Do Burris scopes have short eye relief?

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  1. TX1911fan

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    I have a Browning Euro Bolt rifle, with a Bavarian stock. I have found it very difficult to get the proper eye relief with my Burris 4.5-14 scope. I have it mounted as far back as I can get it, and it still seems like I have to climb up the stock. I have heard that the Eurobolt has a longer length of pull, so I'm wondering if this is a stock issue or a scope issue. Anyone know? Thanks.
     
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    Loosen the lock ring on the occular end of the scope (normally for focus), and turn the eyepiece in (clockwise), so it goes all the way towards the front of the scope. Then lock down the ring again. This position will give you maximum eye relief on any scope. Try it, it makes a big difference!
     
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    I seem to end up cutting half of my stocks down to get a the rifle to feel right to me. Typical cut is just 1" but thats me. I have used off set mounts on i end before also to get what i like to feel in a scope eye relief. A friend has a burris diamond on his rememington and does seem to have more relief that some and i also have a 3x9 mini and both work for me but the mini is a much closer relief. I think to many people don't take in to acount the cloths they wear while hunting and it can make it hard to get a good natural fit sometimes.
     
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    You can go to the Burris web site and check the specifications for all of their scopes. They seem to be in the same general range as most other quality scopes. It sounds as if you have a stock fit problem, rather than a scope problem. Maybe you should try a different scope mount that lets you adjust the scope farther toward the butt of the gun.
     
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    At 3.1-3.8" of eye relief the Burris has a shorter than average eye relief. Most scopes are around 4" or a bit more. Some are approaching 5" depending on what power they are set on.

    You could screw the scope adjustment all the way in to get a little more eye relief, but then you would most likely have an out of focus scope.

    If it were me I would be looking for a scope with more eye relief.
     
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    I thought the point of the eye piece adjustment was to put the cross hairs in focus.
     
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    I thought so too, but when I did it to my 2 Pride/Fowlers, and my Leupold, it worked great, it lengthened the eye relief, and with a little adjusting, maintained crosshair focus. I think the crosshairs will go in and out of focus a couple times as the occular piece is screwed in all the way. When using the Creedmore position with handguns, you need all the eye relief you can get.
     
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