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I just installed an XS Lever Rail with Integral Ghost Ring sights.
Not only does it look awesome it shoots great too! I opted for the larger aperture vs. the smaller one (the kit came with 2).
The top of the rail to the top of the peep measured .525" high. SO - if I want to mount a scope in the traditional fashion any ring that measured at least .535" high would work (medium or medium-high?) - Maybe a little higher depending on the size of your ocular bell and how you like your scope set up for your eye relief.

Install was easy. I few swipes on my file to the bottom of the dovetail mounting piece and it tapped right in. It came with Blue thread locker for the lever rail install. You will need red thread locker for the front sight, though.

The front sight fits both .700" CTC and 1.00" CTC screw holes. My 1895MXLR has 1.00" CTC holes. The kit included a really nice filler stud for the hole not being used. Just apply red locker to it and screw it in place - it makes a nice flush filler so the sight does not have an ugly unused hole in it.

I applied red locker in a thin coat to the bottom of the front sight and to the two screws. That baby aint movin'!

A 360 turn of the aperture gives roughly 1" of movement at 100 yards with a 24" sight radius. The same movement is permitted with a 90 turn of either windage screw. To turn the aperture you loosen 1 windage screw 1 full turn - adjust your elevation and retighten the same windage screw.
Windage is adjusted by loosening the screw in the direction you want to move the bullet impact. If you want to move the impact left, loosen the left screw first. You then tighten the opposite screw into the post. This moves the aperture dovetail in the desired direction.

The sight radius on my MXLR is 26".
I sighted in at 15 yards to get on paper. I was shooting Rem 405's at 1950 fps. The first shot was a bit low and right. One full revolution up on the aperture and one and one half turns of the left screw - tightened the right windage screw - BINGO!!!
The 45 caliber bullet took out the dime sized bullseye on the box I was shooting at.

I moved the target to 25 yards and fired a 3 round group. 1 BIG ragged hole in the bullseye! ;D

This is a very well made product and I highly recommend it to someone looking for really good primary sights with secondary mounting options OR a scoped mounting solution with REALLY GOOD backup sights.

I just bought this camera tonight, so bear with me. I will get GOOD pictures tomorrow.







 

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Looks very good on a laminate stock and stainless barrel.
 

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Nice.
 

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Sweet! I have that same set-up on two of my Marlins, my 336 XLR .30-30 and my 1895 SBL. Love it. 8)
 

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When I pick up my 336 XLR (it's on layaway) it's getting the same system.

It looks nice and clean, comes to the eye just right and still allows me to shoot small groups at reasonable ranges. Plus it's FAST! Great for things that bite and scratch (or declare Jihad!).

;D

CKB - I love the 'Proud to be an Infidel' avatar. My friend has a t shirt that says that in Arabic with big gold letters. ;)
 
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