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92 Eye relief

Postby GSB4243 » 09 Jan 2018 10

Does somebody know what the standard eye relief distance is on a 92? More specifically a 454, but I can't imagine it is much different for any of them.

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Re: 92 Eye relief

Postby Ohio3Wheels » 09 Jan 2018 14

Not sure what you mean by eye relief with iron sights. I've seen the term applied to scopes.

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Re: 92 Eye relief

Postby GSB4243 » 09 Jan 2018 15

Guess my clarity was lacking... I am talking about scopes. Seems scout scopes come with different eye relief distant and so when mounted on a 92, my guess is there is a fairly standard distance from where your eye is when your cheek hits to where the scope begins. Perhaps that distance is somewhat negotiable depending upon rail type and what not. I am really unskilled at this and perhaps don't even know the question to ask, but it seems paramount that the eye relief be right and I just wondered if there was a pretty standard distance for that on a 92.
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Re: 92 Eye relief

Postby Ranch Dog » 09 Jan 2018 16

The Weaver K4 Classic Scout that I shoot is listed as having 9.45" of eye relief. The Intermediate (IER) or long eye relief (LER) scopes that I have shot have had similar eye relief. I have tried some pistol scopes, and typically they have a bit more eye relief, for shooting with your arms extended rather than folded back holding a rifle.

I tried the Bushnell Elite 2-6x 32mm - Multi-X Handgun Scope but it didn't work out, I couldn't see through it. The eye relief is listed as 20". In comparison, the Bushnell Trophy 2-7x 36mm Scout lists an eye relief of 8". I have one of those that I bought for my Savage 11 but didn't care for the variable on a scout. The eye bell is so far forward; I think a fixed power scope is better suited for scout use. The field of view at the higher magnification was very small, and your eye must be well centered with the center of the scope to see anything.

I have 15 rifles that are configured as scouts, all of them wear the Weaver K4 Classic Scout.
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Re: 92 Eye relief

Postby HarryAlonzo » 09 Jan 2018 16

Figure that the back of the scope will be even with, or maybe an inch back of, the breach. Measure from eyeball to breach, subtract half an inch, and that should be your target eye relief.
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Re: 92 Eye relief

Postby GSB4243 » 10 Jan 2018 13

Thanks for the inputs!
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Re: 92 Eye relief

Postby mr surveyor » 10 Jan 2018 19

I used the NOE rail and the Weaver K4 Scout Scope that Michael suggested on my R92 .44 mag and have been really pleased. Unfortunately the whole year of 2016 was a bit of a downer for me physically so I pretty much had to put it all on hold, but in August of 2017 after having recovered some and then getting a bit of eyesight "fix", things began to get back on the uptick. Finally being able to comfortably shoot again, the K4 really started to prove itself. The eye relief is as good as it gets, and it's certainly worth the price. That is certainly a scope worth trying.


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