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Scope eye relief problem

I have a Savage model 114 clasic (pre accutriger) 7mm rem mag. It has two piece weaver style bases. I mounted a Burris Fullfield ll on it with T/C rings. I love the scope but I cant get it back far enough to have a comfortable eye relief. The front bell of the scope is already at the forward ring and I need it to move back another 2.5 3 inches. I recon it is because of the long 7mm action. I do not want to shorten the length of pull.

What can I do to move the scope back? Can I get a one piece base that will alow the scope to move back? Or do I just need another scope? Will it interfere with ejecting case? What brand do you sugest?::help1

I guess I could replace the Weaver K6 on my vintage 06 with the newer burris, but the K6 is really a good scope.

 

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You need to match the scope

You need to match the scope with the mounts and rings to get the proper eye relief on just about any rifle out there.  In other words you can't put a short compact scope on just any rifle and expect for it to fit you when you place the rifle up to your shoulder.  On just about any scope you can adjust the rear lens for eye relief but it usually has a very small adjustment.  Just remember that when you go up in power on the scope the less eye relief that you will usually have. 

You may be able to find a base and rings that allow you to place the scope further back on the action but you would need to have the scope and rifle with you when you go shopping for them to make sure that what you buy is going to work. 

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scope eye relief

You must have gone with a 2-7x35 FFII (??). I'd be surprised if a 3-9x40 was that far off. None the less, you do need to try and figure a different base or base/ring combo to get your set-up to work. First, I suggest using a low to mid power (2-4x) to set your eye relief. At that power, the eye relief will be at it's longest, pretty much and it's my opinion that at shorter ranges you should have your scope turned "down" as you may have to make a quick shot on a close-in deer or even perhaps a deer you're (blood) trailing that jumps up quickly, so eye relief is most important then, IMHO. When a longer range shot presents itself, you'll likely have enough time to adjust your head placement on the stock comb.

I'd think a one piece mount with multi-slots (like the one in link below) would allow you plenty of latitude for ring placement on most any scope for that rifle. You should be able to utilize the same rings you already have as well.

GOOD LUCK!!

http://www.midwayusa.com/viewProduct/default.aspx?productNumber=532016

http://www.midwayusa.com/browse/BrowseProducts.aspx?pageNum=1&tabId=10&c...

 

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Thanks for the info it has

Thanks for the info it has been helpful. I am mounting the 3-9x50 but it is on a long action two piece base and ring. I must confess that I am only 5ft 6in tall and that probably doesnt help.

I really love the scope so Ill be purchasing the one piece (savage 110) weaver sloted base in order to move the scope back.:thumbsup1:

I only hope it fits my model 114, and that it doesnt interfere with the action.

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You might want to have the length of pull checked. Your right, your height could effect it if you can't get your head in the right spot. 3x9 should fit it fine. Extension rings are another opition. I wanted the new Redfield 2x7 on my 6.5x55 but to get it right, I had to mount it with extension rings.

 

 

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I just finished installing

I just finished installing the one piece weaver style base that alowed me to move the scope back. It worked perfectly. I do that thing where you close your eyes and shoulder the rifle and then open them to see if your natural position is right. This time when I opened my eyes it was perfect!

Thanks for the great advice!:thumbsup1:

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Glad to hear

I'm happy to hear that the new base was the answer to your problem. I'd figure it was a fairly inexpensive one as well and that's always a good thing! Happy shooting!! 

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