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MVA B5 Scope
Apr 11th, 2011 at 12:53pm
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Received an MVA B5 scope, could not be more pleased.  Goes perfect with a Stevens 44 1/2 22 hornet.  This is not a Unertl 2" target.  It is however a very good scope on a walk about hornet.
  
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Re: MVA B5 Scope
Reply #1 - Apr 11th, 2011 at 2:26pm
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The MVA B5 series of scopes sound interesting but what is the eye relief on them? I have an original Winchester B5 and the eye relief is not enough for a rifle with much recoil. (Mine is on an early Winchester 52)
  
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Reply #2 - Apr 11th, 2011 at 3:33pm
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Don't know what the eye relief is.  I would not put one on a heavy rifle.  The scope recoils away from the shooter during recoil.  If I wanted period correct I would look at a Malcom style.  I shoot an MVA on a sharps 45-90,  23 inch scope, no problems.
  
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Re: MVA B5 Scope
Reply #3 - Apr 12th, 2011 at 8:33am
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I haven't measured the eye relief on my B5 but it seemed a little longer than my Unertl and Fecker scopes. One of the things that I like about the scope is the quality of the mounts they are well made not like the cheap Chinese crap that some of the other "Period" scope makers are using. I was also pleased that they kept the original Winchester design. I have always felt that the elevation knob on their Malcolmb mounts looks like a boil on a baby's butt. Not to mention that that long skinny thing sticking up is begging to get snagged or worse bent. All in all I am very happy with the scope.

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Re: MVA B5 Scope
Reply #4 - Apr 12th, 2011 at 11:09am
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Like mine too,

It's a different scope for a different purpose than a Unertl Target or Lyman STS.  Best for a light rifle used in the field and stay correct for the period. Mines going on a Rimfire Low Wall

Lots of them used on heavy recoilers over the years though. On any external adjustment, scope stays in place when the rifle recoils, distance between your eye and scope increases on recoil

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Reply #5 - Apr 12th, 2011 at 11:13am
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Crap, who want see [Chinese] crap... look at the Long Range Precision Mount (hah!) still sold by someone who makes the Malcolm reproduction scope.  Cheap steel, poorly manufactured, poorly designed, 50TPI bolts, non-aligning marks, sticks up even higher... not that I have an opinion, you know! Angry
  
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Re: MVA B5 Scope
Reply #6 - Apr 12th, 2011 at 10:39pm
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I have a Lyman 438 Field on my Walnut Hill Hornet. Period  correct and looks right and works fine for my purposes.
  
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