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i own a Weatherby Mark V in .308. this is my standard hunting rifle for Australian deer species like fallow, red deer etc.

i have recently purchased a vx-3L 3-10 x 50 and have been trying to mount this scope but when set it to 10x and mount it as far back as possible i am still unable to get rid of the perimeter shadow!

this is incredibly annoying and has me baffled because i have had a standard vx3 mounted on it for years with no issues, and that scope has the same eye relief (3.7).

the only thing i changed from the old Leupold was i put some lower mounts on it. do lower mounts effect eye relief?

Any comments, thoughts and help would be greatly appreciated.

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No, mounting height does not affect eye relief.

How much closer to the eye would the scope have to be to get rid of the shadow?

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The ER is variable (on those Leupold's) so as you change magnification it could be a contributing factor. How about pulling the Leupy mounts and utilizing a Picatinny rail / rings? Then you could tweak the fore / aft position of the scope. Just a thought.
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@ koshkin

I probably need about another half inch to have full clarity .

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Would I still be able to keep it as low as the leupy low mounts? Any higher and it would destroy the purpose of having a vxL.

What about offset mount??
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Offset mounts would solve the problem if you only need 1/2 inch. What type of mounts are you currently using?
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Currently have STD low leupy mounts.
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Originally posted by alfred5424 alfred5424 wrote:

@ koshkin

I probably need about another half inch to have full clarity .

@bugsnbows

Would I still be able to keep it as low as the leupy low mounts? Any higher and it would destroy the purpose of having a vxL.

What about offset mount??


I'm not sure but my guess is no. Another possibility is the DNZ Game Reaper mounts.
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