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 WHY DOES MOST OF THE SCOPES HAVE A  3 INCH TO 4 INCH EYE RELEIF?  I HAVE A RIFLE WITH A VERY SHORT STOCK AND WANT TO INSTALL A SCOPE BUT MOST OF THE SCOPES  I HAVE LOOKED AT HAVE SOMEWHERE BETWEEN 3-4 INCH EYE RELEIF. THE RIFLE HAS A SLIGHTLY MODERATE RECOIL AND A SHORT STOCK SO MY CHEEK DOESN'T REST PROPERLY WITH THIS MUCH EYE RELEIF. DO THEY MAKE SCOPES WITH 1-2 INCH EYE RELEIF? IF SO, WHICH MAKERS?? BECAUSE THE RIFLE IS AN AUTO IT WOULD BE HARD TO MOVE THE SCOPE FORWARD AND MAINTAIN 3-4 INCH EYE RELEIF. WHAT CAN BE DONE.

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A 1"-2" eye relief is asking for a bloody and black eye.

 

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What kind of a rifle/cartridge is it?

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Hey ranburr I know what you are talking about but the rifle is an M1 Carbine, not much recoil at all.

 

Koshkin, it's a 30 cal carbine, do they make scopes with less eye relief or is there something that I can add to the stock to get the right amount of eye relief?? Thanks for any info.BOB

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There are some scopes with pretty short eye relief, like IOR 4x24.  Some of the ones that I've seen have an eye relief of 2-2.25 inches.  I am not sure though how much money youwant to spend on a scope.

I do not own an M1 carbine, so I am not sure what the scope mount looks like, but if it is some sort of a weaver rail, you can try to use extension rings.  Another option is to get something along the lines of a Bushnell holosight which works at any eye relief.

As for increasing the length of pull, there are a number of slip-on recoil pads out there which can increase it by an inch or so.

Yet another option (and something that would make a lot of sense to me) is to get a forward, scout type mount.  A company called ultimak makes a pretty nice one (From what I hear) and use a scout scope from Burris or Leupold or a red dot sight of some sort.

Also, Trijicon Compact ACOG has pretty short eye relief in some models: 2x20 has eye relief of 2.1",1.5x16 of 2.4", 3x24 of 1.4".  Compact ACOGs are pretty pricy though, and would look out of place on an M1 carbine.

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Do you have a black eye yet? What about an Eotech or Aimpoint with unlimited eye relief?

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Originally posted by Brady Brady wrote:

Do you have a black eye yet? What about an Eotech or Aimpoint with unlimited eye relief?

 

No I don't have a black eye yet?  I decided to go with extended ring mounts for the weaver rail. Now, I have another problem. The ring extension on the front gave me the eye relief needed but the lower part of the ring mount sticks out over the ejection port and every so often the shell casing gets caught in the bolt going foward. I will figure it out since it has been cold and rainy, I have time to decide what I am going to do. Probably take a video of the shell being ejected and slow it down to see exactly where it is hitting, then take care of it that way. Also been thinking of going to a red dot. Thanks for the warning of a black eye, been there, done that, even got the shirt. hahaha.

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