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I have a Simmons Prohunter 6-18x40 on my 17HM2 and they make a good combo but I'm getting a little annoyed with the eye relief, seems like it's more like 8" then 3". Could it possibly be I need to reset up the scope and it'll be more normal or is it just the way those Simmons are? I use a Dednutz mount so I can only go so far forward and I'm to that point where I either fix it, replace the mount to get forward or replace scope. What say thee
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I have a Simmons Prohunter 6-18x40 on my 17HM2 and they make a good combo but I'm getting a little annoyed with the eye relief, seems like it's more like 8" then 3". Could it possibly be I need to reset up the scope and it'll be more normal or is it just the way those Simmons are? I use a Dednutz mount so I can only go so far forward and I'm to that point where I either fix it, replace the mount to get forward or replace scope. What say thee
Before I jump to conclusions, when you say "eye relief" are you talking about the distance from your eye to the rear of the scope when you see the full sight picture thru the scope? If so then...

Something is wrong with the scope. I have a couple of Simmons (not your model) and the eye relief is around 3". The specs for your scope say 3.9" of eye relief so there is something amiss if your eye has to be 8" from the rear of the scope in order to get a good, full view thru the scope.
 

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That's a very odd problem, I'm betting the scope is whacked out. I have the Simmons 44Mag 6-24X44 and it's only issue is at 24X where it gets a little tricky, but the eye relief is still in the 3" range.
I'd send it back for repair.
 

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I'm going to measure a little better then call Simmons. If I miss adjusted the eye piece could that do it?
 

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The eye relief is the point where you have a full view through the eyepiece where there is no partial black area around the circumference of the eyepiece. That is way different than focusing the eye piece. can you post a picture?
 

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That's what I thought but was thinking out loud. It just feels like the scope is to far rearward so I am going to do some adjusting this weekend. It's been like this for 2 years, a little longer won't hurt.
 
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