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#1 prvtpyle



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Posted 07 September 2006 - 02:34 PM

I posted this in the equipment forum and thought it might be better here. I hope no one objects to my posting this twice.I am looking at purchasing an anschutz bolt action pistol in 17hmr. I have read some of the posts about putting rifle scopes on pistols (contenders). I would like to ask for more information on this subject from those who have first hand experience with this. -- Which rifle scope offers the longest eye relief? Is it needed?-- What setup works for you? Im looking at 17 hmr caliber as stated above.-- Once you mount a rifle scope, this would never be shot at arms length in the traditional pistol shooting position. Correct?Any other input would be greatly appreciated.Thanks

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Posted 07 September 2006 - 06:12 PM

I use a Remington XP-100 in 223 occasionally and I have a long eye relief pistol scope on it but if I did it all over again I would go with a scout type scope where the eye relief is 12-18". My pistol scope requires that the scope be over 2 feet from the eye so it is only comfoprtable to shoot off a bench. Even prone with a bipod is uncomfortable because you cannot get back far enough to use it.I've seen the rifle scopes on them but holding the pistol 3-4" from my eye is just as uncomfortable. You may as well be using a rifle then.

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Posted 07 September 2006 - 07:07 PM

I have a 17 HMR barrel on one of my Contender frames. Here's a picture of it with a Burris Short Mag 4-14.5 scope on it.Posted ImageIt is a rifle scope and for how the gun is used is what I recommend. If you look back for posts by Bill D. you'll see he uses rifle scopes on his too. This scope gives me over 4 inches of eye relief. Since there is no recoil and you'll be using it off of a rest or shooting sticks you are able to get decent power in a scope. You just don't free hand these guns for any accuracy at distance so you need the extra power scopes. It shoots like a dream I really enjoy the round in this size gun.

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Posted 07 September 2006 - 09:55 PM

prvtpyle,Espeically with the rimfires, the rifle scopes work great for me. I do shoot both rifle and pistol scopes on handguns. Up around the the 22-250 caliber most rifle scopes don't have enough eye relief to keep the scope away from my nose. ;) A17Shooter

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