I thought of a red dot type sight too, but wanted a tough sight, as this will be both a fun plinker and a working farm .22. Will do a lot of riding on the pickup seat without a lot of tender care. Not abuse, but regular, working use. I too couldn't use the fine sights that came on the BL 22, but the Skinner peep and post are very workable for me. I've been having great fun with tin cans, dirt clods, and knots in old fence posts. I normally use a scope when I think I'll do a lot of shooting or am seriously hunting, but for a pack around rifle that I can carry on a walkabout around the farm, this might be just the ticket.