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Saw no one responding and thought I could shed some light. Jack-Petaluma is obviously a good guy. Several folks have thought about using their traditional eye relief scopes for Scout configurations.  The difference is in the Scout Scopes being an Intermediate Eye Relief (IER) - best focal relief at about 10-13" from the eye.  You will find this much faster in acquisition than a pistol/shotgun scope(mostly Extended Eye Relief).  The IER scopes will facilitate use of both eyes open without the "confusion" of Extended Reliefs being used for same purpose.  The fixed power is one of the reasons it functions better in this capacity.  The magical number two major scope manufacturers reached was 2.5 or 2.75X.  After that the human eye is just not receptive to higher magnification in one eye and no mag in the other - hence tends to want to shut down one eye at higher powers.  As for accuracy - you will find that the Leupold M8IER or Burris Scout Scope will afford you even sub 2"at 100 yds, if you can shoot that well, and provides that well past the ranges you will probably be shooting a lever gun. The main thing it will afford you is the feeling that with both eyes open in a brush setting the reticle is nailed into the back of your shooting eye as you traverse following moving game.  RifleCraft Limited in England should be able to share some information with you (tel 01379-384230 - POC: Andrews Evans-Hendricks.
 
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