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I have an older friend of mine who has been hunting for prob. close to 50 years.  Recent health issues unable him to focus with his right eye looking through the scope.  He can however focus if both eyes are open and he is learning to shoot coyotes using his left eye.(don't know how,think he might be planning to put higher rings on his rifles to be able to use his left eye easier)  Just wondering if there is a brand of scope that would allow him to shoot easier with both eyes open or is he condemned to relearn using his left eye.
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 He may have some success with a low-magnification. (1x to perhaps 4X?)  red-dot sight of some sort. He will probably be applying the so-called Bindon Aiming Concept (BAC) in some fashion, seeing the target with his left eye and the dot with his right, and letting the brain work on putting them together. While this can be done with almost any scope, an illuminated dot is easier for most people to pick up with the non-dominant eye than a plain reticle, etc.
 About all he can do is try it out and see if it works for him.
Trijicon is big about promoting the BAC idea when hawking their (very nice) scopes, but they sure don't have a monopoly on the BAC concept. It can be used by anyone with virtually any scope, given an understanding of the underlying principle and some practice.
 If that doesn't work, I'd suggest having a gunsmith custom build a severely offset mount that would allow him to shoulder the rifle normally in his right shoulder, but aim with his left eye. A custom stock with extreme cast-off to the right may be in order as well.
 Just a few suggestions to consider...
 
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Might want to try shooting left handed.
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this may sound dumb, but why not use a scout scope with the generous eye relief they are made to have?
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What is a scout scope Pyro, never  heard of that
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Don't know who's this is, but I found it.  This is how a "scout scope" works:  http://www.opticstalk.com/uploads/430/sav_scout_708.jpg

Now I just hope the link works...
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I guess you'll have to copy/paste the link.  Anyway, it's from this website so you should be able to access it. 

Oh, and scout scopes just have a lot more eye relief so you can mount them further forward.  I've never understood why anyone would want to do that, but I'm sure these guys will provide more info.
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He needs a long eye relief scope with low power. I aim with both eyes  with all my scopes. I use a Leupold Ultralight 2.5x20, a Nikon Omega 1.65-5x38, and a Zeiss Conquest 1.5-8x32. All of these have 4" or 5" of eye relief. The shortest eye relief, Conquest, allows me to aim with both eyes open up to the power of about 5X. Same with Nikon Omega, 5" of eye relief and both eyes open at 5x.
 
The Leupold 2.5x20 may not be a coyote shooting scope, but it is sharp and bright and allows for very very fast aiming. With it, I have no problem aiming quickly with at 100 yards and hitting the clays. 
 
The Nikon Omega Nikon Omega 1.65-5x38 is the best of the Omega line. They have 5" of eye relief and wide field of view. Very comfortable aiming, with nice "eye box". Not quite as sharp as the Conquest, but very close. Very sturdy scope, with excellent adjustments. Very bright at dark. I will probably mount one on a 30-06 as well.


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Originally posted by jason miller jason miller wrote:

 
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... scout scopes just have a lot more eye relief so you can mount them further forward.  I've never understood why anyone would want to do that, but I'm sure these guys will provide more info.
 Col. Jeff Cooper was a big proponent of the scout system, especially for some military/tactical work, although he liked it for hunting as well.
 By mounting the scope forward of the action, it allows completely unrestricted clearance to work the bolt, and to access the top of the receiver for recharging the box magazine using stripper clips in Mausers, or en-bloc  clips such as are employed in the Garand rifle.
 It also balances the rifle forward for faster handling, which may or may not work out depending on the rifle/scope combo.
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