You can learn to shoot first strikes without a riser rail, but why would you want to? I started using them when they were introduced and that's the way we shot them before the adjustable risers were introduced. The problem is that it's not like shooting a.308 an inch or two high at slightly longer range. For a first-strike rifle sighted in at 50 yards, first-strike holdover at 100 yards is measured in feet. It is impossible to shoot accurately with any consistency at long ranges without some kind of adjustable rail.
Shadawg's right on this one. Just put a good, black picatinny rail on the top and let people choose their own sight or optics.
Last edited by Trinity; 08-03-2012 at 12:04 AM.