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PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2007 1:12 am    Post subject: Lyman sights Reply with quote

Does anybody use them? Reason I ask is because I just put a Lyman 66LA receiver site onto my 336 Marlin and I really like it a lot. In fact I'm going to get one for my 1895ss as well.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2007 2:08 am    Post subject: Re: Lyman sights Reply with quote

Yep, love them. Have one on both my 336 and 141. I would have put one on my 1895 but it is a newer rifle and not drilled and tapped on side for lyman sight. So I mounted a Williams peep which uses the rear scope mounting holes.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2007 2:40 pm    Post subject: Re: Lyman sights Reply with quote

Thanks for the reply, roklok. I had never used one until now and I ordered one from Lyman to try, now I'm wishing that I would have ordered two right away. I have only shot about 20 rounds since installing the sight but ya I think it's great as well.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2007 3:04 am    Post subject: Re: Lyman sights Reply with quote

I believe that a receiver sight is THE way to go for traditional lever actions such as 336's ,1895's, and 94's. My youngest brother got his first deer a couple of weeks ago with a 94 and a Williams peep. I prefer Lyman but Williams makes a good sight also and I have 3 of their receiver sights on rifles that are not drilled and tapped for the Lyman. With my Lyman 66 equipped 336 I can bust milk jugs at 200 yards consistently. They give a more precise sighting system than standard iron sights but without the bulk of a scope.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2007 2:28 pm    Post subject: Re: Lyman sights Reply with quote

I have a nunber if rifles with Lyman 48 and 57 aperture sights and really like them. Later, I went to Williams Foolproof sights on a few lever guns. Take care...
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2007 4:04 pm    Post subject: Re: Lyman sights Reply with quote

I ordered another 66LA sight direct from Lyman yesterday, this one is for my 45-70.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2007 5:07 pm    Post subject: Re: Lyman sights Reply with quote

I have been ordering Lyman products from MidSouth Shooters Supply and get substantial discounts. Lyman charges full price for their stuff. Take care...
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2007 5:44 pm    Post subject: Re: Lyman sights Reply with quote

Thanks Joe, I'll remember that for the next time.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2007 12:55 pm    Post subject: Re: Lyman sights Reply with quote

Joe,
You are correct and thanks for sharing. All the best...
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2007 11:51 pm    Post subject: Re: Lyman sights Reply with quote

I've got a Lyman peep on a Marlin 1895 and, with a large aperture, I thinks its very fast to line up. I've still got the factory brass bead front sight on it but I have a white bead sight in the parts box that I'll be switching to.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2007 8:05 am    Post subject: Re: Lyman sights Reply with quote

MidSouth has a bunch of rules for us foreigners that want to buy from them but atleast they will ship to us.

Never ordered from them though, but have seen their site a while back when looking for US sources of hunting/shooting supplies. Smile

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