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I just ordered a new Henry Lever action rifle chambered in .22 LR. Here is a link to the gun I have ordered:  http://www.henryrepeating.com/h001t_leveroctagon.cfm  which will be here in a day or so. The receiver is grooved for a scope to be mounted and I am planning on purchasing a 3 x 9 x 40 mm scope to put on this rifle. My primary purpose for this rifle is to use it for small game (squirrell) hunting and just general plinking around.
 
Here's my question... Do I need to purchase a scope with an extra long eye relief so that I can be sure of being able to get the scope set to my eye correctly when I shoulder the rifle or will just a scope with the standard eye relief work fine? I have never owned a lever action rifle before and I just don't know what to do on matching a scope to the rifle style.
 
I am looking at the Bushnell Banner Dusk & Dawn series in the 3 x 9 x 40 mm and it can be purchased with a 3.3", 4" or 6" eye relief. Which one (eye relief) will I need to purchase for this style rifle?
 
Thanks for all of your expert help!
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Get the short eye relief.
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