Like many OFWGs of a certain age, I can’t see both the sight and the target at the same time. Therefore, if I want to hit anything further than about 20 yards, I needed a scope on my commie-gun. I paid retail for both the rifle and the kit, and put a couple hours into the actual install (and about six into making the video). The mount is pretty solid, though we’ll see how it handles having a scope that big mounted on a cantilever like that. As always YMMV.