Need Long Eye Relief... What scope???
I'm looking for a scope for long range hunting that doesn't give me a shorter eye relief when on the higher powers and am not sure where to find one. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img]
I feel that I need something with at least 4" of eye relief on it's higher settings.
The application is for long range deer and elk hunting with a hard kicking 8-9 pound all up rifle delivering a fair bit of recoil.
I've finally hit 55yrs old and although I'm in remarkable shape (for my age) I'm getting tired of humping heavy rifles up and down hills and mountains and through the piney woods. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img]
Anyway... I thought my search would be fairly easy but last night I spent several hours looking at specs on the net and came up dry. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img]
I'd prefer something of excellent quality such as NightForce, Zeiss, Swarovski, Schmidt and Bender etc.
Magnification should be 12x or greater at the top end.
I'd even consider a Leupold [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img] but only as a last resort. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/blush.gif[/img]
Any ideas? [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img]
If it's long it can't be wrong... LDHunter (Long Distance Hunter) from the Piney Woods of NW Florida. I hunt clearcuts for scrawny whitetails... ;)