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dickpalmer 07-27-2012 11:54 PM

More forgiving eye relief
 
I currently have a Leupold Vari XIII tactical 4.5-14X40 mounted on an AR10. The eye relief is really tight. Once you get your cheek rest, you still have to move in or out just slightly to see. I'm looking for opinions on scopes with more eye relief for faster target aquisition. Thanks for any suggestions.

mountainman13 07-28-2012 12:16 AM

Any suggestions?

dickpalmer 07-28-2012 01:46 AM

On other optics which have more eye relief. The Leupolds have very little. They are more precision less quick aquisition,

Model70 07-28-2012 02:17 AM

Leupold usually has more generous eye relief. :confused:

Check out the Vortex Viper HS series.

dickpalmer 07-28-2012 03:13 AM

I'd really like to find one with similar eye relief as my acogs. Super easy and quick.

Txhillbilly 07-28-2012 04:53 AM

Sightron SII Big Sky/SIII scopes and the Weaver Super Slam/Classic Extreme scopes have great eye relief. They also have great glass/clarity,hold zero,tracking,etc.

Most scopes will have smaller eye relief when you turn up the magnification,so if your comparing them to an ACOG,that might be hard to compare.

jjfuller1 07-28-2012 01:12 PM

yoru scopes eye relief taken from the website.... low 4.4 in. high 3.7. this is really good and will be hard to find others that compare. nikon pro staff is 3.6 in, bushnell elite is 3.9in. still less than your current.

treehugger49 07-28-2012 01:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dickpalmer (Post 884342)
I currently have a Leupold Vari XIII tactical 4.5-14X40 mounted on an AR10. The eye relief is really tight. Once you get your cheek rest, you still have to move in or out just slightly to see. I'm looking for opinions on scopes with more eye relief for faster target aquisition. Thanks for any suggestions.

Since you're concerned about faster target acquisition, I'd assume your scope will be set at the lowest magnification setting, i.e. 4.5X. Mount your scope in the position that gives the proper eye relief at that setting, and make any adjustment for the higher magnifications with your cheek weld, if necessary. If you are mounting the rifle the same every time, I would think you could find that sweet spot for the 4.5X every time.

dickpalmer 07-28-2012 05:28 PM

The civilian world needs to go digital.

MrWray 08-01-2012 11:50 PM

Check out the Pentax lightseeker


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