How much does eye relief change when changing from 1.5 to 5 power when using the VXR 1.5-5 IER? Do you have to creep closer to get proper sight picture? Does anyone have experience with both the 2.5 scout scope and the VXR 1.5 to 5 scout scope on a GSR? And if so does the added magnification benefits outway the extra weight of the vxr?
I have both the 2.5 fixed (currently riding on my Marlin 336 Lever Scout), and the 1.5-5 x 33 VX-R on my GSR. Of the two scopes, I definitely like my 1.5-5 better. Yes, I do personally believe having the extra power available is worth the added weight over the 2.5 fixed. At 4x out to 5x, I do "crawl" the stock just a bit to get a proper sight picture, but not excessively. The 2.5 fixed is a great scope as well, but with my eyes getting older, I know I would not be wanting to take longer shots with that scope, so that's why I keep it on the lever gun...more of a short-yardage brush gun, anyhow. With the Leupold SOD and the MGM Throw Lever I added to the 1.5-5, it's now set up to do a lot of different shooting, at a fairly light weight.