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Old January 13th, 2017, 08:54 AM   #1
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Skinner Sights?

Hey folks,

Anyone tried Skinner peep sights?

How do they compare to Marlin brass bead and notch sights or similar styles?

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Old January 13th, 2017, 10:44 AM   #2
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I put the one that mounts on the receiver of my Henry in .44 and I like it. These old eyes are just not what they use to be for using buckhorns. I am changing out my front sight because with the new sight on the receiver she shoots high at 100. Of course i knew this going into it so no big deal as they also make a replacement sight which is actually better than the factory bead front.

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Old January 13th, 2017, 05:53 PM   #3
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I've got them on two of my marlins, great sights , very well made, look good too! They're a little expensive but well worth it. I had some questions when choosing the first time , spoke to the man himself, answered all my questions and didn't rush me, that's worth a lot to me.

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Old January 14th, 2017, 06:42 AM   #4
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I have them on my 1895 45/70. They are great. I'm not really good with buckhorn sights but they made this thing awesome at 100yds with loads of Hornady 350g FP bullets.

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Old January 14th, 2017, 08:52 AM   #5
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Made a big accuracy difference on my 44 mag marlin.

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Old January 14th, 2017, 06:00 PM   #6
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I've never used Skinners, but I got a good deal on some Xs ghost ring sights. Same concept.
Installed Xs ghost rings on an 1894 Marlin. Night and
day difference in sight picture. At 100 yards, using the factory sights, a 12 inch gong is difficult for me to get a clear sight picture. With the ghost ring and improved front sight, no problems to whack it with open sights.
Only heard positive things about Skinners.

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Old January 16th, 2017, 05:06 AM   #7
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I have used Skinners on several different rifles. Love em!. They are well made(USA) high quality sights. Made considerable difference in my accuracy. The barrel peep works well also if you have a rifle that is not set up for a receiver or tang sight.

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Old January 16th, 2017, 06:55 AM   #8
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The real issue with sights and old eyes is fixed by a VERY mild pair of cheater glasses. Unfortunately, when you run the optical math to find the ideal lenses, they end up being in the +0.50 to +1.00 diopter range, which is weaker than the off-the-shelf reading glasses you can buy in the drug store.

If you have a peep rear sight and a sight radius over 27", the +0.50 will work.
If your sight radius is under 27" you will want a +0.75.
I do not have as much experience tuning lens power for sheephorn or V sights on a rifle, but suspect that you will need a +1.00.

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Old January 17th, 2017, 12:21 AM   #9
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Cool cool. I have a Marlin 1894 45 LC I want a sight change on. I could hit a 18" gong at 150 yards nearly every time, but man, that brass bead covered the whole target and then some.

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Old January 18th, 2017, 04:55 PM   #10
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I have used the Skinner sights on my Rossi 44 mag, significant improvement for my eyes in comparison to the buckhorn. Skinner has excellent american made products with good customer service, hard to beat.

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Old January 18th, 2017, 05:09 PM   #11
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Henry rifle company sells new rifles with skinner sights on them. They are rimfire rifle can't remember what they call them. They come standard and carbine length with lever loop. I would post the link but I don't know how! The skinner web sight has a lot of useful info on it. If I can get my old marlin 30-30 back from my cousin ( borrowed it in 1996) I might put one on it.

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Old February 2nd, 2017, 05:24 PM   #12
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I've been eyeing the Skinner sights for my Henry big boy. I really like that they mount using the existing holes.....I may have to order some up now since y'all reminded me I need them lol

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Really like the Skinners

I have one each on my Henry Big boy and my Marlin 1896. They definitely help the tired eyes a bit. Even my 16 yr old with good eyes says they help. I like the option to store and switch apertures easily as well.

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I have one each on my Henry Big boy and my Marlin 1896. They definitely help the tired eyes a bit. Even my 16 yr old with good eyes says they help. I like the option to store and switch apertures easily as well.
Which sight did you put on the big boy? The receiver mounted sight or the barrel mounted sight?

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Old February 4th, 2017, 09:16 AM   #15
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My range buddy uses them a lot. He's installed three sets or so and I've been there for the installation and testing. Adjustments can be tricky because you have to swap out the fronts and adjust the rear until there is a good zero. He loves doing it though.

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