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Recently upgraded my Marlin 1894 SS with a full length XS scout rail. Already having bought the ghost ring sight (with integral post) I just bought the rail alone (60$) instead of the entire system including rear sight and front sight (150$).

Sighting in the scope went like a dream. It was almost dead on from the beginning. When sighting in the ghost ring, however, I did not manage to get it low enought to centre. Groups were about 4-6 inches hight at 70yds with the aperature at lowest possible position.

So my question is, is the front sight that comes with the scout system package higher than the standard XS ghost sight for the 1894/336?

Anyone had the same experience?

http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/pid=31861/avs%7CManufacturer_1=XS%20SIGHT%20SYSTEMS/Product/MARLIN_1894_1895_336_308MX_LEVER_RAIL_SIGHT_SYSTEM
 

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rifleman1981 said:
Recently upgraded my Marlin 1894 SS with a full length XS scout rail. Already having bought the ghost ring sight (with integral post) I just bought the rail alone (60$) instead of the entire system including rear sight and front sight (150$).

Sighting in the scope went like a dream. It was almost dead on from the beginning. When sighting in the ghost ring, however, I did not manage to get it low enought to centre. Groups were about 4-6 inches hight at 70yds with the aperature at lowest possible position.

So my question is, is the front sight that comes with the scout system package higher than the standard XS ghost sight for the 1894/336?

Anyone had the same experience?

http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/pid=31861/avs%7CManufacturer_1=XS%20SIGHT%20SYSTEMS/Product/MARLIN_1894_1895_336_308MX_LEVER_RAIL_SIGHT_SYSTEM
I believe XS has a few different heights. If you're hitting high, you need a TALLER front sight.
 

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Well, they have a few different heights for front sight inserts, but are the INTEGRAL front sights all the same heights?
 

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I believe the rear sights for the rail are different than for without. at least for the 1895's anyway
 

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Obviously you bought the 'integral' rear sight, correct? I know you stated that, just making sure.
The integral sits inside the milled pocket of the full length rail.

With that being said, I measured my front sight (I have the same system on my 1895 MXLR). From the top of the barrel to the top of the front post measured .510" or .515" -somewhere right in there.

If your rear post is 'bottomed out', do you have room to file off a few thousandths from the bottom of the post?

I installed an XS sight system on an 1894 44 mag and I had the same problem. 3"-4" high at 50 yards and about 1' high at 100 yards with Win 240 JSP's..
I filed about a 1/16" off of the bottom of the rear post and it solved the elevation problem, as I was able to lower the rear post more.

You just gotta be careful so you can thread it back into the base.
 

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Thank you guys for replying,

Prolem fixed: I emailed the guys (Bo Wallace) over at XS asking what to do, and they (without me asking) promised to send me a higher replacment front sight, free of charge!! (should also mention that I live in Norway, so the shipping costs would be extra).

Now that's great customer service.
 

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rifleman1981 said:
Thank you guys for replying,

Prolem fixed: I emailed the guys (Bo Wallace) over at XS asking what to do, and they (without me asking) promised to send me a higher replacment front sight, free of charge!! (should also mention that I live in Norway, so the shipping costs would be extra).

Now that's great customer service.
That's great. Hope all works out.
 
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