Outdoor Skills – Hunting Q&A

I'd like to be able to use the iron sights on my Remington 700 in case my scope fails or the weather goes bad, and I want to know whether I'd be better served by "see-through" scope mounts or the quick-detachable kind.

I regard the see-throughs with all the warmth and affection that I reserve for dry heaves and scrofula. They make the rifle awkward to handle and put the scope up so high that you can’t keep your head on the stock as you aim. The quick-detachables are the way to go. Leupold makes a very good one, and the Talley mount, although expensive, is plain wonderful.