View Full Version : what is the distance from the eye to the scope when mounting?

October 16, 2012, 06:52 AM
I decided to go with the Bushnell Trophy TRS-25 1xRed Dot Sight Riflescope.
I know I had feedback on buying a better one, but for the price, good reviews,
and since I will only be using it maybe two or three time a year, I think it will do OK.

Since I'm new to red dot scopes, what is the distance from the eye to the scope when mounting? I have a mini 14


Thank You for all your help on the red dots,


October 16, 2012, 07:05 AM
Generally, red dot scopes are not critical for eye relief.

Put it on the rifle and mount the rifle to your shoulder. If you are just using the red dot, it should be fine.

If you plan on using a magnifier at some point, you will have to mount the red dot forward enough to be able to get the magnifier on the gun.

Some AR rigs have a red dot, a magnifier and back up iron sights. You have to make sure everything will work when you do that.

It should not be a problem with your application.


October 17, 2012, 09:33 AM
Lot of AR shooters well co-witness the RD with irons, so the RD is near the front of the upper.

This is a PA micro dot on a AMD raiser mount for a true co-witness.