The most important factor when trying to hit a faraway target is accuracy. Increase your accuracy tremendously using a scope allowing you to simply line up your crosshairs to hit any target. In modern day firearm enthusiasts use some kind of optical sighting device on the majority of their guns. Traditionally rifles scopes were used but now there are shotgun scopes, pistol scopes and even crossbow scopes. The expansion of scopes across different firearms is a testament to their effectiveness.
Are you wavering between the decision to get iron sights or a scope? Aiming through a scope or a red dot sight eliminates the struggle of lining up iron sights. With metallic sights you are required to line up the rear sight with the front sight and your target. With a scope, you simply have to line up your crosshairs with the target. Scopes also magnify, so your target appears closer enabling you to make a much more precise shot.
Shop through the top brands in optics for scopes from Bushnell, Leupold and Nikon.