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So I went shooting with my wife and an old buddy, to try out his 7mm Rem Mag. My friend  has some battle wounds from years ago that never quite healed right (he survived being shot 3 times and has a titanium plate in his arm) so his ability to do some things like holding the rifle with the right amount of effort doesn't always pan out. To the point, on his first shot, the scope (which on him has about 3" of eye relief) came zipping back into his head right between the eyes. Well, I'm not sure how much blood he lost, but I'd guess it was close to a pint before we could jury rig a "Rambo" bandana made from what used to be one of his favorite shirts. I'll refrain from jokes about the scope drawing first blood. Hippie

Anyway, we were all pretty happy he, and not my wife got to learn the magical lessons of eye relief. There's not much we can do about the way he holds that rifle - it's a miracle he can hold anything at all - but we can find him a scope with obscene amounts of eye relief. From what we figured out with a tape measure, it's looking like he needs 5" or more. The way he stock crawls for now, I don't feel comfortable with 4". He likes having a power of x4 and wants to be able to go out to at least x10 or more, but he's on a budget. I showed him a $180 scope and he was pretty optimistic, but the $1800 Leupold he saw next was outside the realm of possibility. I'm just going to guess "under $540" for that parameter.

I'm looking for better advice than putting a little 22mm pistol scope on his rifle, if you know what I mean.
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When I was looking for a lot of eye relief for my 375 Ruger, the best one I could find was the 1.25x8x32 Bushnell Elite 6500 which has 6"
 
 
It is a good scope and maybe you can find one on the sample list for less dollars
 
But with any scope over 4" eye relief it is possible probable that you would have to mount it on a picatinny rail so that you could get it forward enough on the rifle to get a sight picture
 
 
Takes all the worry out of the scope coming back


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Well the first thing that comes to mind is an Aimpoint 9000L  eye relief can be what ever you want they are often mounted way forward.  Next thing that comes to mind is that several of the Nikon scopes have longer than average eye relief.  The 6x Leupolds have almost four and a half inches.
Leupold 6x42 FX-3 Riflescope Long Range Duplex Leupold 6x42 FX-3 Riflescope
Stock # - LEU66820
  • Matte
  • Long Range Duplex
  • 1"
  • Xtended Twilight Lens System
  • Eye Relief (in):4.43
$429.95 
Leupold 6x42 FX-3 Competition Hunter Riflescope Target Dot Leupold 6x42 FX-3 Competition Hunter Riflescope
Stock # - LEU66825
  • Matte
  • Target Dot
  • 1"
  • Adjustable Objective
  • Xtended Twilight Lens System
  • Eye Relief (in):4.43
$469.95 
Nikon 3-9x40 Inline XR Muzzleloader Riflescope Nikon 3-9x40 Inline XR Muzzleloader Riflescope
Stock # - NIK6792
  • Matte
  • BDC 300
  • 1"

Eye Relief (in):5 inches

$199.95 
Aimpoint 9000L 30mm Red Dot Sight 2 MOA Dot Aimpoint 9000L 30mm Red Dot Sight
Stock # - AIM11419
  • Matte
  • 2 MOA Dot
  • 30mm
  • Free Aimpoint Bikini Lens Cover w/ Purchase
$419.00 
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DISCLAIMER---I am in no way an expert on riflescopes, so please forgive me if i come off as an idiot or give stupid advice.
All i can say is i have been feverishly looking over the web for a new scope for myself as i sit in my work rig on my PC between jobs etc.
 
I saw the other day this LEUPOLD VX-R SCOUT SCOPE 1.5-5x33 that has 8-6.75 INCHES OF EYE RELIEF!!!!!!!!!
 
I dont know how to do the post thing but here is the SWFA stock
Stock # - LEU0154X33
 
I have been considering a VX-R for myself and looked thru one the other day and the optics are pretty good. Not as good as the conquest i compared it to but pretty darn good all the same.
The dot is sweet and might help him even further if he has stability troubles.
 
Maybe that might help i hope.
 
Dave
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