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Posted: 12/31/2005 6:49:23 PM EDT
I just ordered a scope that has 3.5" of eye relief. Will this work on a flattop A3 AR15 rifle using an A2 buttstock?
Jim
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 7:10:07 PM EDT
It will be fine. 3 to 4 inches is the usual amount of eye relief on scopes with some amount of magnification. Play with it once in the mount until you find the most comfortable setting. I would suggest you keep in mind easy access to the charging handle.
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 8:13:19 PM EDT
I have read so many different posts about scopes with different relief distances I forgot what works.
This will be a target/varmint scope with magnification to 20x on a riser block.
Thanks,
Jim
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 8:29:17 PM EDT
It's really funny how some folks act regarding eye relief and ARs. It's completely a non-issue, since you can purchase all sorts of mounts to place the scope farther forward until you are comfortable with it...

I think you're safe.
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 8:37:12 PM EDT
Some of the posts I have read make me think they are trying to mount a handgun scope.
I have put scopes on bolt rifles before with no problems, but there does seem to be a lot of discussion about mounting anything but a red dot on an AR.
Thanks,
Jim
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