct size to fit this scope.
A scope in this price category should have some covers, even inexpensive covers IMHO.
The scope is very nice but the lack of the lens covers really bugs me.