I use an open sighted 30-30 for when I am walking through the woods. I usually do not have a shot over 50 yards when walking. It is easier for me to find the deer with the open sight than with the scope. Also I can get a second shot off pretty quick if need be.
That's pretty common out here, you just do what you have to do. Anybody who hunts the wide open country for awhile leaqrns how to hit running critters. But sitting in a foxhole, there's spiders in there isn't there? Spiders scare me
One morning early in the season here, I had to knock a spider off my tree stand platform before I could climb in. I'm not saying it was big...but I heard a distinct thump when it hit the ground 20 feet below.
I was afraid I was going to have to shoot it if it started climbing back up...LOL.
There are still some who insist a scope is not needed for the type hunting they do, ignoring the advances of the last 150 years in optical sights. (Even the ultra-conservative US Army has adopted optical sights.) The idea that in some special circumstances open iron sights or aperture (peep) sights might be more useful is not lost on me, but with the inevitable advance of age comes the reduction in visual acuity needed for using iron sights.
I believe that many who completely resist the idea of...