Yeah +1 to Peta's comment on the see through's. My Dad always used them. He came from the generation that saw a lot of problem scopes, and Dad never spent a whole lot on a scope either if he could avoid it.
Lower that scope with a decent set of rings and it will improve the rifle's shootability and lines.
I've always thought the early BLR looked best with the straight tube, fixed power scopes. Fixed 3x, or low power 1-5xvari's that sort of thing.