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Cheese Man
February 5, 2000, 01:05 PM
Does anybody have any experience with the above mentioned sight on a Marlin lever of any kind? I've been told if I load up a hunting load for the gun, the sight will bite my hand.
Any help will be appreciated.

Cheese Man :confused:

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" IF YOU CAN'T HIT IT WITH SIX SHOTS, USE A CLUB!"

Art Eatman
February 5, 2000, 06:10 PM
Don't put your thumb across the sight when firing.

slabsides
February 6, 2000, 09:57 AM
I've always seen the tang sight as an accessory suitable only for very deliberate target panning. It interferes with a normal grip on the small of the stock; with the movement of the bolt, and is an invitation to eye injury if the arm is quickly shouldered without care or has heavy recoil. They are also a nuisance to adjust, often requiring shims to achieve proper windage. Lever actions do very well with receiver peep sights. I prefer to leave the tang style rear sight to the Creedmore shooters.
slabsides

Dave McC
February 6, 2000, 02:25 PM
I'd go for a receiver peep myself. But I may be biased, there's 7 guns here suitable for deer hunting and 5 of them have peep sights, including a coupla 870s.

Did have a tang site on a muzzleloader and a replica of a Rolling Block in 45-70. Don't recall hunting much with them tho.

Cheese Man
February 7, 2000, 04:02 PM
Gents,
Thanks, the general consensis seems to be forget the tang sight. I'm looking at peep sights now.

Cheese Man :cool:

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" IF YOU CAN'T HIT IT WITH SIX SHOTS, USE A CLUB!"