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I have a Winchester Trapper that I'm going to be putting a Williams peep sight on any on have any experience with these?
 

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are they really worth $80
 

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Four, i have never personally used them, but over the years, i have heard many glowing reccomendations on their products. i think that if it works, is of high quality and and meets your needs, then it is probably worth the $80.
 

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I don't know about $80...but the Williams 5D is about $35 at Midway and certainly worth the money. I have one on a Win. 94 and another on a Marlin 336. For use on a short barrel Trapper it should be just fine out to 100yds or so.
 

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I don't know about $80...but the Williams 5D is about $35 at Midway and certainly worth the money. I have one on a Win. 94 and another on a Marlin 336. For use on a short barrel Trapper it should be just fine out to 100yds or so.
Did you have to change the front sight to?
 

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FOUR4D4....Yes and No. I did have to change the front sight on the Marlin, but the Win 94 worked out 'as is'. I don't know how it will work on your trapper. My Winchester had a long barrel and a pretty tall front sight. The Marlin needed a taller front sight.
 

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Hey Four, I don't know about that $80 dollar version, but I put a "Williams" reciever peep ($35) on my Model 375(336) and I did have to change the front sight, went with a "Williams" .406"x.340" with a 3/32" gold bead. A very nice and easy job, took 10 minutes. 4"-5" groups at 100yds off hand with a sling. Those are 4" dots.
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I think I need a taller front sight for mine as well.
I think with the 16" shorter barrel a taller front sight is needed
 

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I have a Williams FP on an 1895CB. It's the model that installs in the rear scope holes instead of side mount like your Win would likely require. I don't think I paid $80 but I got it several years ago.

On the CB it didn't require a taller front sight but the barrel is pretty large diameter and long. I haven't installed an FP on a shorter barrel rifle so I don't know what the dimensions would do to your POI. Williams customer service people are pretty good so a call to them might give you a definitive answer. Actually, the FP fits so low on my CB that I could install a Green Mountain style front sight that was much lower than the stock .500" front.

One thing, if you do get the FP and intend to shoot varying power loads I recommend getting the target knob for the elevation adjustment. It makes elevation changes much faster and easier than using a screwdriver.

I do have a Williams WGRS peep for a 336 but removed it in favor of a scope project. I don't think the WGRS will fit all Wins but the Williams site or customer service could tell you. The WGRS will definitely need a taller front sight on any Marlin of the 1894, 336, 1895 models.
 
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