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Peep Sights for Marlin 336?

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by MasterDisaster, Nov 8, 2012.

  1. MasterDisaster

    MasterDisaster Hillsboro, OR Member

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    Hey guys, just finished staining and refinishing my old 1970 Marlin 336a but I want to replace the bullhorns with a peep sight. I am currently deciding between the Williams WGRS and the Williams 5D.

    Anyone use these peeps? Have a preference for one over the other, or know of a different one in the same price range. All feedback appreciated, thanks.
     
  2. KalamaMark

    KalamaMark Kalama Wa Well-Known Member

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    I shot my first deer in 1982 with a Marlin 336 chambered in .35 Remington equipped with the Williams 5d setup. I've equipped an 1895 Guide Gun with a similar setup.

    I prefer the long radius peep setup over buckhorn irons. I prefer a good scope over a peep setup.

    That said, you'd be hard pressed to find a better setup ideally matched for the intent of your rifle than the Williams 5d rear... Damn near perfect with a fiber optic Firesight front. As I recall, there are a few options for the rear peep insert aperture size so you can dial in the perfect balance of quick target acquisition and precision.

    The other setup seems more compact and svelte... But I like the windbags and elevation screw adjustments of the 5d.
     
  3. Twodogs

    Twodogs portland Or Active Member

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    I've got a skinner peep sight on my .44 Mag marlin I realy like it.
     
  4. RVTECH

    RVTECH LaPine Well-Known Member

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    I recently took the 5D off my Marlin 39 and installed it on my '68 Winchester 94 (got lucky - same sideplate holes) and an instant reduction in group size. I only had a few rounds at the time so I need get out and fine tune it but the initial results were great. I may look into a different front sight but the stock front seems to work well. Now I need to get two more - one to replace the robbed one and another for my Winchester AE .357.
     
  5. Izzy

    Izzy Oakridge Active Member

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    Love the 5D, I have them on all our 336's!
     
  6. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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  7. Mecanik

    Mecanik La Center Active Member

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    Go with the 5d you wont be disappointed.