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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-07-2011, 11:03 PM Thread Starter
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I took my TC Triumph muzzleloader to the range the other day, and shot it for the first time. I have a Bushnell Trophy XLT scope on it (advertised as 4" eye relief).

The scope would hit me in the shooting glasses after firing. I tried keeping my face as far back from the scope as possible, while still getting the whole sight picture, but the scope would still hit the shooting glasses. It's well mounted- I bought it as a package deal from Cabelas.

Anyone have any advice?
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-08-2011, 12:13 AM
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Re: Eye Relief

Close your eyes and jam the buttstock hard into your shoulder, then move our head forward and down into the cheek piece. Open your eyes. I bet the scope is two inches or less from your eye.

Move the scope forward form there to get the proper eye relief. During recoil the rifle should now move less in relation to your body during recoil.

There are alot of scopes mounted too far to the rear allowing for a loose hold of the rifle and alot of rearward movement at the shot.

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Re: Eye Relief

During hunting season you may not wear glasses so the scope will not hit you...Take your glasses off while sighting it in...Or just move the scope forward..
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-08-2011, 12:41 AM
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Re: Eye Relief

I would take the advise of DPMS,,do several times ,adjust or move the scope untill you get a full image in your scope..
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Re: Eye Relief

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Move the scope forward form there to get the proper eye relief. During recoil the rifle should now move less in relation to your body during recoil.

There are alot of scopes mounted too far to the rear allowing for a loose hold of the rifle and alot of rearward movement at the shot.
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Re: Eye Relief

thats the way i mount mine. i put it in the mounts loose and then close my eyes and line it up and then open my eyes. if the eye relief isn't right then i move it and retry. i have had guns that i could not get right and had to change the mounts.

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Re: Eye Relief

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Close your eyes and jam the buttstock hard into your shoulder, then move our head forward and down into the cheek piece. Open your eyes. I bet the scope is two inches or less from your eye.

Move the scope forward form there to get the proper eye relief. During recoil the rifle should now move less in relation to your body during recoil.

There are alot of scopes mounted too far to the rear allowing for a loose hold of the rifle and alot of rearward movement at the shot.
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Re: Eye Relief

I just measured the actual eye relief, and it was in fact 4 inches from my eye at natural shooting position. Seems like an awful long way for the scope to travel before hitting the lens of my shooting glasses. I think I may not be pushing the stock as tight against my shoulder as I should, allowing the recoil to jump farther back than necessary.

There is room for me to move the scope forward about 3/4" in the rings the way it is currently mounted.
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