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the GSR is capable of shooting better than I can see so 1x magnification isn't going to cut it for me. Get some magnification if you want to maximize the long distance accuracy of the GSR or any rifle for that matter
 

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Thanks for the posting. I too am looking for optics for my scout. I hunt where most of my shots are less than 150 yds. but once in a while a 300 yd. shot is possible. I want a scope that is quick, easy and capable of deliving the payload in all these conditions. I have looked at the scout scopes but I am not impressed with the magnefacation of 2.5 or 2.75. This works for the close range shots but these older eyes have problems with them over 150 yds. Has any-one tried the Burris red dot 5 power tactical scopes on the scout? For the money it seems that it might work.
Here's another option... Leatherwood 2-7x32 LER Series Riflescope Duplex Reticle Matte - Natchez Shooters Supplies
 

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For extended eye relief scopes, a low fixed power usually works best. I generally gravitate to using the lowest power scope that will get me the sight picture I need to make the shot.
I got started on long eye relief scopes on my 454 Casull and quickly found I liked a variable scope. I generally keep it on the lower magnification but it's sure nice to be able to zoom in when I want it. Same has applied to the GSR for me, but it's another one of those details I've got to keep track of so my routine is to always return it to the low mag setting by default. Different strokes for different folks, it's nice there's a flavor for most everyone.
 

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Thanks fungun,
I have been looking for an economical solution for a while. the Leatherwood looks like it fits the bill. I just ordered one.
You're welcome. I learned of it from another member here and it's done OK by me. I wish there was a USA made equivalent but never found one.
 

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There are plenty of good variable-power scopes in the 2-8 or 3-9 range for the same cost as an Eotech. I like Nikons and Leupolds in particular.
With long eye relief for forward mounting?
 

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Where in the thread was that added as a requirement?
I never said it was a requirement, merely a question. We're talking about the scout rifle afterall, comes from Ruger ready to mount scout scopes.
 

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I decided on a Leatherwood Hi-Lux 2-7x Scout scope. Read good reviews from Midway customers, also google the Scout scope review by Dave Fortier. He liked the Leatherwood variable, in many ways more so than the Leupold 1.5x-4.5x that cost nearly 4 times as much. Mine is bright and clear. Light weight, 13 oz., only the Burris is lighter. Yes I know it is made in China, but good reviews, a lifetime warranty, and the 7x magnification swayed me. Cost was $125 from Midway and free shipping when I bought mine a couple months ago. I used Tactical Solutions Q.R. rings ( $40) which appear to be identical to Warne's Q.R. rings except they are aluminum instead of steel. I had to mount it all the way back to get a full sight picture, so wish it had a tad more eye relief, but Fortier found the the Custom shop Leupold to be even worse in this respect, he said anything beyond 1.8x with the Leupold and he had a dark ring around the edge of the sight picture, and it was mounted all the way back as well.
I'd have paid a little more for a leatherwood alternative made in the USA but as you're noting there just isn't one.
 
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