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Post by dartfreak75 on Wed Nov 16, 2011 7:46 pm

hey guys i was wondering if any one here has any experance with the williams peep sights since iv got another deer rifle (30-06) im thinking about making my marlin 336sc 35 rem into a iron sighted target/range gun i never really liked hunting it any ways its just way to pretty to beat up i killed a deer with it now im gonna retire it to range duties only it curently has a 4-12x40 bushnell scope and is shoting 1 1/2 groups at a 100 yards i thought it would be fun to make an iron sight target gun out of it are the williams 5d any count there 34 bucks at midway and i can use the stock hooded front sight with it thanks guys!
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Post by Reload3006 on Wed Nov 16, 2011 8:53 pm

Williams was the name in peep sites for more years than i can remember. I haven't looked at any in quite a while as I can't see good enough anymore to use open sites. But Lyman and Williams were the go to peeps. Williams IMO was far better than Lyman.
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Post by chingachkook on Wed Nov 16, 2011 10:52 pm

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Post by dartfreak75 on Thu Nov 17, 2011 11:50 am

thanks yea i was looking at them too i like them cause they come with the front sight do you know if you can use the hood with there front sight?
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Post by chingachkook on Thu Nov 17, 2011 1:30 pm

dartfreak75 wrote:thanks yea i was looking at them too i like them cause they come with the front sight do you know if you can use the hood with there front sight?

Yes, you can use the hood, but I don't because with my old eyes I want that front sight to gather as much available light as is possible. Or when you order the sight order the sight hood with the open top as well. I believe that hood is actually for one of the Marlin .22 rifles, but it will fit your front sight ramp. I know because I did and it does work, but I didn't use it because as I said I want all the light I can get on that front sight.

The FP sight is a better design with adjustments that have lock screws on them and they are click adjustable.

Good luck!
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Post by chingachkook on Thu Nov 17, 2011 1:36 pm

Hey Dart, one thing I forgot to mention, you do realize that front sight has to be fitted to your ramp dovetail? Pretty simple fit actually... If you order the sight set and don't know how to fit it let me know and I will try my best to explain how to fit it to you.
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Post by dartfreak75 on Thu Nov 17, 2011 1:39 pm

ok thanks do you fit it with a shim?
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Post by chingachkook on Thu Nov 17, 2011 2:09 pm

No not usually unless the ramp dovetail is oversize. This video should help you understand the fitting process.



When driving the front sight out drive it from right to left with the muzzle pointed away from you and put something under the ramp to support it because Marlin ramps have tiny screws holding them on and have been known to shear the screws. When installing the new front sight drive it left to right with the muzzle pointed away from you.
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Post by dartfreak75 on Thu Nov 17, 2011 2:41 pm

lol i watched that same video i think i got a good idea on what to do i tried posting a min ago but my computer froze
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Post by chingachkook on Thu Nov 17, 2011 7:28 pm

dartfreak75 wrote:lol i watched that same video i think i got a good idea on what to do i tried posting a min ago but my computer froze

Okay then, if you have an understanding of how to fit the sight then you're halfway done before you begin. Just remember to only remove a small amount of metal at a time and try the part. Don't forget when driving the old sight off and/or the new sight on to put something like a toothbrush handle or a small block of wood under the ramp to give it support.

Good luck with your new project.
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Post by dartfreak75 on Fri Nov 18, 2011 3:00 am

thanks if and when i go that route il keep ya updated thanks for your help!
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Post by chingachkook on Fri Nov 18, 2011 9:29 am

You are welcome.
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