Is it the scope or me????


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folsoh
August 17, 2010, 11:51 PM
Is it the scope or me????? I just bought a new scope from optics planet .com for my Mosin Nagant now a chopped barrel with picatinny rail mounted where the rear site used to be…aka the scout rifle. The scope is a Vortex Crossfire EER 2 x20mm scope. It cost just under $90. Today when I got the scope and opened the box I found that I cannot see out of the scope very well actually it never settles down. There is a constant dark circle at the end of the scope much like what happens if you are too close to a normal scope.

I have a limited experience with EER scopes the only other one I have ever seen is a Leupold 4 x 28mm. I felt that the 4 was too high of a magnification so after reading several posts I bought a 2x. But now I cannot see out of the scope. Granted I am holding in my hand and stretching my arms out as far as I can. I even set it on the counter and backed way off of it line of sight wise and the dark circle does not go away. So tomorrow I am going to the gun store on an errand, but I want to know everyone opinion is it the scope or me.

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Robert Wilson
August 18, 2010, 12:23 AM
What happens when you hold it a bit closer?

LaserSpot
August 18, 2010, 12:59 AM
Can you measure from your eye to the ocular lens when you hold it? The eye relief on the Vortex is supposed to be 20 inches; I think it's designed for handguns held at arms length. How far from your eye will it be when it's on the rifle?
http://www.vortexoptics.com/product/vortex-crossfire-2x20-eer-riflescope-v-plex-reticle


Unfortunately, I think you need an IER (Intermediate Eye Relief) scope, not an EER. Leupold has a 2.5x scope with 9.3 inch's of eye relief that might work better, but it's $300. Because of the closer eye relief, the Leupold has twice the Field of View (22' vs. 11.5' @ 100 yards) even though the magnification is slightly higher. This means you're less likely to have a nothing-but-fur view at close range.
http://www.leupold.com/hunting-and-shooting/products/scopes/fx-ii-riflescopes/fx-ii-2-5x28mm-ier-scout/

ms6852
August 18, 2010, 02:30 AM
Your particular scope is meant to be used on handguns or forward mount scout rifles. You need a different scope for your rifle.

Sav .250
August 18, 2010, 08:50 AM
Looks like more research is needed.

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