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    Peep sights.

    Hi All after shooting my 336w I was thinking about joining a group here in town that shoots steel and where I am not having good luck hitting any thing I was thinking about going to peep sights. Are they better?? I would like not to have to put a new front sight on it. I know most of the people that shoot there have gone to some kind of peep sights but I have not talked to them yet.
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    Lots of good ones on the market. Lyman, Williams, skinner. They all work good. Now they is no guarantee that you will shoot betterwith then. All your fundamentals need to be solid. I prefer them though and I feel that I do better with them. Sometimes you need to change the front sight and sometimes you do not but to have the optimal adjustment range left in the sight you will likely need a new front sight.
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    Hello. I'm a big proponent of Peep sights. Have Skinners on my rifles that don't have optics. However, there is no guarantee that if you replace your factory iron sight that you won't have change the front sight also. Sometimes you don't, sometimes you do. If you're considering Skinner, His website has very good reading about the process and it's not difficult but that's just the chance you take if you change rear sights. I don't know if the other makes can promise you won't have to change the front sight. Either way, it's a good way to go. Good luck.

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    The Lyman and Williams peep sights should work with your existing front sight. One less thing to worry about!
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    Skinner sights aren't the best for hit steel at various distances.
    A Williams 336 FP/tk or a Lyman. The Williams you will need to get a taller front sight. Probly need one just with the stock iron sights.
    The Red/Green firesight set works . Did for me on two 336 rifles.
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    I like a Lyman 66LA with a SMALL Williams "Twilight" aperture and a brass BEAD front sight, have that setup on a couple of rifles, they ARE ACCURATE!
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    I have the XS Lever Rail on mine, love it.

    These old eyes cant pick up the ramp sight anymore.
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    I have lever rifles with the Williams FP as well as the skinner. I paired them with Skinners Bear Buster front sights. I prefer the white blaze to the small white bead. I have also used the XS ghost ring hunting sights and would think that would be perfect for quick accurate shots at steel targets. I would suggest starting at 25-30 yards on a bench rest. Get dialed in and really comfortable with the rifles trigger and confident in yourself and the rifle. Then work on the free hand stuff.

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    I have a couple rifles with peeps now, as well as a 444 with Skinner Wing Sights (also a peep, but meant to be more rugged than refined).
    I do like the peeps, but generally shoot better with the aluminum Williams buckhorn and bead that originally came on a 2002 336W.
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    I have a Savage 340 with a Williams peep that I love, my 53 SC had peeps. Took them off and could out shoot most with irons. I'm stubborn,I will end up duct taping binoculars to thing to the hunt.
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