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Long eye relief situation/need advice

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by jacobhh, Aug 8, 2007.

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  1. jacobhh

    jacobhh Member

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    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:
     
  2. thereisnospoon

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    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
     
  3. jacobhh

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    Great but it is expensive.
    Where did you find a used one?
     
  4. nwilliams

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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  7. GunTech

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    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.
     
  8. Strongbad

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    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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