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Greetings all! I am new to the form, but not new to guns or handloading...been doing both since I was a kid (about forty years). Anyway, here's the deal. Just bought a 1895 & love it but...even with the rear sight elevated to it's highest position it's about 3 inches low & I can't raise it with the load. I've got two loads for two diffrent purposes, both shooting great & contacting paper at the same exact spot, so I'm going to go with these two loads since they will give the desired results with same point of aim & no sight adjustments. I do not wish to scope it, I've got plenty of scoped rifles which will group sub-moa at a hundred or more. Though they are great, I don't wish to change to peep or ghost ring sights. I simply wish to find a replacement elevation slider which is taller by one or to clicks. It can be a aftermarket replacement for the 336/1895 (or any other rifle) which will not require modification but which would be a direct replacement. Anybody run into this & know of a cure? Thanks so much & thanks for keeping the art of shooting alive!
 

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Hey there RoboElf -- Welcome to Marlin Owners. Is there any reason you can't change out your front sight to a shorter one? Might try checking out Skinner Sights in the industry partners section and getting a tall-ish sight from him. You can file it off until your point of impact and rear sight elevator are where you want them. Hope this helps. Best regards. Wind
 

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Welcome to Marlin Owner's!!! :)

Can to tell us more about your 1895??

Which style 1895 model do you have?
Is it new?
What's the barrel length?

What was distance of your target when you hitting 3" low?
 

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Welcome to MO. You are the 2nd person to post that issue here in the last year or so. That very same thing happened to me when I had my local gunsmith replace my broken buckhorn rear sight. He replaced it with a marlin buckhorn made for their 3030. I could not get it to shoot higher than 3" low at 100 yds. Called marlin about the issue and they sent me a new buckhorn at no cost. This solved the problem. Since then replaced the buckhorn sight with a ghost ring and never looked back - huge improvement in target acquisition and sight alignment speed.
 

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Thanks all. It's a new, out of the box 1895GBL. I was working some initial loads here in the front yard & shooting off of the pinic table. Distance was only about 35 yards. I know it's possible that the line of sight vs bullet travel haven't "met up" yet & I've yet to bench it at 50 yards, but with sights that low on the barrel I doubt bullet trajctory will rise to line of sight at 50 yards.
 

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Had the same problem with my new gbl, using 43 grains of 3031 and 405 cast flat nose it shot 3-4 inch low at 50 yards.
Factory jacketed 405 grain bullets shot about 6 inch high with the sight set on the highest setting.
Call Marlin and tell them and ask them to send you the medium and high rear leafs.



Fixed the issue with mine with the med. on the third from the top notch but after putting a peep on i found my barrel was not indexed proper so it`s on the way back to Marlin. ::)
 

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Thanks to all. Got ahold of Marlin & they're sending me the med & high rear leaf..I've no doubt that'll do it! Thanks again!
 

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Sorry it took so long for me to re-post resluts, my computer died! So: I got the replacement high rear leafs that Pitchy suggested & it's perfect now (thank you!). Marlin mailed 'em to me at about twelve bucks (US) for all tree. I could've used the high & set the elevation ramp to low, but opted for the mid & put the elevation ramp to medimum for more adjustability. I haven't got to travel to the range yet, but here in the front yard, at a distance of about 35 to 40 yards, on the third move I punched the red dot on paper with both my 300gr HollowPoint and my 350gr Interlock load. I'm calling that good until I can get to bench it at 50 yards. I know it can reach much further, but I've got a target scoped 270 WSM for "reaching out there". I'm keeping my 45/70 with factory iron sights for some of the heavy brush places we have here. I've also got a 336 that I've had in box for a few months. I'm thinking of digging it out now that I've got some extra leafs, working a load & having both calibers available for fixed sight brush guns. Thanks a mint to all!
 

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Glad it worked out for you, i used the middle leaf on my GBL too and have it set on the second notch from the top to hit right on at 100 yards shooting a 405 cast over 45 grains of 3031.
I have since put a Williams peep on it, the one that mounts using the rear scope ring holes.
 

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I just got to shoot my GBL yesterday for the first time and it was shooting about 6" high at 50 yds. I moved the elevator down and it was hitting right where it is supposed to. I was shooting off of a lead sled to eliminate my shaky self. I was shooting rem 405 factory loads. I don't know which buckhorn I have but am very pleased with the way it shoots.

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Mine shot 6 inch hight at 50 yards with factory loads also but with hotter reloads it dropped too four inch low with the same setting.
 

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Hi guys, I have the 1895 GS and have the medium on it, have it set at the 2nd notch from the top, dead on at 100 yds.....just wanted to check it out...I have a 1 pc leupold qr mount on mine, with bushnel 2x7x32 scope on mine...

BTW my serial # is MR 07 ******** gun shoots just great love it more than my 338 :)...Lou
 
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