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I recently aquired a 4-20x50 SF and a 3-15x42.  Initially looking through the scopes I am torn, they are clear and bright actually optically they are really good, but they seem to have a smaller FOV than most other scopes I own with the exception of two Nitrex TR2 scopes that I own, they seem very similar in the FOV.  Anyone else experienced this?
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What other scopes that have a larger FOV are you talking about?
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When I look through the bushnell elites (3-9x40), Vortex Vipers (2-7/6.5-20x44) and the SWFA SS (5-20), they seem to have a bigger FOV or "picture", not sure if this is an illusion or what, but it also makes me consider sending them back.  I am not sure if FOV is the right word or not, but thats what it feels like, if I take all the scopes I have and set them at the same power, the Nitrex and the Minox feel like I am looking at a smaller view or picture, when I look at the rest they seem bigger or more open, almost like the zoom is off by a bit or the FOV is limited.
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If you go the the SWFA website there are FOV specs on those scopes you list.
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I have a 4-20x50 & I do not have that problem.Give Minox a call they arer very helpful!
 
Are you sure you have the correct height on your rings.FYI after you mount the scope bring the rifle up to your shooting shoulder with your eyes closed.When the rifle is at the spot you use on the shoulder open your eye,the scope reticle should be exactly aligned with the eye.Try this it may help you get the correct sight picture.
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The scopes are not mounted, I just set the SS 5-20 and the Minox 4-20 on the table outside and looked at a spot on the fence out back, the FOV was about the same, but the best way I can describe it is like this, after getting behind each scope and looking through them, the minox just looked smaller, getting behind the SS it was like standing in front of a big screen tv in comparison to the minox view.  It's very difficult to explain, just looking to see if anyone else has experienced this, both the 3-15 and the 4-20 are the same.
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I have the same Minox, and an SS 20X. I know exactly what you're talking about, and have heard the same thing about the Minox; it has something to do with that scope's long eye relief. Another owner referred to it as "eyebox" he couldn't handle and sent his back. Me, I can live with it, as it's not nearly as annoying as the "tunnel vision" of, say, a higher-X Nikon Buckmaster; or the near-zero eye relief of my 5-20X Monarch I had out tonight (that one's definitely gonna go.) The Minox will stay on my best rifle, as its positives far outweigh the negatives. I would recommend mounting them far enough forward due to the long eye relief, and that might add to the sensation of distance (mine did have some halo around the edges until I moved it forward.) And, yes, some scopes - especially the SS's - seem to be more "in your face" and spacious than others that physically measure out to the same f.o.v. (e.g.: young varmints look large as adults through my SS). I attribute that to side-focus design vs. rear or AO, and maybe first-focal plane vs. second, but that's only a hypothesis. 
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