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So the top rail on the rdb is very far forward and I've been having trouble finding a fixed powered 5-7 optic with enough eye relief to keep from having to do the tactical turtle.

Anyone else have any luck finding a 5-7 power optic with a ton of eye relief?
 

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I'd be curious if anybody tried the Burris TMPR5 or Steiner T536.

I have heard that the Sig Bravo 5 has excellent eye relief. There's a thread reviewing it over on Sig Talk Forum. You could ask that guy.
 

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So the top rail on the rdb is very far forward and I've been having trouble finding a fixed powered 5-7 optic with enough eye relief to keep from having to do the tactical turtle.

Anyone else have any luck finding a 5-7 power optic with a ton of eye relief?
Crossbow scopes.

I wish I was joking.
 

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Burris does make a 2-7x32 and a 2.75x20 fixed Scout scope. I have an older version of the 2-7 on my Ruger GSR and I'm very happy with it. Not sure if the extended eye relief would be too excessive for the RDB.
 

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Burris does make a 2-7x32 and a 2.75x20 fixed Scout scope. I have an older version of the 2-7 on my Ruger GSR and I'm very happy with it. Not sure if the extended eye relief would be too excessive for the RDB.
do not skimp and try a ncstar long eye relief scope... the fixed 2x ncstar is the only one worth anything, but I reccomend either burris or leupold long eye relief scopes
 

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do not skimp and try a ncstar long eye relief scope... the fixed 2x ncstar is the only one worth anything, but I reccomend either burris or leupold long eye relief scopes
That reminds me, Leopold makes a super long eye relief pistol scope. It's not in the magnification range the OP wants though.
 

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What is "a ton" to the OP? I use a Vortex micro magnifier that has 2.64'' eye relief at 3x and I don't have to do tactical turtle.
Many of the Vortex LPVO has around 3 inches eye relief which I think is a good fit for RDB.
If you have to use a fixed magnification prism scope, maybe a D-EVO? It has over 3 inches of eye relief and gives you 6x fixed magnification and you can add a red dot if you want to.
 

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So the top rail on the rdb is very far forward and I've been having trouble finding a fixed powered 5-7 optic with enough eye relief to keep from having to do the tactical turtle.

Anyone else have any luck finding a 5-7 power optic with a ton of eye relief?
Have you actually tried a scope or are you only thinking that it won't work? I can't see any scope having a problem with eye relief on that rail. But I'd be willing to bet that once you have what you want in hand a mounting solution can be found unless you have some sort of strange anatomical peculiarities. If it was a problem this wouldn't be the first time we've seen the problem. It would be universally posted and a hot topic, also a required redesign of the rifle would be in the works so that it could be used.

I don't creep up on the rifle and I have no problems. I can mount my red dot anywhere on the rail, but I have it just far enough forward for required scopelike eye relief.

Tell you what I'll do for you. You buy what you want for a scope and if it can't be mounted in the right place I'll let you send it to me for proper disposal. I know what you're thinking, "That BJK is one heck of a guy.". Yup, that's me, I'm all about people. 😆

But seriously, unless you've tried it I really don't think you'll find it to be a problem or we'd have heard about it.
 

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I have used rifle scopes like the raptor and they are fine but I'm looking for something in the size category of an acog. The way you get those size optics is with prism optics rather than convention scopes.

Else I would just use a scout scope.
 

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I appreciate the help guys I think yall are correct im probably gonna have to use a mount that moves the optic closer
 

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My prism scope is a 1X, so not quite the same, but I had the same concern in general, with the short rail and shitty eyes.
But the PA Cyclops gives me almost 4" of eye, letting me put it a lot father forward than I expected. (a nice surprise, since I've been thinking about adding a flip- magnifier, and I am pretty sure I'll have the space) Iirc, most of their prisms have a generous eye box?
 

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So the top rail on the rdb is very far forward and I've been having trouble finding a fixed powered 5-7 optic with enough eye relief to keep from having to do the tactical turtle.

Anyone else have any luck finding a 5-7 power optic with a ton of eye relief?
I doubt its possible. The power, objective lens and eye relief delta is such that an increase of two will take from one. In the case of power, anything over 3X, eye relief pulls back to 2" or less. Unless you have a massive objective or its very long. If you find that, you'll be spending $$$ like the ELCAN.
Your best compromise is a 3x.
 

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Yep. Not much but I have gotten used to it. It's the nature of the rdb beast. I thought about the 3x but weight is close so why not get 2x more. Lol.
It is a great combination for me.
 

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Just want to add that the eye relief on the D-EVO may be 3" on paper, but the eye box is so small, you have to mount it hanging off the back of the rail and still tactical turtle to use it. I have one on mine, but I think about taking it off on a regular basis.
 

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What is "a ton" to the OP? I use a Vortex micro magnifier that has 2.64'' eye relief at 3x and I don't have to do tactical turtle.
Many of the Vortex LPVO has around 3 inches eye relief which I think is a good fit for RDB.
If you have to use a fixed magnification prism scope, maybe a D-EVO? It has over 3 inches of eye relief and gives you 6x fixed magnification and you can add a red dot if you want to.
I also use a 3x Vortex micro with an eotech. Are rdb's even accurate enough to be feasible at yardage requiring that level of magnification?
 

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If your using a scope you can do that no problem.
Prism scope different. I went out to range and yes you have to get up on the scope to get good eye box. My ar15 is easier as I ca shorten the buttstock.
Really when standing freehand it doesnt seem to be as prominent as it does when you are bench shooting.

Minor adjustment I just like a good set it and forget style. Prisms do that for me.
 

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There are some cantilever low risers that might allow you to bring it back some. And you might find you want to join the optic riser master race.
 
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