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Excuse me for what may be a mundane question, but what is the difference between a regular scope and a scout scope.  Is it the amount of eye relief?

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{retty much, yes.  Scout scope is typically a long eye relief scope (between regular scope and pistol scopes) of low magnifcation that allows very fast target acquisition.

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They are generally mounted on a rifle like this:

The concept was popularized by the late Jeff Cooper.

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Thanks to both of you.  I was surprised that there are so few scout scopes on the market.  I couldn't find one post here in OT referring to scout, of course, I may have missed something.

However, in looking at scout scopes, they appear to have about 2.5X power with high twenties lens, affording 9 inches or so eye relief. 

Mark

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