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Eye relief vs tube length

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Unread 03-15-2011, 11:31 AM
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Eye relief vs tube length

I am continually running into problems with popular scopes on Ruger M77 Rifles, the scope tubes are not long enough to set the scope back far enough to be a comfortable fit. ( Yah I Know thats what ya get and got on a M77). The older scopes have longer tubes and sit back quite a bit further. Are there any popular scopes that address this problem?
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    Unread 03-16-2011, 10:01 AM
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    Re: Eye relief vs tube length

    What brand of scopes have you tried? Simmons, Tasco, or Leupold, Zeiss, etc? Leupolds generally have good eye relief, as well as some high end Nikons. Zeiss Conquest 3-9x has 4" of eye relief.
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    Unread 03-17-2011, 11:20 PM
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    Re: Eye relief vs tube length

    Zeiss are a bit spendy. We have tried Nikon, Leupold, Bushnell. On low magnification they work fine but they are too far forward to get a good view on higher magnifications.
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    Unread 03-18-2011, 07:46 AM
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    Re: Eye relief vs tube length

    Some scopes are known for that, some worse then others. My 4.5-14 varix III is more tempermental about eye relief at higher powers then my 3.5-10 of the same model leupold. Unless you are needing a higher power scope, look at the conquest 3-9x from Zeiss. Its not absurd priced at all. Now if you are looking at the vxII, and lower line stuff from nikon, then you will have alot harder time with eye relief. Make sure you are looking at scopes towards the $400 range or better. Worst case, for normal rifles, there are offset rings that may let you set the scope back more, however, with Rugers one of a kind mounts, you may be up the creek.
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    Unread 03-18-2011, 03:57 PM
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    Re: Eye relief vs tube length

    Offset rings are the answer here; no need to change scopes. And yes, they are available for the Ruger system.

    Luck,

    Brian
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    Re: Eye relief vs tube length

    Went from this ...



    ... changed with Burris base and rings ...





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    Scope is Burris 4.5-14x44 FFII. I have plenty of eye relief @ high magnification and still have plenty of room to move the scope back (~ 1").
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    Unread 03-19-2011, 10:27 AM
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    Re: Eye relief vs tube length

    i guess i'm not understanding you, but it sure looks like you moved the scope forward, not back.
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