View Full Version : Scope with long eye relief

June 1, 2002, 12:59 PM
I'm looking for an inexpensive rifle scope with a long eye relief, probably around 8 or 9 inches. Suggestions would be much appreciated, as this is a new world for me.

Thanks :)

June 2, 2002, 01:59 AM
Try Leupold's Scout [email protected]$239. It has the eye relief you require.
Burris makes a cheaper Scout model. Cheaper still, you'll have to get a cheap Simmons or Tasco shotgun or pistol scope.

With optics, you get what you pay for.

June 3, 2002, 12:36 PM
Thanks for the reply...

It looks like to get the magnification and the eye relief that I need that I'm looking at a handgun scope (I've got my eye on the Leupold EER 2.5-8Xx32). What makes these scopes "handgun"? Could you mount it on a rifle and have no problems? Am I losing anything that should make me just go with a different system entirely?

Thanks again!

June 3, 2002, 11:42 PM
I've the L 2.5X8 EER on a Contender - shoots a wildcat in the .308 Win-class. Stout recoil & stout scope. Mounted it, dialed it in & it has stayed there for 6+ years.

IIRC, the eye relief for this scope is 12-24" - dialed in at the ocular.

Great sight piture & one tough scope. I see no problems mounting on a rifle.

May want to actually see one in person & make certain that you get the sight picture/eye relief you want at your described distance.