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Is it the scope or me????

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by folsoh, Aug 17, 2010.

  1. folsoh

    folsoh New Member

    Dec 27, 2009
    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 beā€¦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.
  2. Robert Wilson

    Robert Wilson Member

    Aug 13, 2009
    What happens when you hold it a bit closer?
  3. LaserSpot

    LaserSpot Member

    May 11, 2009
    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?

    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.
  4. ms6852

    ms6852 Participating Member

    Oct 19, 2009
    Your particular scope is meant to be used on handguns or forward mount scout rifles. You need a different scope for your rifle.
  5. Sav .250

    Sav .250 Senior Member

    Jun 5, 2007
    Central Fla
    Looks like more research is needed.

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