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Extended eye relief scope?

Discussion in 'Hunting, Fishing & Camping' started by bassman-dan, Jan 10, 2007.

  1. bassman-dan

    bassman-dan NRA Lifer

    Jan 29, 2004
    Quagmire, Louisiana
    I have recently gotten a bad case of the "hots" for the new Ruger Frontier rifle. See link:

    It would seem to be a pretty good choice for much of the hunting I do but I'm vexed about scope choices.
    In order to mount the scope in front of the action, over the barrel, I would need an extended eye relief model and am having trouble locating one other than those for handguns. Handgun scopes are too limited in "field of view" to be suitable for this rifle.
    Anybody have suggestions?
  2. DJ Niner

    DJ Niner Moderator

    Feb 13, 2001
    North-Central USA

  3. Don't worry too much about the field of view.

    The whole idea behind the scout scope is to use a low powered scope and keep both eyes open.

    With both eyes open and the low power the field of view is is not an issue, the cross hairs kind of float out in front of you like a red dot sight does.
  4. Bitmap

    Bitmap Millennium Member

    Mar 15, 1999
    The field of view is not a problem. Keep both eyes open.

    The Leupold and Burris models are excellent.

    As for pistol scopes, check the eye relief of some pistol scopes, especially 2x to 4x fixed ones or low power variables, and compare the numbers to the Burris and Leupold scout scopes. Remember that when most scope manufacturers list the eye relief on a variable they show the minimum on high power to the max on low power to make the range look bigger.
  5. bassman-dan

    bassman-dan NRA Lifer

    Jan 29, 2004
    Quagmire, Louisiana
    Thanks for the suggestions & info.
    I was searching under "extended eye relief" and should have been looking for "scout".
    The Leupold looks pretty good.