Are Skinner sights worth it for 336?

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  1. mshootnit

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    Are the Skinner sights really an accuracy enhancer or just a gimmick for the 336? Do they really shoot well?
    What is the best model for a nice 336?
     
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    I don't like the Skinner Sights myself, neither cosmetically or functionally, as in how they are manipulated. They also almost always require a new front sight to go with the aperture. But, the Skinner Sight is not a gimmick. Aperture sights make it easier to obtain a repeatable sight picture, which is the key to accuracy with iron sights. An aperture sight will almost certainly enhance your accuracy with the 336.

    In order or preference, I like:

    A Tang aperture sight
    The older Lyman and Redfield receiver aperture sights
    The Williams FP aperture sight
     
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    Any peep sight is worth it. Just pick the one you like and that works best for how you use your rifle.
     
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    I have a Williams adjustable peep sight on my 336. I remove the small screw in aperture and use the sight without it. It gives me a lot of light and is fast to use for hunting hogs and deer.
     
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    I have an adjustable aperture skinner on my Winchester 9422 which I really like. Put a brass fine bead up front and your in business.
     
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    I have a Williams but not the Fool proof. Do you know what reason is for having different types of Williams sites for the 336? One better than the other? Mine has a L shaped body and a peep.
     
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    I have a set of the Skinner sights on my Marlin 95CB. I like the low(er) profile look and they help me, and my old eyes, shoot better.
     
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    Putting an aperture sight on my Marlin made a huge difference to how accurately I could shoot at a distance with it.

    I don't yet have a Skinner for mine, but it's on my list. The Williams I am using is an excellent sight, but I want something more damage resistant.
     
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    I'm not sure what you mean. As far as I know the FP and FP with target knobs are the only receiver sights for the 336 that are offered.There's the Firesight peep, very like the Skinner, but I don't know that it's available for the 336.
     
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    I don’t have an aperture sight on my 336. If I were going to use iron sights at all on it I would get an aperture sight for it.

    As an aside I can’t believe the 336W has been discontinued.
     
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    Peep sights will improve your accuracy over regulation iron sights. I’m not a fan of Skinner sights though. The closer the sight is to your eye the better peep works. I prefer tang peep sights for this reason. Your opinion may differ.
     
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    I put a Skinner winger rear sight on my Marlin 1894C, I was have problems with consistency but I'm pretty sure it was an ammo issue but the sight is OK, hard to adjust. I wound up putting a Holosun 506 on it instead which I love. I would suggest a different brand peep then Skinner.
     
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