Marlin guide gun peep sight.

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  1. 308 at my gate

    308 at my gate New Member

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    I installed a williams peep sight WGRS 336 on a marlin 1895 guide gun. I was wandering if anyone else has done this and if you had to change the front sight to a taller blade.
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    I suspect you would probably be OK with cast loads, but with full house jacket loads you may need a taller sight. Take her out a see where she prints. If it's too short she'll shoot high with your peep cranked all the way down.

    Keith
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    Thats it a good point you make concerning the loads I will be shooting. Right now I am starting out with 350 gr hornady rounds loaded to about 1800 fps. So I will print it and go from there.
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    FWIW, Every centerfire Marlin I ever peeped required a front sight blade about .10" higher than the issue height to zero properly.

    The POI will be too high @ 100yds, if the sight isn't changed - unless you're shooting very slow, heavy-bullet loads.

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    Thanks that is what I wanted to know. I suspected that was the case and you have confirmed it for me.
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    Top-mounted peeps, like the WGRS /XS/Skinner, will require a front sight even higher than a side-mounted peep, like an older FP/Lyman/Redfield/etc.

    If you've already shot the rifle, and have measured how high it is @ 100yds, you can use Brownell's Sight Height Calculator to figure what height front sight to order.

    http://www.brownells.com/aspx/NS/GunTech/sight.aspx

    That leaves you free to choose a sight material, like GoldBead/Ivory Bead/Fiber-Optic/etc.

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    I have not shot it yet because I am waiting for some new aperatures that I ordered from brownells. Thanks for the info. I did find a new front blade that was higher that I pulled from another rifle that I scoped. It fit good and I will try it out soon.
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