On most of my hunts away from home I have managed to drag along some kind of back-up rifle in case my main gun had scope failure. But, I always question going with only a scoped gun when only one gun is to be available. I have never had a problem but it seems to be a huge risk if your paying for a dream trip to risk not having a usable firearm because a scope got damaged.
I was looking at guns with sights and the selection is pretty limited for sure. Can always add them though I reckon.
So, how many others have either added iron sites as a backup or had a failure and wished they had the option of removing the scope and going open?
In Canada where I get in most of my trips it is ILLEGAL to use someone else's gun - when you cross the border you must declare the guns you intend to carry - you can put the same gun on multiple forms - but if you get caught with a gun not on your list it can be confiscated and a hefty fine.