So I purchased a R700sps in .300wm (my first ever new rifle) I took it to the range yesterday for the first time. It came with a very cheap scope mounted on it. All day at the range I kept hitting my shooting glasses with the scope from the recoil. I tried moving the scope further forward in the rings. When I did this I couldnt see anything out of it. The only way I can see clearly out of the scope is with about a 1.5" eye relief.
My other rifle, a Tikka 7mmRM (i bought used and already setup) has a Leupold scope mounted at about 4" eye relief and work perfectly and has never hit me in the face.
My questions are is it the 300wm that has much more kick than the 7mm ( I dont think so)?
Is the eye relief issue because the scope that comes with the gun super cheap and I just need a new scope?
Is it something I might be doing wrong?
thanks for the input