I have 46 years of shooting hunting. Still have the stock sights on a few old 22.s . Even a full reciever sight and globe front on a rem 511 with a 25" barrel . Kill a small hill of small game and still today is used buy a grand kid to learn and still hunts with my children all with a 56 year old rifle. If some one can kill standard sights on a rifle they can do the same to a scope. It all goes along with learning about and respecting firearms. Brake it, you don't get to shot it.
All fine and dandy if you're takin slow strolls thru the woods in search of bugs bunny. Go chase hounds for a couple 1000 hours and then come tell me how easy it is to keep em perfectly intact.