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#6270817 - 04/21/16 10:59 PM Riffle scope eye releif
gusick Offline
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Registered: 07/19/13
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Hello,

I was shopping for rifle scopes online. I found what I thought I wanted, the reticle I like, the approximate magnification range, within my price range, features, ect. What caused me to tap the breaks was that the spec page said the eye relief was 2.8-3.1". That's relatively short. I searched for online reviews and this scope gets rave reviews. No one mentioned the short eye relief being a problem but based on the pictures, most were testing it on an AR rifle. I was thinking of putting it on a bolt gun in 7mm Rem mag. I was thinking 3.5" of eye relief should be the minimum. I've never had a scope with less than that. I'm I worrying too much? Will it be ok?

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#6270822 - 04/21/16 11:03 PM Re: Riffle scope eye releif [Re: gusick]
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ARs have very little kick at least most do so I can see why short eye relief would be no problem but with a 7mag I might be worried about getting some scope to the eye if not careful.
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#6271593 - 04/22/16 02:55 PM Re: Riffle scope eye releif [Re: gusick]
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Eye relief and low light clarity is my primary focus what I look for in a scope. I like 3.5" - 4" with 3.5" being the absolute bare minimum. If I were you I'd be looking around for a different scope then.. Eye relief of only 3.1" at max is very short in my opinion and it sitting on a 7mag, it'll probably end up kissing you a couple times. smile

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#6272030 - 04/22/16 08:31 PM Re: Riffle scope eye releif [Re: gusick]
gusick Offline
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I'm surprised they still make scopes with that little eye relief. I don't know what to get.

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#6272614 - 04/23/16 03:06 PM Re: Riffle scope eye releif [Re: gusick]
nak Offline
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...the right tool, for the right job. Since the AR platform is the most popular right now, you have to expect manufactures to build products designed for it
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#6272617 - 04/23/16 03:10 PM Re: Riffle scope eye releif [Re: gusick]
nak Offline
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double tap....


Edited by nak (04/23/16 03:11 PM)
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