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Old 11-30-2007, 07:05 PM
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i have a bushnell 4x scope on low mounts on my 336. it's a great shooter!
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Old 11-30-2007, 09:24 PM
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I have a Leupold M8 4x on my Marlin 336. Good luck.
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Old 11-30-2007, 10:47 PM
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I just can't see yall liking the see-thru scope mounts. They raise the scope so high it's impossible to acchive a good cheek weld,it totally throws a person off for quick accurate shooting,AND THE MAN ALREADY SAID HE'S TRIED SEE-THRU MOUNTS AND DIDN'T LIKE THEM!
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Old 11-30-2007, 11:16 PM
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I scoped my Win 94 30-30 this year and liked it. I used a Bushnell Banner 1.75-4 Shotgun scope. I cranked it down when bushwackin and turned it up when sittin. I used the same scope on my Knight ML and had no problem with 150+ shots. With the Hornady ammo you would have an easy 200 yard gun or a 10 yarder.
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Old 11-30-2007, 11:21 PM
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I just can't see yall liking the see-thru scope mounts. They raise the scope so high it's impossible to acchive a good cheek weld,it totally throws a person off for quick accurate shooting,AND THE MAN ALREADY SAID HE'S TRIED SEE-THRU MOUNTS AND DIDN'T LIKE THEM!
Yeah, I hate the darned things too. There is no reason to use the open sights if you have a functional scope mounted, and no reason to leave a non-functional scope mounted to a rifle. Better to carry an allen wrench with your gear to remove the scope if needed, or invest in a quick-detach scope mounting system.

My suggestion for a compromise if you don't really want to mount a scope would be to mount an aperature (peep) sight on the receiver. One with click adjustments is the best if you want to be able to easily change settings, but the ones that lock in place with a screw are simpler and somewhat tougher. Make sure you get one with multiple sized aperatures so you can taylor the aperature opening to the conditions.

Both Lyman and Williams make good aperature sights that will mount right up to your receiver. If I'm not mistaken, the 336's are pre-drilled and tapped for a receiver sight.

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Old 11-30-2007, 11:32 PM
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Oh, and a peep sight would easily allow 150+ yard shots with a little practice, as long as your eyesight is good (even with glasses).

In the Marine Corps, we shot at the 500 meter line with open peep sights (I was in before they started issuing the A4 uppers with various non-iron "sight systems" to anybody but SOCOM troops and a handful of MEU-SOC guys). With a good sling and shooting position it is quite do-able.

A little trick with peep sights is to use a lighter and black out the front sight with soot. Makes it a lot easier to see clearly and line up more precisely.

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Old 12-01-2007, 01:27 AM
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No see through rings. Go to XS Sights http://www.xssights.com/ and look at their ghost ring sights. They're really fast to acquire and you can mount the scope rail in addition if you reallly want a scope. My opinion is if it's a designated brush gun no scope. Maybe a Bushnell Holosight or something like that would be sufficient and if mounted in addition to the XS Sights you could remove it and use the ghost rings in a pinch. Dead battery etc...
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Old 12-01-2007, 06:29 AM
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we have a 336 30-30 with the "peek-a-boo" scope mounts and a 4 power scope on it , works well and has killed plenty of deer!
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Old 12-01-2007, 06:43 AM
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Wonder how many more it would have gotten if you had a good setup with corresponding confidence?
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Old 12-01-2007, 07:57 AM
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I have a XS leverrail and Zeiss Conquest 3-9x40mm in Leupold PWR rings on my Marlin 336, and it is still a great "woods" gun. With LeverEvolution ammo, it is a proven killer too.
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