XP-100 Rifle Scope Mounting Question

Discussion in 'Specialty Handgun Hunting' started by Len Backus, Oct 24, 2007.

  1. Len Backus

    Len Backus Administrator Staff Member

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    How far rearward should I mount the scope's ocular bell knowing that this is a rifle scope on a handgun?
     
  2. Ernie

    Ernie SPONSOR

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    On rifle scope's, I put the scope as far back as I can.
     

  3. winmagman

    winmagman Well-Known Member

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    Len,

    Does this mean the new 6.5 WSM has arrived?:D

    Chris
     
  4. Len Backus

    Len Backus Administrator Staff Member

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    Yes, it sure has!

    More later.
     
  5. LouBoyd

    LouBoyd Well-Known Member

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    There are many ways to hold a handgun. There are many variations on handgun grip position relative to the receiver and scope mounts. Different people have different ability to control a handgun's recoil. That and the geometry of the handgun determine how much the scope will move on recoil.

    Bottom line is a scope needs to be mounted far enough forward it won't cut your skull when fired and far enough back your eye is at or near the scope's exit pupil. If those overlap you'll need a scope with longer eye relief or a better muzzle brake.