I just wanted to get some ideas and opinions on this - I grew up shooting the old fashioned way - with iron sights. Most modern bolt action rifles come without them and this bugs me. I don't mind shooting with a scope, and I realize they are indispensable for long range shooting, but I like the idea of having iron sights for back-up in case something happens to the scope. Has anyone here ever had iron sights installed on a rifle that didn't come with them?
If so, what do you recommend as a good set of irons, and what should I expect the cost to be? Would a barrel band type front sight be best, or cutting a dovetail? I'm would like all of my rifles to have iron sights if it seems feasable.