Hows your eyesight? Even though im 26 mine isnt the best and shooting open sights isnt all that fun at times. My feelings are, if your having fun and are safe, learning on a scoped rifle isnt bad. Just understand your limitations. Growing up I learned to shoot a Rem 511 with a scope and it shoots quarters all day long.
Have you shot a rifle with a scope compared to iron sights? If so what did YOU enjoy the most.
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