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I have an old Mossberg 22 mag. Because of the limited adjustment available on the front ring (the groove on the receiver is very short), I am having trouble finding a scope that allows me the proper eye relief/cheek weld. I need a scope with more than 6 inches of distance between the front of the eye piece and the front of the top turret. Please keep your suggestions at the 40mm or smaller range and yes, I do know I could fix the problem with offset rings, but would rather not go that route. Thank You.
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 WELCOME to OT.
 
 Could be a tall order.  I just measured my El Paso Weaver 2.5x20mm at 5". 
 
 
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2-Plex Leatherwood 2-7x32 Long Eye Relief Scout Scope
Stock # - LER27X32
  • Matte
  • 2-Plex
  • 1"
$129.95


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 I don't know Dan,specs show the OAL of the tube at just over 4.5".
 


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Not sure that I am tracking what you are asking.  Would this work?
Leupold 3x20 FX-II Riflescope Leupold 3x20 FX-II Riflescope
Stock # - LEU000320
  • Matte
  • Duplex
  • 1"
  • Multi-Coat 4 Lens System
$344.95 
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  A pic would help but will he ever return?
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I will take a photo this evening. The gun is a Mossberg 640KD "Chuckster" which is notorious for being hard to fit for a scope. The groove on the top of the receiver where the rear scope base attaches if very short. I have a standard Leupold VXII 3-9x40 mounted on it now. The problem is I cannot slide the scope far enough back toward the butt of the gun because the rear ring hits the adjusting turrets of the scope. My current scope measures 5 3/4 from the front of the eyepiece to the front of the top turret. That's why I am looking for a "longer" scope. I have seen some old Weavers on ebay, but figured with all the scopes mounted on all the guns on this forum, someone would have a solution. Thanks.
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If the scope works for you I am thinking different rings that move the scope back. But I am not familiar with this rifle and how it mounts.

Sorry missed that you did not want to do that.


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some of the low power black powder  type scopes have very long eye relief in the 5"+ range

the sightron 1x has about 5.7" IIRC
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My thoughts on this is that there are a couple of different ways to address this issue.  Note none of which is as cost effective as simply buying a new Savage or Marlin 22.  But here it is - Best choice would be to take it to a gun smith and have it drilled and tapped and a piece of picatinny rail installed  from there I would probably go to an Aimpoint 9000L or a scout type scope with long eye relief. You dont buy much flexibility doing that but some hopefully enough.   Alternatively one could use a long eye relief type scope and double up the rings having both rings on the same side of the turrets and while it looks a bit unusual it has become common practice with some military optics like the Aimpoint to use only one ring that is wider than normal.  Example below:  (note doing the same thing by using both rings next to each other does essentially the same thing.)
Aimpoint X Wide 30mm Ring Aimpoint X Wide 30mm Ring
Stock # - AIM12243
  • Matte
  • Picatinny style ring, w/ thumb screw and slot
  • Does not fit the 2x
$73.00 


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Kinda thought it was a Chuckster.  Never looked at one up close and personal though.  Might want to look into the scout scopes. With 8.7 to 13.2" of e/r that scope Dan suggested should do it.
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I have not seen any new scopes with very long rear sections of the tube.  In the past, there were Burris Signature and Pentax Lightseeker models that would have worked well for you.  I recall have a Lightseeker 2-8x32 that would have been perfect.

However those scopes have been out of production for some time.

The easiest option would be to simply mount a red dot over the action and be done with it.

However, if you want magnification, your options are a little limited.  Either extended rear ring or two rings in front of the turret would be easiest, but it sounds like the aesthetics of that are not to your liking.

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 Could be a tall order.  I just measured my El Paso Weaver 2.5x20mm at 5".
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I also have a K2.5 from that era and it looks like it would fit, as the rifle is also from that period and Weaver, at that time, was the bees knees.

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My Burris Signature 3-9x40 Electro- Dot.
 
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Thanks for all the ideas and suggestions. It looks like the search for a good, long eye relief scope will commence. I was hoping to find an older scope to match my older gun, but that is life. Thanks again guys. Great info on this site.
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