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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-27-2011, 06:52 PM Thread Starter
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Peep sights

I am thinking of putting a Williams peep sight on a Marlin 336. Which one is recommended, the WGRS or the 5D? Midway has the WGRS on sale for $26.99 in new flyer. I was on Williams sight and both are ok on a 336.

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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-27-2011, 08:05 PM
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Re: Peep sights

I have the WGRS , I like it.
Doubt it would hold up to a beating , but then again I ain't planning on giving it a beating so it's worked out fine.
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Re: Peep sights

Do you want to try a Skinner Peep?

Skinner Peep Sights

I have one on my 444, but I just don't shoot it well enough for my liking(not the peeps fault....it's the guy behind the trigger!). I have at least one(maybe two) fiber optic front sights to go with it as well. PM me if you're interested. It's on the rifle right now and I plan to scope it instead for next bear season.

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Re: Peep sights

the 5D sight is poorly made. when it was introduced, it was acalled 5D by Williams because it stood for 5 dollars, it was the least expensive sight sold then. It is a friction lock with no accurate way to incrementally move for adjustments. you sort of lossen the friction hold and guess/hope how far it will move.

Get a receiver sight that has a threaded adjustment. I like the Lyman receivers better, much better quality. Look at the Lyman 66 receiver sight, it is accurate, easy to sight-in and maintains its setting forever.

http://www.lymanproducts.com/lyman/s...eiver-peep.php
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Re: Peep sights

Harry,
I almost fell off my chair when I saw the retail price of the Lyman 66. I remember when it was a third of that price.

I've been thinking of either a Skinner or Lyman for my .444. Peeps just seem to look the part on a lever gun. The Skinner seems trim and sits on the top, but adjustments aren't incremental. Guess you get what you pay for these days.
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Re: Peep sights

I've used older 5Ds on Marlins with no problems. Set 'em and forget 'em. Still have one on a 1950s vintage 336SC in 35 Rem.

My deal, is removing the aperture and using it as a ghost ring of sorts. With the loads I shoot, the full front brass bead at 6 o'clock in the "ring", is dead-on at 100 yards (benched). The bead centered in the "ring", puts it on at about 150 yards.

Not a problem thus far, because the longest shot at a deer, has been about 90 yards. That'un keeled at the shot. So have the others shot with it since then.

Very quick acquisition on moving deer with that set up and I've come to love it. Same set up worked pretty well on the M444 I had for years, too.

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I ordered the WGRS from Midway, hope these old eyes can use it, if not will let a youngster borrow it.

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Re: Peep sights

Ahhh the old days of the "meat sight"...

When my eyes were still good, I loved the old 5D on both my Marlin 336 and an Ithaca Deerslayer.

And I never had any trouble with it moving once I set it..

If you have never shot with a peep, you would be amazed at how well most people can shoot. The eye centers naturally in the rear peep.. a mere shadow.. all you have to do is put the bead on target.

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I decided to start enjoying them again some years ago, while I still can. Part of the reason I only hunt baldies with iron sights.

Having a nifty pair of 8x30 Leupold Yosemites for the past few years, also goes along nicely with peep/irons. They're so light, sometimes I forget they're around my neck and inside my coat.

Started with irons over 50 years ago, never hunted deer with a scoped rifle until the late 70s.

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Re: Peep sights

I wouldn't mind having one of those Marlin Guide Guns...The 4570 with just the Ghost Rings on it..I do like to sit in heavy cover at times to hunt deer.. That would be neat taking one without a scope on the gun...
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