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I see some of the New Short Mag and Compact scopes have like 3.75-5" of Eye Relief. Someone somewhere mentioned thats 3.75- 5" on all powers, WOW! I'd like to see that, then my short Mag 7mm wouldn't knock me on the brow, it's mounted with a 3-9 3200. Thanks, IB

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The 3.75 will be at the highest magnification. The 5" will be at the lowest magnification.
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Originally posted by Brady Brady wrote:

The 3.75 will be at the highest magnification. The 5" will be at the lowest magnification.


Brady, You want to look through/measure one of them Burris Compacts/Short Mags, and report back to me.?
 I've heard a very different story.  IB
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Went and looked through one of the 2-7's. On 2x it varies from 3.75 to 5". That would be great if that were the case on the higher powers. On the higher powers your right around 4" then it drops below 4" on 7x. You definitely don't get 5" of eye relief on all powers. You will only get the maximum eye relief at the lowest power.
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Brady, When you were on 7x, did you get a full field of view when you moved your head past the 4" mark? Or, Did you start getting the tunnel effect? IB 
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From what I read elsewhere, the Burris Short Mags have the 5" on their highest power, and still gives you a full FOV.

Just got off the phone with Gander Mtn., they've got a 4x-12x Compact W/Ball plex, I'm going down there now and taking a ruler with, hopefully the salesman will help me measure, BBIAB. IB
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The maximum eye relief I was able to obtain on 7x while also maintaining a perfect sight picture was just under 4". Yes tunnel effect was apparent when I went past 4". That is why I said the maximum was 4".
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OK, Got back from Gander. Held the Burris 4-12 Compact in a scope holder, had the guy helping me measure 5" on the lowest power, held my cheekweld firmly and cranked up the power to 12x, I did not have to move my cheek a mm to see a perfect full FOV, tried it several times to make sure, even had the salesman verfy, and I held the ruler, same result. I was so impressed, I bought the scope on the spot. Result: Burris Compacts have 5" ER whether on 4x, or 12X. Thanks for being a sport, you need to measure again. IB
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Quote Thanks for being a sport, you need to measure again. IB

 

I helped Brady do the measuring this morning with a ruler, and the measurements he gave the first time were correct.  We measured the new short mag 2-7, and you measured the Mini/Compact 4-12, not the same scope. 

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Originally posted by David David wrote:

Quote Thanks for being a sport, you need to measure again. IB

 

I helped Brady do the measuring this morning with a ruler, and the measurements he gave the first time were correct.  We measured the new short mag 2-7, and you measured the Mini/Compact 4-12, not the same scope. 



Don't all the Short Mag/Compact scopes have the same eye relief specs, 3.75-5"? Burris catalog handy? Thanks, IB
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I may have been measuring wrong, I've been using my eyeball, when I should be using my supraorbital ridge(brow), this does make a difference, sorry. IB

P.S. Maybe they should call it, Brow relief.
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How you were able to maintain a perfect sight picture through all powers with 5" of eye relief I will never know. Just to ease my curiosity I went ahead and measured the 4-12 as well. No surprise it had the same results as the 2-7. This time I took the same approach you did. I put the scope on the lowest power (4). I then got proper eye relief which was 5". Yes I had a perfect sight picture and no there was no tunnel affect. I then had David increase the power and as he did I noticed my sight picture start to dwindle away. There was obvious tunnel vision as the power increased.  maybe you have some super scope I dunno. I will continue to say that these scopes do not maintain 5" of eye relief through all powers as I proved they do not.
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OK,  You guys were right, did a halfass measure and found 4x does have abit more optimal ER than on 12x, SORRY, IB
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Originally posted by Interbond_guy Interbond_guy wrote:

OK,  You guys were right, did a halfass measure and found 4x does have abit more optimal ER than on 12x, SORRY, IB


But I'd like to add, I still have 5" (usable) ER on 12 power, but it gets very critical, you must keep a steady head.  Found that OPTIMAL ER on 12x was 4.5", optimal meaning noncritical eye relief, and full FOV. Measuring done by the wife. IB
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