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Thread: Improving lever gun sights - red dot, ghost ring or fixed power scope?

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    Improving lever gun sights - red dot, ghost ring or fixed power scope?

    I recently bought a marlin 336 in 30-30 as a bush only gun.

    Looking to improve the sights, what have others done either ghost ring, red dot or fixed power scope.

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    I replaced the standard sight on my Rossi 92 44 mag with Skinner aperture sights.

    I see they do a similar set for the Marlin 336
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    I like the skinner sight and on my little Rossi it's great for in close tight bush shooting.

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    I'd go with a fixed 2.5x scope or a 1.5-5x vari.
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    I would go with a 1x4 power scope mounted on top of an AR.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MassiveAttack View Post
    I would go with a 1x4 power scope mounted on top of an AR.
    you would!

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    Quote Originally Posted by P38 View Post
    @scottrods

    I replaced the standard sight on my Rossi 92 44 mag with Skinner aperture sights.

    I see they do a similar set for the Marlin 336
    1895 Sight

    I like the skinner sight and on my little Rossi it's great for in close tight bush shooting.

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    Pete
    Did you get one with rear wings?

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    I got the model 92 sight that fits into the existing sights dovetail

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    I use a Trijicon RMR Red Dot Sight on my 45/70 lever gun, it's fast acquiring and works well, if the red dot is on it out to 100 Yards, its getting hit by the 400gn freight train
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    Aperture (ghost ring) or red dot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dama dama View Post
    Aperture (ghost ring) or red dot.
    had ghost rings, love the red dot as it not too critical where your head is in relation to the sights
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    Quote Originally Posted by MassiveAttack View Post
    I would go with a 1x4 power scope mounted on top of an AR.
    You've got it completely arse about face again. You really should get the 1-4 and mount an AR under the scope.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DAF View Post
    I use a Trijicon RMR Red Dot Sight on my 45/70 lever gun, it's fast acquiring and works well, if the red dot is on it out to 100 Yards, its getting hit by the 400gn freight train
    that maybe so, but trijicons are big coin. Maybe a vortex will suffice

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    Quote Originally Posted by scottrods View Post
    you would!
    What can I say, I have good taste in fashionable firearms.

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    Hard to beat a red dot sight for speed
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    I found myself switching between the ghost ring sights and the red dot but still wasn't happy so, Isettled on a 2.5x scope, covers all bases from point blank out to 200yds.
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