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First post on OT... I am looking hard at a Burris Fullfield TAC30 in 3-9x40. The nominal eye relief is 3.1" to 3.8", which is less than my other scopes. If you have a FF TAC30 in 3-9x40, can you tell me how comfortable the eye relief was on a rifle with a caliber such as 30-06 or slightly more painful?
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3.1" on a .30-06 is getting close... it all depends on the load/rifle's recoil and your shooting position,
as some shooting positions will also get you closer to the scope.
Several members of the forum have Elite 4200s (3.3" eye relief) mounted on magnums and haven't reported a problem. YMMV.

Remington mounted a cheap scope a few years back on a "Big- Mart" special pkg and that scope had  less than 3" eye relief at 9x power. Crawling the stock on a .30-06 would bite you, even with a light load... I witnessed someone try to give themselves a new eyebrow with one of those rigs.
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Not the same scope, but same "issues"..

I have a Zeiss Conquest 4x32 rated at 3.5 inch eye relief mounted on my .458 Lott... quite a bit more "KICK" than 30-06.  No problems.  Before that, I had a Pentax Gameseeker 4x, which is now on my .458 WinMag, mounted on the Lott...estimated ER of 3.3 inches... NO PROBLEMS.  Anything in the 3 inch range on a 30-06 should be MORE than adequate...  IF you want the scope, eye relief should not be a determining factor on that rifle...
I've actually had the Conquest on my .50BMG.. NO PROBLEMS...
Make sure you hold your rifle properly and the eye relief should be AOK...
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 Specs that came with my Conquest 4x32 says 4" e/r,Dan.
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If you shoot or hunt long enough, sooner or later you'll probably get tagged.  I haven't been cut yet, but I been "touched" more than a few times.
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so true:-) I have been tagged enough to my taste... 
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I have been taged and it was due to bad position rather than eye relief.
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I am pulling the trigger on the TAC30:-) I'll report conclusions...
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Originally posted by 300S&W 300S&W wrote:

 
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And a pic of your mug to! Ouch

Before and after....

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I can see you guys want some cheap entertainment:-) Here goes...




I actually talked to Burris TS to get more info on the eye relief - it turns out that (at least according to them), 3.1" to 3.8"is not how the eye relief changes as you adjust magnification, but the minimum distance interval where eye relief is not critical for all magnifications... Which means that the eye relief would be up to 3.8." 

I hope this is true - or I could really end up looking like this pic... In more handsome of course.


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Rats - the pic did not show.  It was previewing right though. No idea what I did wrong:(

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Originally posted by WestOfPecos WestOfPecos wrote:

I can see you guys want some cheap entertainment:-) Here goes...




I actually talked to Burris TS to get more info on the eye relief - it turns out that (at least according to them), 3.1" to 3.8"is not how the eye relief changes as you adjust magnification, but the minimum distance interval where eye relief is not critical for all magnifications... Which means that the eye relief would be up to 3.8." 

I hope this is true - or I could really end up looking like this pic... In more handsome of course.


That makes sense- Burris scopes are known to have a great big eyebox;  hadn't ever seen their eyebox expressed in numbers before, though.
It seems all scopes are a tube- full of design trade- offs. As they optimize one parameter, they have to compromise somewhere else.  Maybe one of the experts around here could shed a little light...

Eye relief doesn't mean a thing when somebody scrunches up too close to the scope.
That "Remington" scope mentioned upthread had less than 3" eye relief at 9x and three of us shot that rifle and only one of us got bit when he crawled up on it.
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Oh, no wonder:-) Well, no visual wit until then Wink
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Originally posted by lucytuma lucytuma wrote:

If you shoot or hunt long enough, sooner or later you'll probably get tagged.  I haven't been cut yet, but I been "touched" more than a few times.

That's so true and the reason that I'm kind of a convert to longer eye relief;
sure would hate to break a fine scope bangin' it on my hard head.
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