Aside from iron sights, what sort of optics (scopes) do you use.
I've been tempted to get an inexpensive "red dot" -type scope, but scopes like that use batteries. I don't want to find myself relying on whether my batteries are working or not when the SHTF.
First of all, SHTF won't happen, it's a contrived idea designed an implemented to make you consume...
(Why do you think advertising costs BILLIONS every year!)
Get a GOOD 'Red Dot' optic.
The better brands will use AA batteries, and rechargeable AA batteries are fairly cheap and available everywhere.
I have rechargers that plug into vehicle lighters, and now I'm using a solar battery charger panel to recharge my batteries!
Sure beats buying batteries made in 'CHINA' over and over again,
And it keeps disposable batteries out of landfills.
Batteries are one of the most toxic things you can put in the trash!
Cheap 'Red Dot' optics have about a 5 MOA (Minute Of Angle) zero capability, that's only 5 inches at 100 yards.
Not very applicable for small game hunting!
Better 'Red Dot', even though the will start at about $300, will have a 1 or 1.5 MOA range.
Batteries in mine have lasted YEARS since when I do have them on (Which isn't very often), I turn the intensity DOWN...
Guys in Iraq are reporting months of constantly 'ON' when they are turned down low...
They often never bother to turn the 'OFF' just turn them down and leave them on full time.
Turning them down low also makes the 'Dot' smaller, so it's more accurate.
My red dot is always adjusted so it's only SLIGHTLY brighter than the surrounding terrain I'm in...
Smaller dot will *HELP* Make a cheap one more accurate, but it's no substitute for a good optic in the first place!
Your optics should always cost more than your firearms!
A $100 rifle with a $500 optic will be much more useful that a $1,000 Rifle with a $30 optic on it!
If you ever go to International shooting events, like hunts or such, you can always tell the Americans from the Europeans...
Americans will have $1,000 Rifles with $100 worth of sights/optics & Mounts,
While Europeans will have well tuned $100 rifles with $1,000 in optics and mounts!
(the average European will do better than the average American too. We're not talking trained shooters here, just people at shooting events...)