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Long eye relief scope- 91/30

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Topic: Long eye relief scope- 91/30
Posted By: ATOMICUS
Subject: Long eye relief scope- 91/30
Date Posted: March/09/2010 at 12:48
I have a 1926 Mosin Nagant that shoots (almost) like a dream. It's accurate, but I need a brass tap to adjust the windage.

To avoid having to carve up my beautiful old gun, I've been thinking about getting a long eye relief scope to fit onto the rear sight.

I'll be completely honest. I don't know a whole lot about scopes, so I'm here to get some suggestions. I know to stay away from NcStar products, and I need something that can handle relatively heavy recoil. My price range is about $150.

I don't need to split hairs, just a long eye relief scope that isn't going to fall apart under duress.

Thanks!



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Posted By: Alan Robertson
Date Posted: March/09/2010 at 16:10
I did the same thing on a Mauser and used a 2x Leupold handgun scope and a Buehler one- piece base which was a drop-in fit inside the Mauser's rear sight frame... beautiful. Fast target acquisition and sleek profile.

That scope never failed or changed zero and fired maybe a thousand 7.65 Arg rounds, 150 gr around 2900 fps w/Norma 201. That's about the same power class as your Moisin Nagant.
You could Use a Leupold FX-II to achieve the same result.
You won't break a Leupold FX-II with that rifle.

I apologize- wrote all that and didn't notice your price range- I'll leave it up in case someone else is interested.
Any major brand EER/Scout/Handgun scope would likely suffice. Stay away from the Chinese stuff.
Maybe this one: http://swfa.com/Nikon-2x20-Encore-EER-Handgun-Scope-P45672.aspx - http://swfa.com/Nikon-2x20-Encore-EER-Handgun-Scope-P45672.aspx


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Posted By: koshkin
Date Posted: March/09/2010 at 16:12
Any 2x pistol scope will work fine in a scout configuration on 91/30.  I would probably loook at Swift 2x20.

The best scout mounts for Mosin rifles are made by Darrel (if you do not have on yet).

ILya



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Posted By: ATOMICUS
Date Posted: March/09/2010 at 16:28
How about Leapers? I've heard mixed reviews. 


Posted By: koshkin
Date Posted: March/09/2010 at 16:37
Originally posted by ATOMICUS ATOMICUS wrote:

How about Leapers? I've heard mixed reviews. 

Same crap as BSA/NcStar/Barska, etc

ILya


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Posted By: Alan Robertson
Date Posted: March/09/2010 at 16:57
Something Weaver near your price...
http://swfa.com/Weaver-Handgun-Scopes-C257.aspx - http://swfa.com/Weaver-Handgun-Scopes-C257.aspx
or maybe this:
http://swfa.com/Bushnell-2-6x32-Elite-3200-Handgun-Scope-P276.aspx - http://swfa.com/Bushnell-2-6x32-Elite-3200-Handgun-Scope-P276.aspx

Those Weavers look good.





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Posted By: koshkin
Date Posted: March/09/2010 at 17:54
Elite 3200 handgun scopes has too much eye relief for using as a scout on 91/30.  It becomes a bit uncomfortable.

Weaver handgun scopes will work better, especially the 2x28 model.

ILya 


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Posted By: JerseySlayer
Date Posted: March/10/2010 at 07:55
Bushnell makes a Banner model 3-9x40 with 6" of relief...
Around 70 bucks


Posted By: compostellas
Date Posted: June/11/2012 at 17:48
Anyone have experience with the "Swift 2-6x32 Premier Pistol Scope" on a scout setup?



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