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I didd some 300 and 400 yard shooting over the weekend and found out a guy really needs a taaall rear sight to connect at those distances.
All of my Marlins look like they will take some drilling & tapping to install a tang sight and I'd rather not go that route.
The Williams peeps I've seen take a lot of fiddling with screws to adjust and may not be high enough.
Are there other options out there like a barrel or receiver mounted ladder sight?
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twodot,

Check with the Parson at the skinner sight sticky in our Industry Pardners section.

The Parson was working on a ladder sight that mounted to the Marlin's reciever. ;) I don't know if he has it up for production/sales yet.

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The Lyman 66 has a push button on the side you can do a quick adjust and they have a pretty good range.

I have two zeroes on most of my Marlins using the Lyman 66 the first is my high power 100 yd zero on the bottom, the next is a scribed line for low powered cast bullets, then another for 200yd for the high power.

This also works great on my .22 one zero at the bottom sighted in at 65yds the next a scribe line for 100yds.

You can't beat a mounted tang sight for long ranges, it takes one hole but worth it.
 

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Personally, I'd rethink about the tang sight. I have used them and they are far superior to the ladder type sights, especially when you're reaching out there to 400yds and beyond. There's a reason the BPCR crowd swears by them.
 

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Twodot: I have to agree with handirifle. Potential accuracy is increased by using a tang sight. That increases the sight radius (distance from the front sight to the rear sight). If you have antique Marlins, the top tang should already be drilled & tapped (usually with filler screws in place). I don't think I'm supposed to refer you to a specific dealer, but there are several who sell such sights with the proper hole spacing for a Marlin.
I don't yet have photo capability or I'd show you the vernier style tang sight I just installed on my Marlin model 1893 in 38-55 made in 1906. Also put a globe sight with interchangeable inserts on the front.

Good Luck & Best Wishes!
Hank M.
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The tang sights are the best but if you want to stick with the Williams then you can order a set of target knobs to adjust more quickly and no tools needed unless you lock the sight in one possition. I leave mine loose.
 
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