I'm a contractor by trade, and I see this issue daily.Designers are not often the users and marketing wags the dog.
I've seen plenty of front sight hoods that have a hole drilled in the top to allow better lighting on the front sight post.I agree, but banging your front sight against a tree on a hunt can put a damper on things too. I've seen enough bent-in 336 front hoods to know why they do it.
My lever action sports a gold bead and a bullseye rear sight . I believe Midway carried them at one time. For me I have found it to be very quick to acquire and accurate.I've seen plenty of front sight hoods that have a hole drilled in the top to allow better lighting on the front sight post.
I actually enjoy the hoods, if they have the cut-out.
You mean like having to remove the air mass meter so you can take the cover off of the air cleaner housing so you can remove the back half of the air cleaner housing, so you can remove the battery and a fuse panel housing so you can remove the lower battery box so you can tighten a radiator hose clamp? That is what I did after dinner this evening.I'm a contractor by trade, and I see this issue daily.
Anytime you see the term "field fit" in the installation instructions you know you're about to have loads of fun.
Light fixtures, plumbing fixtures, small appliances like range hoods, bath exhaust fans...
designers and engineers should be required BY LAW to successfully install their own designs in a real-world type setting before allowing the products to market.
They wouldn't do a lot of things they do if they were on the other end...