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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-14-2016, 10:08 PM Thread Starter
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i am searching for a short rifle scope with a good honest 6" or better eye relief to mount ahead of the hammer on a break action rifle. it seems like a white elephant i'm looking for.
some have suggested the simmons 4x but all i can find is 4" and 20" i have seen some scopes claim 8-16, how can it be such a large gap there? is it really possible?
don't want to break the bank here, but would like to have a shorty with extra relief.

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-15-2016, 03:38 PM
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I think an old BP muzzleloader scope might have the eye relief you are seeking. Call CameraLand.
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-15-2016, 06:41 PM Thread Starter
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Tim, you are a prince among men my friend. i looked at barska's site and didn't see it, thank you much!

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Glad to help. There are apparently two models of that scope, the older was apparently discontinued, but there is another with a different model number, both appear to have the same specs.

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Glad to help. There are apparently two models of that scope, the older was apparently discontinued, but there is another with a different model number, both appear to have the same specs.

Tim
yes i see that now, unfortunatly midway is out of stock, i will have to order from one of your links or some where. i'm sure i can some thing else to spend my midway credit on..........not like i have to look hard lol.

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Here's another one from CDNN email I just got.

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you can go with an intermediate relief scope like a scout scope but keep in mind that as eye relief gets longer field of view gets smaller. So you 4x scope with 7 inches of eye relief has less field of view then a normal scope set at 9x. Kind of takes away from the quickness of acquiring your target. that is unless you do go to a true scout scope setup with a 1x or 2x scout scope and shoot it with both eyes open. It takes practice but can be real fast if you master it. As to standard scopes the 2x7 vx1 or vx2 has about 4 inches of true eye relief and ive haven't found standard scopes that beat that
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i am searching for a short rifle scope with a good honest 6" or better eye relief to mount ahead of the hammer on a break action rifle. it seems like a white elephant i'm looking for.
some have suggested the simmons 4x but all i can find is 4" and 20" i have seen some scopes claim 8-16, how can it be such a large gap there? is it really possible?
don't want to break the bank here, but would like to have a shorty with extra relief.

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