I acquired a Model 1908 Mauser in 7x57. The bore is terrible and the barrel will be replaced and chambered in 7x57. I don't want to alter or replace the safety and I will keep the original stock. The fore end was shortened and reshaped and the stock feels good to me. Since the stock and safety won't work with a scope the gunsmith threw out the suggestion of mounting a red dot on the front receiver ring. Having used red dots I'm not against the idea, but I would like to get some input on it. Hunting conditions are typical of the west side of Oregon, I don't encounter long shots. Is this sight a viable option?