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Old October 13th, 2014, 09:06 AM   #1
 
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Old October 13th, 2014, 10:38 AM   #2
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To be sure, it can get confusing. The short answer is not necessarily the same thing. Mostly a matter of eye relief distance. When in doubt, check the specs for eye relief distance.

Handgun/pistol scopes will have the longest eye relief, enough to use the scope when shooting with the typical handgun stance. These are also labeled EER scopes, extended eye relief scopes. However, the eye relief on these scopes varies quite a bit from brand to brand and also model to model. Furthermore, there is a range of working distance that varies with magnification. Fixed power 2x handgun scopes allow you to use them in fairly close to your face as well as fairly far from your face. High magnification scopes have a much narrower range of working distance. The, too, on variable models, the eye relief often changes as you zoom up and down in magnification.

Scout scopes are designed to be used out on the barrel of a rifle, forward of the receiver. They are sometimes called IER scopes - intermediate eye relief scopes. They typically don't have quite as much eye relief as a pistol scope. Note, however, that some 2x pistol scopes can also be used as scout scopes because of their generous working distance, but when you are buying a scope labeled as a scout, you are buying a scope designed to be used on a rifle with a scout mount.

Long eye relief is a general term and can be used to describe a wide variety of scope types. After all, pistol scopes and scout scopes are long eye relief scopes. The most common usage for a long eye relief scope, though, is for a rifle scope that has a bit more eye relief than a typical rifle scope, either for use on a hard kicking rifle for safety's sake or for use on a shotgun or muzzleloader where the stock/receiver design does not allow you to get as close to a scope as a a conventional rifle.

There should be a sticky somewhere around here or something in the library that goes into more detail.

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I think North country gal nailed this one dead on. Yes, sometimes you can get by with a scope that wasn't specifically designed for your application, but in nearly all cases, a scout scope in a scout scope mount is always going to produce better results than any other non-scout scope.
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Thanks, Iowegan.

I should also add that when in doubt about a specific scope on a specific gun, take advantage of this great forum and post your question. Lot's of folks here to help.
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Here is a Weaver Classic 4X28 Scout Scope mounted on my Rossi M-92 (357 Mag.) I used a Rossi base that is designd specifically for the M-92 and a set of Weaver Rings. The scope has 9" of eye relief. That is fine for a forward mount on a rifle but would not be enough for a handgun.

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