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Old 07-16-2011, 08:22 AM
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Picked up a couple of nice new toys - both in very nice overall condition.

1953 Marlin 336 SC
Pre-64 Ted Williams (Sears / Winchester 94).

Adds to my modest collection of a 1979 336 which I have come to LOVE!

The 336 SC is set up for peep sights. Can anyone tell me about peep sights? I have never used them and not sure I see the point.
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Old 07-16-2011, 08:28 AM
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to use peep sights just look through it,put the front sight on your target and fire. (Don't try to focus on the peep just look through it.)
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Old 07-16-2011, 08:47 AM
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The intent is to just narrow your field of vision to focus to align on the front sight? I would assume an adjustable rear peep sight is to set a range of focus?
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An adjustable peep sight is to align the sights properly on the target. As said above, using the aprature requires focus on the front sight blade. The eye has a natural tendency to center objects when looking through the opening. Rear sight and target are a bit out of focus since you can only focus on one object at a time. Don't worry about this fact - just keep the front blade in focus and your target will center.

Takes a bit of practice.
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Try a williams peep sight on the 336. If you have good eyes you can get near scope accuracy with a peep/post combination. Alas my eyes are not that good anymore......
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Old 07-16-2011, 11:45 AM
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Alas... my eyes have continued to go bad as well... industrial strength transition lenses on both ends of the spectrum makes open sights a growing challenge to focus...

I can still ring the 6" steel target at 100yrds pretty constantly so in the deep scrub woods of SW OR skid tails I still enjoy using the open sights. I just have to make sure and carry small binoculars so I can make sure thems horns and not tree branches over that deer's head. Sighting on the black bears is not as much of an issue...

I will probably try the noted peep sights if nothing more than for the education. Thanks!
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Old 07-17-2011, 04:02 AM
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Peeps are the way to go for failing eyes. Target fuzzy, peep gone, front sight clear. Bulls eye. I sight mine in for a direct hit on top of the front post at 50 yds. My 44 mag hits 4 inches low at 100 yds. Groups are about 6 inches so it is really hard to tell. I love carrying the rifle to hunt. Scopes were made for bolt rifles. If you have a true peep with small aperture you will get good results. I use a ghost ring but have put a piece of vacuum tube in it to make a small opening. It is threaded for screw in apertures but the tube is all you need. Works great.
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[Pre-64 Ted Williams (Sears / Winchester 94).]


FWIW, all Sears-branded Winchester Model 94's (incl Ted Williams) are post-64, none pre-64.

Sears & Winchester contracted for them first in 1964, and AFAIK the Sears guns were all discontinued when Sears stopped selling firearms, about 1973.

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Old 07-23-2011, 04:14 AM
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Try a williams peep sight on the 336. If you have good eyes you can get near scope accuracy with a peep/post combination. Alas my eyes are not that good anymore......
Midway sells the Williams Guide Receiver Sight (WGRS) with a Firesight front. The peep helps, the fiber optic front helps a LOT. I have a Lyman receiver sight on my 336, and a WGRS on my M7600 Whelen.

The Lyman is easier to adjust, the WGRS is much more compact, and costs about half as much. Both do the same thing for your shooting.

With open sights I can see well enough to shoot a 6" group at 50yds. With a peep, I can usually do 3"-4" at 100yds.
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