1322 carbine eye relief

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    fishinwrench
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    I'm starting one of these projects…

    and I want to order a scope.  I'm thinking Bug buster but I'm not sure what the eye relief on that rig is gonna be like.

    Anybody know ?

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    Metalmaniac
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    I have two bug busters a 3×9 and a 3×12 side focus . They have about   2  1/2 “ of eye relief from the end of the scope and about 3 1/4” from lens . Theyhold zero very good. 

    The optical quality of the glass could be better,but you don’t get much for a hundred dollars now days.

    I would like to try the Discovery 3-12×44 FFP. It is only 10” long and has bigger objective lens to gather more light. I like FFP scopes but no lighted recticle if that is important to you. Personally I like them.

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    Rodzilla
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    I just bought a BugBuster today, the 3×12 version.   They show the eye relief on both the 3×12 and 3×9 as 3.3 to 4.2 inches, but real life experience may differ.    UTG sells an offset mount that allows you to mount the scope more aft than normal rings.  I bought one of those too, $16.  (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002TUSJRK/ref=ppx_od_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1)

    Both are going on my new Prod.   $0.02.

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    Metalmaniac
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    The eye relief distance changes when you zoom the scope in and out. Not a whole lot but it does change.

    Mine is on a Prod also but with a collapseable stock so it’s easy to travel with. They are great guns for the money .

    The mags are cheap so you can buy a bunch of them without breaking the bank. And shoot CHPs very good

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    fishinwrench
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    I had to go through the Crosman custom shop to get a camo stock and 14" barrel with muzzle brake.  Geeze they are saying I may possibly have to wait 6 weeks 😏

    Oh and the AGNATION code for a discount wouldn't work.   Oh well.  So now we WAIT.  

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    deke
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     While it is a compact optic,one aspect I do not like is the short area available to mount your rings. On this 2400kt I have used narrow BKL rings and you will notice the front ring is moved forward until nearly touching the bell  and yet the scope needs to move an inch or more rearward to be comfortable. Cantilever rings or maybe a single double clamp ring on the front would be a option or better yet a scope with a longer tube,.It is not a problem on this gun as I only use it when mouse fart stealth mode is required.   Forgive the crappy photos .

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    fishinwrench
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    deke

     While it is a compact optic,one aspect I do not like is the short area available to mound your rings. On this 2400kt I have used narrow BKL rings and you will notice the front ring is moved forward until nearly touching the bell  and yet the scope needs to move an inch or more rearward to be comfortable. Cantilever rings or maybe a single double clamp ring on the front would be a option or better yet a scope with a longer tube,.It is not a problem on this gun as I only use it when mouse fart stealth mode is required.   Forgive the crappy photos .

     

    That's sweet !    👍

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    ranedouglas
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    i'm about to find out , fishin wrench….i just traded a guy for a bug buster (he had it on a .177 hatsan 65, so i traded him a 4-16x40ao air attack)…. i'm gonna put it on my black 1322 and put a shoulder stock on it….probably just temporary , tho.  seems co2 is a better way to go (more power) if temperature is over 65-70 degrees…  – raneman .  

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    Scrufhunter
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    I have had a few of these. I like to use the older Bug Buster 3-9×32 with the forward AO. But I believe the sidwheel version is the same dimensions. I use LOW profile rings and end up with about a business card amount of clearance between the AO and barrel. I don't need to use a cheek comb/riser in this configuration. Unlike when the same scope is used on a PRod you need med height or taller to mount that same scope, then you have to use something to get your cheek up higher. ATI makes a riser piecre for a skelotelonized/folding SKS stock in the sub $20 range, just slips over the stock and is adjustable up, down to and fro. Like deke says not much to and fro adjustment, but I've used this setup on at least a dozen 13xxx. I think the little bug buster is the best scope out there for this little.gun what ever that is worth.

    I would say the next size up the 4_12x44 with the 30mm tube is to much scope for that lil gun. I put one on one of mine thats set up with a 24" barrel to get a feel for it, just throws the balance way off. I felt the same putting a full length scope even with a 1" light tube on my shorter barreled guns felt just as unbalanced

    I have much love for the 13xxx and the little bug buster, and have used that combo to slaughter millions of starlings, or at least enough I stopped counting long ago

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    MileHighAirGunner
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    I have a BugBuster 3-9×32 on my 2400KT. I think this is a good combo. I couldn’t decide on the Williams peep sight or the BigBuster so I did both. I I have see through rings and a Williams peep sight installed under the BugBuster. It does work but only issue is the scope is a bite high for the stock. I do find the eye relief to be a little short because I find myself crawling up the stock to get the eye relief I need. This is due partly because the Williams sight prevents me from mounting the scope a little further back. This is just a fun backyard plinker at 15-20 yards max so I get what I want out of it and can at least hit what I’m aiming at. 

     

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