My go to deer rifle is a Remy 760. Where I hunt, a 100 yd shot is almost unheard of. It is scoped but on see thru mounts. I normally like to mount a scope as close to the barrel as possible as on all my other rifles but I find the scope very handy at times and much easier to take a quick look at something than binoculars. Points on a rack can disappear at a relatively short range. If you hunt in snow or rain, sometimes irons are your only option. Although in the event of a longer shot, a scope will reduce the chances of having to track a wounded animal or shooting a non legal deer. Hitting a deer at 100 yds with irons isn't a problem but sometimes knowing if it is a legal deer is.
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