In actual practice, it isn't such a good idea as it might seem.
They raise the scope way above where it would normally be low mounted closer to the bore line.
So, you have to hold your head up off the stock to see through the scope and lose a good cheek weld necessary for accurate shooting.
The high sight line also changes the trajectory of the bullet, and you will find normal hold over or under not working like it does with the open sights on the barrel, or a low mounted scope.
In addition, modern scopes are so reliable it is very unlikely one is going to break and make the use of iron sights necessary anyway.
July 14, 2010, 02:38 PM
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