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Looking for a low power variable with non-critical eye relief.  Will be using the same scope (will purchase one for each firearm) on muzzleloaders, shotgun, 22 rifle, and bolt action rifles for eastern US hunting (Turkey, October and December M/L Season, November Deer Season, Squirrel).
 
With a variety of firearms, length of pull, and a great variety of clothing thickness across seasons, I want something that has a wide eye relief range in the 3-5 inch range (3" (for the Marlin 22 in T-shirt squirrel weather) to near 5" for the bolt action in full winter garb.
 
 


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So you want a scope with variable eye relief?  All Leupold scope with exception of the fixed powers have variable eye relief.  But it changes as you change the magnification range, so that might not be what you are after. 

I don't know of any scope unless you go with a pistol or scout type scope that offer what you are asking for.  But maybe I am in the dark on this concept.
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I had all my stuff out last weekend, and with the exception of the scout rifle, I generally found that over the years, with changes in my personal, ahem, shape, was having to creep up the stock to get full field of view.
 
Maybe I just need more eye relief and/or a diet LOL.
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For the mst flexible eye relief, you are probably better off loking at fixed power scope.

With the variables, Leupold's 1.5-5x20 might fit the bill.

Another good scope with a lot of versatility is Vortex Viper 2-7x32.

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Interesting, I am not at all familiar with the Vortex scope; I also see their Crossfire models have longer eye relief.
 
While digging, I came across the Nikon Omega and Slughunter, that boast 5" eye relief for all magnifications.  Are these Monarch quality, or closer to Prostaff?
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not as good as monarch but better than pro staff
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Take a look at the Bushnell 6500 1.25-8 as well. 6 inches of eye relief.
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Originally posted by Palehorse Palehorse wrote:

I generally found that over the years, with changes in my personal, ahem, shape, was having to creep up the stock to get full field of view.
 
How about just sliding the scopes back some in the existing rings?  Sounds a tad more economical than buying all new scopes.  I will grant you that it won't be near as much fun though
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