Long eye relief situation/need advice


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jacobhh
August 8, 2007, 02:13 AM
I want to buy a scope for rifle target shooting with
long eye relief and I'm way out of my depth. I have
a 98k and a B-Square sight base mount and Warne
1" rings I want to use.

That puts the front edge of the ring about 4 1/2" from
the aft edge of the forward receiver ring. I figure I need
a good 8 1/2" of eye relief back from the receiver edge.

I looked at the catalogues and the regular suspects seem
to treat the situation with little interest. Few specs and
not much choice. Have any of you folks found a good
solution?

The 98 is a bnf '41 so I'm not going to drill. I've bought the
mount and it seems solid. My old eyes need optics and I
really want to shoot this rifle.:confused:

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thereisnospoon
August 8, 2007, 03:03 AM
Only one way to go...Leupold Scout Scope.

Fixed 2X, but crystal clear with NO problems with eye relief...which is good anywhere from 3-17".

I found one used or $200.00

jacobhh
August 8, 2007, 05:38 AM
Great but it is expensive.
Where did you find a used one?

nwilliams
August 8, 2007, 05:57 AM
I got my Leupold Scout Scope a few years ago for my M1A Scout rifle and love it. I got mine new for about $270 and its well worth the money, for under $300 its a great scope.

You can find them here for a reasonable price.
http://www.swfa.com/c-94-leupold-fixed-power-riflescopes.aspx

If you want to find used ones all you need to do is check out ebay should be a few for sale on there I'd imagine.

thereisnospoon
August 8, 2007, 01:53 PM
Great but it is expensive.
Where did you find a used one?

http://www.opticsplanet.net/custom-leupold-25x28mm-m8-ier-scout-rifle-scope.html

I found mine on ARF.com from a guy named H2O MAN, he had 2 at the time and still may have one left. COntact him on ARF.com and find out, or go with Optics planet.

Spoon

Gator
August 8, 2007, 03:12 PM
I have 7x, and 10x Burris intermediate (not long) eye relief scopes that I got on eBay (I know, I know...eBay is a dirty word). I like the higher powers for target shooting. They are great scopes and offer more power and finer crosshairs than a scout scope. Plus, they were both under $200 and in mint condition.

GunTech
August 8, 2007, 04:06 PM
go to http://www.swfa.com

Not only do they carry a wide variety of scopes, but they list the spec (including eye relief) for all of them.

Strongbad
August 8, 2007, 08:35 PM
2nd vote for the Burris. The 2-7x extended eye relief model I've got on my pistol would probably be a good fit for what you're looking for.

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