I have a Williams 5-D on one rifle and a Lyman 66 on another and I highly prefer the Lyman. Easier adjustment and the ability to reference your zero setting and come back to it are the main reasons. Williams makes a Fool Proof sight which is similar to the Lyman 66, but I've never used it.
One point; make sure your rifle is drilled and tapped for a receiver sight, as not all of them are. If not, it's a simple operation for a gunsmith.
Hope you find one, they are really great! ID
Be aware that the newer lymans are like the williams in that they are currently made of an aluminum alloy. Sometimes i come across the older steel versions of the lyman, which i find more,o how can i say, quality! (the steel versions are a bit pricey, at least in my area) Apeture sights and lever guns go hand in hand, like frogs in a pond!
Thanks for the replies everyone. Well I ended up getting an all steel Redfield model. I had all three types side by side. All three were comparable so price was the factor. I'll try it out and see....Thanks again. Now to find a tang sight for my Savage 99F 308 with tip off scope mounts. The Lyman hunting peep/tang sight I have won't work in conjuntion with the tip offs as the peep adjustments are on the same side as the tip off.
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