I am trying to use two versions of the layered navigation, the only difference being is how they're styled, on two different category pages. So far I have tried duplicating the the view.phtml from catalog\layer\ and making a new template, view-range.phtml, and then calling it in via the Custom Layout Update on the Magento(v1.9) backend using

<reference name="catalog.leftnav">
      <action method="setTemplate"><template>catalog/layer/view-range.phtml</template></action>

but it doesn't work! I was thinking I could change the styling using scss but wondered if it was possible to call in a new template? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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here you can Try to achieve that first remove the block catalog.leftnav and add new one

<reference name="left">
   <remove name="catalog.leftnav"/>
     <block type="catalog/layer_view" name="catalog.leftnav.custom" after="currency" template="catalog/layer/view-range.phtml"/>

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