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Old 04-30-2015, 12:07 PM
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What mid range rifle scope with adjustable power (ie 3-9x40) offers the most generous eye relief these days? I know Nikon had the Omega (that is now discontinued) which offered close to 5" iirc.
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Old 04-30-2015, 01:32 PM
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For a mid-range variable, most ER #'s will fall in-between 3.5-4 ". The scout format scopes have more, but it's always a trade-off. As ER goes up, FOV usually goes down. I guess it depends upon your selection criteria.
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Old 04-30-2015, 01:41 PM
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Nikon Slug Hunter has 5 inches eye relief. I have the Omega on my ML barrel. What is it you are looking for? For rifle,shotgun/slug, or Muzzle loader? Or do you have some hard kicking magnum and getting tired of "scope eye"? Most all of your ML/SG scopes have long eye relief because they tend to generate a longer "push" in their recoil cycle while a rifle will have a sharper/faster recoil cycle.
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Old 04-30-2015, 04:59 PM
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I do have a new to me ML that I will be scoping at some point this summer, plan to shoot heavier loads than I typically do...so I figured I'd ask. I haven't really stayed up on all the newer scopes over the past few years. I have Leupold and Sightron on most of my guns now.
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Old 04-30-2015, 07:15 PM
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What kind of Muzzle loader is it? If it's an in line that you can really reach out there with then a 3-9x40 will be a fine choice. But if it's something that you wont be taking shots past 100 with then maybe go with a 2.5-7. I looked up on Nikon's site and found this one which looks like an upgraded (maybe) Omega http://www.nikonsportoptics.com/Niko...e-BDC-300.html

I like Nikon optics. Always have. Great optics for a fair price. But everyone has there own likes and dislikes.
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Old 05-01-2015, 09:35 AM
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The Nikon XR is basically the new version of the Omega. Five inches of eye relief but as bugsNbows notes, you really do sacrifice some field of view. With the XR you only get a FOV of 8.4 - 25.2 ft @ 100 yds.

Other alternatives are the Vortex Diamondback 2-7x35 (ER of 3.1-3.5" and FOV of 64.3 - 19.3 feet @ 100 Yards) and Nikon Prostaff 2-7x32 (ER of 3.8" and FOV of 9.5 - 33.4 ft @ 75 yds)

A really cool new scope is the Diamondback HP. The 2-8x32 has 4.6 inches of eye relief and a FOV of 12.2 - 41.9 feet @ 100 Yards. Don't know much about it but it looks like a good deal.
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Old 05-01-2015, 12:04 PM
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Hate to say it Hubby11, but if you can't get on target with 25 feet FOV at 100yds then you seriously need to get out and practice target acquisition. I have no problems at all with the longer eye relief FOV reduction. Snap right on to target with ease. I know the light transmission on my Omega is VERY good and that new XR is supposed to be even better.
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Old 05-02-2015, 04:30 AM
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Thanks guys, I'll check them out.

That Nikon seems like it would be fine, other than I don't like all the clutter in the scope of a BDC type reticle. Wish they made it in a duplex.
I'll probably end up with a Leupold of some type, they usually are pretty good on eye relief, and excellent scopes imo.
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Old 05-02-2015, 05:23 AM
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http://www.cabelas.com/product/Bushn...ope/720966.uts
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Old 05-03-2015, 04:12 AM
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Thanks T7. That one has alot of eye relief, but just not sure I can deal with all the clutter in the scope.
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