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Old 04-14-2012, 12:25   #1
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skinner sights on marlin 336

hey, just wanted to throw a little FYI your way on the skinner tactical sights i purchased not too long ago.

i wasn't a fan of the buckhorn sights on my 336 marlin ss. i just couldn't get comfortable with them, and i couldn't shoot all that well with them either.

in the end, i decided to go with the SKINNER TACTICAL PEEP SIGHT. and i am overall pretty happy with my choice. here is a link to skinner's sights.

Marlin peep sights

i asked the good folks at skinner not to carve "tactical" on the side of my sights and they happily honored that request. (i just thought having the work "tactical" on the side of a lever gun seemed a bit out of place.) the tactical version is really only a protected version of their standard peep sight.

there were a few hiccups along the way. i was told before purchase the front sight might be too low for it, but i hoped it wouldn't be problem for me. but it was

in the end, i had to order a higher front sight, and file it to fit. i considered this to be a bit of a PITA, but you must know i am a fan of "ready to fit" and "drop in" accessories, so for others it may be no problem.

in the end though....very worth it. i love this sight! it has removable apertures for different situations, it has a great windage adjustment (no banging on sight required ) the sight looks pretty good, and it's a good SS match to my gun.

most of all, it just makes the shooting so much easier and more fun for me. i put 3 shots together right around one inch at 50 yards with these new irons.
then, i busted up some canteolpes for fun. my marlin has always been my favorite looking and handling gun. now, it shoots as good as it looks.

i will also say skinner provides EXCELLENT customer service. don't hesitate if you are interested in their products.
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couple of pics of my skinner tactical sights.
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Very slick!!
I'm a big fan of Skinner sights also.
One of his neatest offerings is an aperture on a post threaded 8-48, i.e., it will thread directly into the rearmost factory mounting hole on the receiver. No windage adjustment, but it's really low, so you can have both a low-mounted scope and backup aperture sights.
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Old 04-14-2012, 18:15   #4
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Originally Posted by PigBat View Post
Very slick!!
I'm a big fan of Skinner sights also.
One of his neatest offerings is an aperture on a post threaded 8-48, i.e., it will thread directly into the rearmost factory mounting hole on the receiver. No windage adjustment, but it's really low, so you can have both a low-mounted scope and backup aperture sights.
thanks, i am happy with my new sights!

is this the sight you're talking about? i had actually considered this sight for my shotgun.

LO-Pro Sight

their express sights look cool also:

EXPRESS SIGHTS

and here are the tactical sights i purchased:

Tactical Sights

skinner has a great variety of products for levers.
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That's the one. I used a Lo-Pro (without the elevation locknut) as the rear scope base mounting screw on my first Guide Gun.
Granted, you have to zero it for one load, and do all your adjusting on the front sight, but the scope is as low as it's possible to get.

I just picked up another Guide Gun at a Sheriff's auction. It was going to get a Skinner Alaskan, but yours looks so slick with the Tactical that I may change my mind.
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Very nice! It definately looks like a part of the rifle.

Definately a heck of a lot cleaner looking than the Williams peep on my henry!
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Originally Posted by Pet-Rock View Post
Very nice! It definately looks like a part of the rifle.

Definately a heck of a lot cleaner looking than the Williams peep on my henry!
thanks, overall i'm really happy with it.
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Just picked up my first lever...a 1897 Texan .22. Might have to put one of these on it first thing. My buddy has one on his 30-30 and loves it.
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