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This is a discussion on Marlins - Opinions on Front Sight Hoods? within the Lever Action forums, part of the Gun Forum category; Forgot to mention that mine has Williams Dovetail Firesight set, and the red rear and green front work great for my 69 year old eyes. ...


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Old August 11th, 2016, 07:09 AM   #16
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Forgot to mention that mine has Williams Dovetail Firesight set, and the red rear and green front work great for my 69 year old eyes. Add a Wild West trigger and you won't be sorry. I'd post pix of my 1894c(cowboy assault rifle), but it's a new computer, and I can't find the drive CD for my camera

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Old September 21st, 2016, 07:03 AM   #17
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About the first thing I do when I pull a rifle with a FS hood out of the box... take that hood off! Part of that is because the 2nd thing I do is mount a peep sight on the receiver... and the hood adds too much shadow and blurs the peep sight picture.

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Old September 21st, 2016, 07:04 AM   #18
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Old September 22nd, 2016, 04:41 AM   #19
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It may have been an old guy thing with me but I couldn't focus well on my front sight hood on or off.
I replaced my sights with a set of Truglo sights and on a good day I can make the holes touch shooting from a rest at 100 yds.
Here's an example but the one that got away slightly was my fault, not the guns.
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Old September 22nd, 2016, 06:19 AM   #20
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Good to protect from post or blade-bead. However, I do not use them on any of my Winchesters or Marlins. I have found them handy when shoot at a target at the range, but not helpful in the woods/thickets where I use my lever guns.
The ones I am familiar with for the Winchesters and Marlins simply slide into a grove and state affixed by spring-grip. Best not get real dependent on anything that can come off as easily as those do. Pull your rifle from a saddle boot a few times and the hood will most likely not be there.

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Old September 22nd, 2016, 03:38 PM   #21
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I lost the hood off of my carbon fiber stainless model 60. I know I had it when a started my snooze in the woods but lost it sometime there after. Numrich Arms tightened me up but I can see it being an on going problem.

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Old September 22nd, 2016, 05:23 PM   #22
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Have no use for a hood on the front sight. Did put a Williams rear peep sight on the receiver of my Marlin 1895 45-70. Made a lot of difference. -Lloyd

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Old September 22nd, 2016, 05:36 PM   #23
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I ended up pulling the hoods off of my rifles after putting the XS peeps on them


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Old October 13th, 2016, 05:34 PM   #24
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We do almost all our deer rifle hunting with Marlins and have been for many years.
1895 45-70, Guide Guns, Outfitters in 444, 30-30s etc.
IMHO there is nothing wrong with the factory buckhorn, esp. hunting deer. When I was younger I could cloverleaf 3-4 shots,all touching each other @ 100 yards with factory sites. I never took the hood off but if you do, don't toss it.
We have skinner peeps and scopes on most of them now but I still have a waffle top that I hunt with open, factory sights.
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