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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 09-20-2013, 10:06 PM Thread Starter
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so I bought the Remington rifled barrel for my 870 yesterday and today I decided to see what I thought. and playing around with it I don't think there's enough eye relief even when I crank(magnification) it up and tighten her up, then when I roll the power back ive still gotta get almost right up on the scope to get a full view. my sister said she thought it looks like ive got 3" of space between my glasses and the scope. any suggestions on what to do, I don't really wanna buy another scope but if I have to I will cause im not taking one to the old eye ball. Thanks guys
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Re: shotgun scope question

3"s is about what a lot of scopes got. You can't increase a scopes eye relief. What kind and what power are you using?
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Re: shotgun scope question

Its just the cheapo scope that came with the barrel. Its a 2-7. It said to set it up to move it to seven and then set it up tighten down the screws and when u turn the power down it should be set for the lower power.
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You will have the most eye relief at the lowest power. I personally would not trust a cheap scope with the hard kicking slugs. I going to PM you a link, it's against the rules to post on forum.
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Re: shotgun scope question

You will typically get a little more eye relief from a scope designed for a slug gun.

I used the cheapo scope that came with my Mossberg combo for a few years and it gave me a lot of grief after the second year with it. It wouldn't hold its zero after a box of ammo or so. I threw a Nikon Prostaff on it and have had no issues since.
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Re: shotgun scope question

Buy a cheap Nikon shotgun scope low power like 1-4
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Re: shotgun scope question

your personal parallax "distance" is what dictates eye relief length. It doesn't change no matter what the magnification power is. But you are exactly right about the cheap scopes that come with these things.

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Re: shotgun scope question

Please explain that to me. I know for fact that a 1.5-5x20 VXIII has more eye relief than a 6.5-20x40 VXIII. a scope on 20x will have less eye relief than the same scope on 6.5. Most hunting scopes have the parallax set for 100 yards, varmint and target have either an AO or side focus to adjust for parallax.
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Re: shotgun scope question

yall think that a 2-7 redfield will work on my 870. im a leupold guy but their shotgun scopes are as expensive as their rifle scopes, and I don't plan on using it that much just to hit up a couple spots during gun season down here in 5C. so I cant justify droppin 300 on a shotgun scope. thanks
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I think it would work great.
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