Originally Posted by winds-of-change
I am curious why you feel you don't need a scope on a pistol caliber lever rifle. I don't understand why not.
Pistol caliber rifles are generally considered short range or up to 100 yards. Also most found their homes in saddle scabbards and were treated quite roughly. Some people with not so good eyes need optics and a good low power scope really helps. I was having eye trouble a while back, since had surgery, and could not use the irons. I still do not care for open sights but do like peep/receiver sights. That is why the military used them. It is hard to beat a good peep sight with a fiber optic front sight for fast close range shooting especially in a rough environment. That said, the optical sights have come a long way and are pretty rugged now a days. That is why the military has been using more of them. A red dot is faster and more accurate but you are battery dependent in most cases and we still have to contend with Murphy's Law.
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Last edited by JTJ; 04-18-2013 at 02:55 PM.