Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
#13967780 - 07/11/19 XS sights  
Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 2,262
TomM1 Offline
Campfire Ranger
TomM1  Offline
Campfire Ranger

Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 2,262
East Tennessee
Cross posting this from the hunting rifles forum...

Looking at putting a set of XS ghost ring sights on a Marlin 336 35 Rem. They look durable, compact and really like the white line front sight. Only question I have is does the rear sight stay put once both screws are tightened down? It seems like it would still want to twist when trudging through the brush/laurel.


Stuck in airports, Terrorized
Sent to meetings, Hypnotized
Over-exposed, Commercialized
Handle me with Care...
-Traveling Wilbury's
300 BP

#13967864 - 07/11/19 Re: XS sights [Re: TomM1]  
Joined: Nov 2008
Posts: 7,716
BillyGoatGruff Offline
Campfire Outfitter
BillyGoatGruff  Offline
Campfire Outfitter

Joined: Nov 2008
Posts: 7,716
NW MT
I've dropped mine on concrete with no ill effects. I know what you mean looking at it, but in my experience they stay the hell put.

#13967898 - 07/11/19 Re: XS sights [Re: TomM1]  
Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 2,262
TomM1 Offline
Campfire Ranger
TomM1  Offline
Campfire Ranger

Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 2,262
East Tennessee
Good deal, exactly what I was hoping to hear. Two sets screws opposing something round that is threaded seems like it would move, probably just overthinking.


Stuck in airports, Terrorized
Sent to meetings, Hypnotized
Over-exposed, Commercialized
Handle me with Care...
-Traveling Wilbury's
#13968014 - 07/11/19 Re: XS sights [Re: TomM1]  
Joined: Jan 2001
Posts: 23,847
Jim in Idaho Offline
Campfire Kahuna
Jim in Idaho  Offline
Campfire Kahuna

Joined: Jan 2001
Posts: 23,847
Idaho, USA
I have two of them, one on a .270 bolt action and the other on a .30-06 Ruger #1. The aperture definitely stays put. The thing I've found that may loosen a screw in aperture like that is the back and forth vibration of a semi-auto, but working the bolt of a lever and the recoil of a .35 isn't going to loosen it.

Couple of things to mention. Those windage set screws are pretty small so be sure to use a good fitting screwdriver and don't try to tighten them down farmer tight. Snug is all you need. More than that and a) you risk stripping that small slot in the screw and b) if you really really crank down there is some chance of dinging the aperture shank threads and that makes it very hard to turn up and down. I did that on an NECG ghost ring sight once and learned that lesson.


Gunnery, gunnery, gunnery.
Hit the target, all else is twaddle!
#13968136 - 07/11/19 Re: XS sights [Re: TomM1]  
Joined: Apr 2010
Posts: 447
700xcr Offline
Campfire Regular
700xcr  Offline
Campfire Regular

Joined: Apr 2010
Posts: 447
Kennewick,Wa.
My XS Ghost Ring Sights has been on my Marlin 1894C 357mag for 20yrs and hasn't moved or lost POA. It has been my urban rifle and rode around in the pickup on the ranch. Very dependable and front sight is highly visible with the white line on front sight. I have been shooting Ghost Ring Sight at 50yds (6" steel gong) ,100yds 8"(steel gong) and 200yds.(10 " steel gongs)


Nothing like a Remington 700xcr.
Alpha

#13968319 - 07/12/19 Re: XS sights [Re: TomM1]  
Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 2,262
TomM1 Offline
Campfire Ranger
TomM1  Offline
Campfire Ranger

Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 2,262
East Tennessee
Thanks guys. Does anyone use blue locktite on the opposing lock screws?


Stuck in airports, Terrorized
Sent to meetings, Hypnotized
Over-exposed, Commercialized
Handle me with Care...
-Traveling Wilbury's
#13968534 - 07/12/19 Re: XS sights [Re: TomM1]  
Joined: Nov 2005
Posts: 2,379
RyanTX Offline
Campfire Ranger
RyanTX  Offline
Campfire Ranger

Joined: Nov 2005
Posts: 2,379
Texas
I've had them on a 336 for about 15 years with no issues. Love them and wound up putting some on a couple of 10/22's as well. I don't use any blue loc-tite on mine, just snug on each side.


"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same." - Ronald Reagan
#13968570 - 07/12/19 Re: XS sights [Re: TomM1]  
Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 2,262
TomM1 Offline
Campfire Ranger
TomM1  Offline
Campfire Ranger

Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 2,262
East Tennessee
Good deal, Thx


Stuck in airports, Terrorized
Sent to meetings, Hypnotized
Over-exposed, Commercialized
Handle me with Care...
-Traveling Wilbury's
#13979440 - 4 hours ago Re: XS sights [Re: TomM1]  
Joined: Jul 2007
Posts: 12
JBhunter45 Offline
Member
JBhunter45  Offline
Member

Joined: Jul 2007
Posts: 12
The peep has flats that engage with the set screws.


Moderated by  RickBin, SYSOP 

AIH 160
AIH 160 3
Who's Online Now
524 registered members (163bc, 01Foreman400, 1234, 117LBS, 10gaugemag, 56 invisible), 1,168 guests, and 589 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod









Fish & Game Departments | Solunar Tables | Mission Statement | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | DMCA
Hunting | Fishing | Camping | Backpacking | Reloading | Campfire Forums | Gear Shop
Copyright © 2000-2018 24hourcampfire.com, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.0
Page Time: 0.057s Queries: 14 (0.004s) Memory: 0.9626 MB (Peak: 1.1689 MB) Zlib enabled. Server Time: 2019-07-16 18:49:21 UTC