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Old 12-09-2013, 04:22 PM   #31
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It looks to me like you need a 336!!!

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If you don't have peeps or glass, adj the sights is quite an experience in patience. Get your favorite hammer n brass punch n whack away !

Note: I used to use typo correction fluid but use something to mark where the sights were so you can readily see how much or little they have moved.

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If you don't have peeps or glass, adj the sights is quite an experience in patience. Get your favorite hammer n brass punch n whack away !

Note: I used to use typo correction fluid but use something to mark where the sights were so you can readily see how much or little they have moved.
Roger that, will do. This is the first lever gun I've ever owned--have had or have just about everything else--so adjusting that rear sight with a hammer will be a new experience for me.
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I will be constructing a house shortly and such a shooting range will be part of the build...nice range!

Thank you. I built it in the woods so it could not be seen from satellite or aircraft.
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It looks to me like you need a 336!!!


I don't need any more guns that I have to whack with a hammer to get on target.
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Okay...whacked it with a hammer, it centered pretty good on paper...all I had to do was take it up the ladder. Here are my first four groups.






Then moved the sight elevator back a click and I think we're in the money


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Well done, great last group for iron sights - what range ?

IMHO: Whatever ammo you bought - buy more ! Then try both 170 & 150 gr loads to see how the POI changes. With my 336, it's not much but JIC I can't find my ammo of choice, I can make do.

I would also try the new Lever ammo to see if that improves performance @ 75 yds out.

Drills: I like to set up two to three tgts at different ranges and keep them all in a 8" Dinner plate. (Paper plates are cheap) 2 Near, 2 far, one max range. Reload, try to do it faster but maintain accuracy. Try different firing position - Field Positions. Slow is smooth and smooth is fast. Some of those Cowboy competitors are very impressive. (Their guns are highly tuned)

Marlins have after market triggers that can help w accuracy & speed. If you are going to shoot alot, I would add a recoil pad - kick ezz rocker pad. The LOP should be fitted to you but short enough for easy mounting. This will also make the 30/30 more gun friendly for other shooters & longer practice sessions.

Flinches are like the Yips in putting - PIA and hard to get rid of so do whatever you can as "preventive medicine." JMHO.

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Thanks, I came in to 60 yards. I couldn't see the bullseye from 100. Last outing I used the Hornady LeverRevolution. This time it was Winchester 170 grain Super X. I fired just 15 rounds today and feel like the sights are where I want them to be. Most of the pigs I've taken have been within 100 yards.

I will take your advice. The 94 kicks pretty good, a recoil pad might be in order.

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I'm glad I followed this thread. My 94 shoots left as well. I couldn't figure out how to adjust the windage. Hammer and punch is the ticket I guess. I have a scope attached to it for the simple reason I couldn't zero the irons. I tried bending the back with my thumb but that bugger wouldn't budge. I dislike the scope for two reasons. One why have a scope on a lever action .Two the spent shell smacks the scope when ejecting and I have to manually pull it out.

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I'm glad I followed this thread. My 94 shoots left as well. I couldn't figure out how to adjust the windage. Hammer and punch is the ticket I guess. I have a scope attached to it for the simple reason I couldn't zero the irons. I tried bending the back with my thumb but that bugger wouldn't budge. I dislike the scope for two reasons. One why have a scope on a lever action .Two the spent shell smacks the scope when ejecting and I have to manually pull it out.
Us old farts were adjusting rear sights with a hammer long before you whipper snappers were a glint in your dad's eye!
Glad to see you got it dialed in.
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