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    Sharpshooter

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    Marlin 336 action work

    Is there anyone in Indiana known for action work on Marlin lever actions? I put mine on paper for the first time this week and I noticed the trigger to have some grittiness to it. I'm also considering a peep sight or a 1-4X scope. My groups were 4-5 inches but my sights obscured the bull at 100 yds. I had somewhat of a group about 1.5-2 inches low so I moved the elevator 1 notch up and then groups were about 3-4 inches high. Suggestions?

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    How many rounds have you put down range? Your action will smooth out after a bit of use. But for a local gunsmith experienced in this particular rifle, I got nothing.

    For peep sights there are many options. Lyman makes the quintessential tang sight and a very nice receiver mounted peep sight. Skinner also makes several peep sights that looks right at home on the 336 ... and they work!

    If you do go with a new rear sight, you might also have to change out the front sight.

    If you want a scope, give Alan Alcorn at A&A Optics a call ... he'll get you all set up.

    Final thought ... use the spring steel "rear sight" from the factory to fashion a dovetail blank ... that's about all they're truly good for.

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    Tetsu ōkami Ruger_Ronin's Avatar

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    Quote Originally Posted by TJ Kackowski View Post
    How many rounds have you put down range? Your action will smooth out after a bit of use. But for a local gunsmith experienced in this particular rifle, I got nothing.

    For peep sights there are many options. Lyman makes the quintessential tang sight and a very nice receiver mounted peep sight. Skinner also makes several peep sights that looks right at home on the 336 ... and they work!

    If you do go with a new rear sight, you might also have to change out the front sight.

    If you want a scope, give Alan Alcorn at A&A Optics a call ... he'll get you all set up.

    Final thought ... use the spring steel "rear sight" from the factory to fashion a dovetail blank ... that's about all they're truly good for.
    This^. How many rounds have been through the rifle.

    Love my Skinner peep on my 30aw. You WILL need a taller front post if you do this or any peep.
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    Look up Wild West trigger on the internet, it's an easy aftermarket install that works on all 336 based actions. I have it on all of my hunting Marlins.
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    The trigger will likely get smoother with use. As far as sights, Ranger Point Precision makes some nice ones as does Skinner.
    Medium speed. Moderate drag.

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    And being a classic rifle, if scoped it ought to have a classic looking optic.

    Read: not some large eyepiece import

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    Sharpshooter

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    I was thinking about a 1x-4x from either Leupold or Burris. I'm pretty much sold on Leupold.

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    Grandmaster snorko's Avatar

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    I have some Skinner winged sights on a 336. Accurate with 4"-5" groups out to 100 yds. Also has a burris fastfire to enrage the traditionalists. I have thought about going with a scout scope like I have on my 1894 but since it is a very old model, the spacing on the rear sight dovetail and receiver holes does not match up with the preferred XS scout rail.

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    Marksman

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    Here is one used by a lot of SASS shooters: Lassiter (Tom) 937-687-1039 He's in Ohio.

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