Well, I agree with you, but it's a matter of being able to see the target. I will not drill and tap the receiver, but if I can get a mount to work, then these 55 year old eyes will enjoy the rifle that much more. When I got the rifle home, I discovered that the comb was high enough that I had to remove my glasses and depend on the "pinhole effect" to even see through the sights. It's the same situation I ran into on my H&R M12's.
I appreciate your input,
They're not really meant to carry a scope.
, but did you notice the Unertl type scope blocks on the barrel ?