I am not trying to start a fight here or anything, but I don't like scopes. I prefer open sights. I have great vision, so scopes were not invented for people like me. But I see guys at the range using a scope on a .22 out at 10 yards. If my life were in danger and the BG was eight hundred yards away and closing and someone gave me two rifles - 1 scoped and one not, I would probably use the scoped rifle. But other than that, give me an open sight any day.