While made popular through the 1980s by gun writer Jeff Cooper, Scout Rifles have been around for decades – in a variety of short and fast handling bolt-action, semi-auto and even lever-action models that can deliver a high rate of fire, and which can be quickly reloaded – yet still offer a dependable degree of accuracy. Scout rifle shooters looking to fully tap that capability are turning to low magnification scopes mounted forward of the receiver.
This scope has been specifically designed for being mounted in just this fashion. Depending on the magnification setting, the workable eye relief of this scope is approximately 8 to 14 inches, which puts it mounted in front of the receiver. With the LER Scout magnification turned down to the lowest 2x setting, a hunter following wounded game can hold the rifle in the ready position, and when the target suddenly appears at close range, just snapping the rifle up to the shoulder will generally put the reticle on the target.
No short cuts have been taken in the production of Hi-Lux scopes. All glass lenses are meticulously polished to photographic quality for exceptional clarity and light gathering capability, which is especially critical during the low light hunting conditions of daybreak and dusk. Shooters can choose between a standard fine duplex reticle or a heavy 3-post with crosshairs and Scout Rifle .308 BDC reticle. The 1/4″ click windage and elevation adjustment is crisp and positive. The Hi-Lux Optics LER Scout comes with the DiamondTuff Lifetime Guarantee.Long Eye Relief Manual [download]
The Hi-Lux Long Eye Relief is the answer to those special situations that require rifle optics with an extended eye relief. Designed to give full view of the target when placed 8 to 14 inches ahead of the shooter’s eye, the LER scope is ideal for installing on a scout rifle, lever-action rifles with top ejection and muzzleloaders with a side hammerlock that interferes with mounting a scope in the normal position.
I mounted this LER scope on a 1937 K98 Mauser in 8X57.using an S&K mount. I shoot full bore hand loads 198gr at 2775 fps,, the rifle will shoot 1 MOA and after over 1000 rounds the scope has held zero,, this scope lets my 67 yr old eyes keep shooting my favorite rifle. very clear and bight optics, good field of view, gives excellent both eyes open sighting. me eyes were shooting 5-7 inch groups at 100 yards with iron sights now I shoot holes in a quarter at 100 yards again
If you own a Ruger Gunsite Scout or are looking for a long eye relief scope this is the best affordable one on the market. I've been using this scope for about 4 years now and have killed multiple deer with it. I love having the ability to keep both eyes open to retain peripheral vision while aiming and the quick target acquisition is nearly as good as a reflex sight. Scout scopes also have the advantage of not obstructing your action which makes single feeding easier. In conclusion, just buy it already.
P.S. I recommend the lowest profile scope rings available to pair this with the Ruger Scout.
Haven't installed this one but one iv had several years seems to be holding up well. It's on a ruger scout .308 caliber.
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