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I just bought my 6 year old grandson a Knight LK-II muzzleloader since it has a short 22" barrel and I'll try to trim the stock to shorten the length of pull. I'd like to put a 2-7 something or even a fixed 4 power with the largest FoV for a young hunter. Anyone know of something like that off hand? Thanks.  
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  The widest FOV can mean the shortest eye relief.  Sticking to a lower power scope (2.5 fixed or a low power variable set at it's lowest X 1.5 -2) can help.
  This is just a suggestion. When I started my 5-6yr old grandson shooting his youth model .22 I saw he was having a problem using a scope so I mounted a red dot sight I had.  Bingo. In a short time he was hitting the tacks that held the target.  Might want to think about one. 
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Swarovoski Z6 1-6X24 127.5 ft at 100 Yards. It will still mantain 3.7" eye relief. With the extended version the FOV drops to 100 ft but extends eye relief out to 4.7". The last scope he will ever need.

The Vortex Diamondback 2-7X35 may be more of what you are looking for It has a 64' FOV.


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Originally posted by 3_tens 3_tens wrote:

The last scope he will ever need.


That's no joke there! Which is a good thing since after buying it, the average hunter won't be able to afford to buy another scope! Ha!

The Z6 is an outstanding scope by any measure.

For a less expensive option, as previously mentioned, a good red dot reflex sight is a good choice for a muzzleloader. You might also consider the Leupold VX-3 1.75-6X32, which is also light and compact. For that matter, most low powered variables will have at least decent FOV.
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My VX-III in that configuration had a very short eye relief at 6X.  Has that changed with the VX-3?
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Good point, Earl. I think eye relief is the same on that scope as the VX-III version, but I'm not certain of that. It's around 3.5" at 6X, which though certainly not what I'd consider "long," isn't what I'd consider "short" either. I have one of the first gen Vari-X III versions of that scope, before Leupy lengthened the main tube, and I've never had an issue with its eye relief, but then I've never had it mounted on a heavy kicker either.
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 Mine was the long tube model.  I can't remember the exact amount of eye relief (I had measured it)but I believe it was no more than 3".  I later found out that scope had the most variation in e/r from low X to high than any other scope Leupold has offered.
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Just because my grandson's "papa" has a Swarovski 3-9x36mm on HIS muzzleloader doesn't mean papa will be getting one for his grandson!

The Vortex Diamond 2-7x33 looks great for the FoV but the eye relief is a bit short at 3.5" - 3.1".  After reviewing all morning the Leupold VX-1 2-7x33 has a bit narrower FoV but the eye relief is more favorable at 4.2" - 3.7".  I thing the young hunter would be better off with the Leupy - I'll start looking.
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