Re: Vortex Viper 4-12x40 Scope Review By Troy Adams
If you like Butler Creek flip up scope covers, it's probably a good idea to go with the scope that has better eye relief. I have noticed that on 20x I have to snug in a little closer, yet without any scope covers, I have never once scoped myself. When I put the butler creek scope covers on, the red button (that releases the lid to flip open) would get me in the upper nose about 1 out of every 5 shots.
So what I did was get rid of the flip up scope covers and got a scope coat instead. When I am ready to shoot, I just pull off the coat and fire, and I have had no problems with the eye relief or with getting hit with the scope.
I shoot a 7 Rem Mag. So not as much kick as the 300 Win.