I have shot it both ways and 10/22 with Tech Sights and M14 with NM sights is more fun. A low power scope (0-2.5) would be fine for the visually challanged (of which I am one) but irons really are the best way. FRG1
I shot my first appleseed with my winchester 52 with iron sights, shot a 212.
At the next appleseed I shot my M1A scout with a 2.5 x forward mounted scout scope, shot a 243 on Saturday afternoon.
Went back to the 52 on Sunday, 228 was my best score with iron sights.
Scopes and optics aren't going to make you shoot better, its a compensation for tacticool (lame) and bad marksmanship.
Bad marksmanship is just that, Bad. Unless your LE or Mil you have no practical reason for optics of most kind...
Scopes on the other had are good for hunting... thats practical.
Me and my girl agree on one thing really, we prefer the real thing rather than something run on batteries.... MCORPS1
ohhhh yeah i just said that!
I can and do shoot both (sights vs. scope) as accurate on my M1A rifles. However, I believe that using a scope has a better speed component, quicker to fire a shot accurately. It's one less sight plane to deal with.
My scoped M1A is pretty big and bulky compared to my other non-scoped M1A rifles. I would say though that if the “crap hits the fan” I would grab one of my non-scope M1A rifles and go.
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