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Old 05-12-2014, 07:35 AM
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Re: Optics?

As for the eye relief getting shorter on LER scopes when you crank up the power this happens with ALL of them. It is not all that much though, maybe 3 or 4" at the most. I really like my Weaver 2.5-8X28 scopes. I have three of them on Contender barrels that I have used for years with NO PROBLEMS. They are clear and sharp and once I have zeroed them they have not needed being touched. I have them on a 10" 357 mag, 14" 6mm-225 Win (Wildcat caliber) and a 14" 30-30AI (Wildcat caliber). I have hunted hard with these and they have never let me down. Mounts are really important also. I use Weaver STEEL rings with Weaver bases and use BLUE locktight on the screws.
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Old 05-17-2014, 09:43 PM
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Re: Optics?

I was pretty much sold on the 3-12x burris but several people have stated that at 12x the eye relief is down to about 9" which I feel is going to be difficult to shoot and I'd start worrying about recoil with the creedmoor at that proximity.

Reading up on the Bushnell elite, it has a continuous eye relief through the 2-6x but I really feel like it's just too small on the power side.

Any suggestions or advice for me?

There are three scopes that have slightly higher power in my price range: Weaver and Nikon 2.5-8x and the Burris 2-7x. The weaver has a 14" eye relief at 8x whereas the others have about 10".

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Old 05-18-2014, 01:12 AM
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Re: Optics?

9 inches is plenty of distance.
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Old 05-18-2014, 02:36 AM
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Re: Optics?

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9 inches is plenty of distance.
Hey Ernie, tried calling you a few times this week but couldn't get ahold of you. I'm a nurse and 12 hour shifts generally go to 13-14 and this week I've worked 5 straight so I was calling later than I wanted. Hope it wasn't a problem.

I'm just nervous about this. The only real recoiling encore barrel I have is a 460, and that I want as far away from me as I can get..lol. I can't see bringing this close into me especially without a break. I wish I could find one locally to hold it and get a feel for it but there's nothing like that here.

I'll take your word for it and stick to my plan with the Burris 3-12. I really want the extra magnification if I can swing it and that scope is very positively reviewed.
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Old 05-18-2014, 07:58 AM
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I know I have messages on my voicemail that i have not even listed to yet. I have been away from the phone (lan line) more than normal.
If you didn't leave a message, please do with your number.
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Old 05-18-2014, 08:16 AM
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You can go back and read my post on the Weaver scope. Also take into account the recoil of a Encore pistol. It usually is muzzle flip up not back like a rifle does. You Encore weight is quite a bit more than my Contenders and I am shooting a 30-30AI and I doubt that the 6.5 you are talking about has any more recoil than it does and the 30-30AI just flips the muzzle up about 6" with almost no backward movement with a very soft one hand grip from a rested forearm on a sandbag.
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Old 05-18-2014, 08:23 AM
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Re: Optics?

Listen to RT!
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