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by texassako
Thu Mar 07, 2013 9:02 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: .32 Remington cast bullet, Ideal #321317
Replies: 5
Views: 3242

Re: .32 Remington cast bullet, Ideal #321317

It is definitely a good design! 1.5" at 50 yds with 11 gr of Unique(does not cycle action) and 2" at 50 with a 34gr Leverevolution full power test load. Even better was it cleaned up with one wet and one dry patch after 50 rounds (I was testing a 105gr load as well). No more buying, or finding, .321...
by texassako
Thu Feb 28, 2013 9:19 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: .32 Remington cast bullet, Ideal #321317
Replies: 5
Views: 3242

Re: .32 Remington cast bullet, Ideal #321317

There does not seem to be much interest, but I have it now. I have not lubed or sized except a couple for fitting with a temporary "hole in a nut", still need the proper tools. Crimp groove is about where the bullet will be .050" off the lands, the test fit bullet's top band is already partially eng...
by texassako
Fri Feb 15, 2013 9:57 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: .32 Remington cast bullet, Ideal #321317
Replies: 5
Views: 3242

.32 Remington cast bullet, Ideal #321317

I have been having a ball loading and shooting cast bullets lately and Tom at Accurate Molds made a design inspired by the Ideal #321317 designed specifically for the .32 Remington Autoloader. It is inspired by that mold since there must be a flat nose for his equipment. There are not to many option...
by texassako
Wed Jan 30, 2013 10:38 am
Forum: General
Topic: Lyman All American Die Set
Replies: 2
Views: 1399

Re: Lyman All American Die Set

It is my understanding these dies were first offered in the '50-'60s, but not sure how long they were made(at least the '70s). They went along with the All American press when Lyman switched from the little 310 dies to the industry standard. I have a set for 6.5 Carcano with the same packaging as yo...
by texassako
Wed Jan 09, 2013 10:25 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Installed my Dockendorff front sight on an M8
Replies: 3
Views: 2228

Installed my Dockendorff front sight on an M8

I decided to put it on my .25 Rem since it is the most fun to shoot, but I have trouble with the sight picture on the factory open sights. I tried to capture the improvement with the camera in a broght room without the flash, but it was something between the 2 slightly fuzzy pics(please excuse the s...
by texassako
Wed Jan 09, 2013 10:38 am
Forum: History of the 8 /81
Topic: A period review of autoloaders
Replies: 0
Views: 1879

A period review of autoloaders

I came across this when downloading the freebies on Cornell Publications website. It is pretty interesting if a bit short. Sounds like they altered the factory loadings of the .25 Rem around the time of the article, but to little to late? It is the firearms article by Ellis on page 44. They have sev...
by texassako
Tue Dec 25, 2012 9:01 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: hoter ammo
Replies: 14
Views: 3839

Re: hoter ammo

I would ask what pressure they are loading for in their hot .35 Rem. If it is lower or the same as the .300 Savage, then it should handle the pressures fine. I would then wonder about battering the receiver with hot and heavy loads. In my M81 the Hornady Leverevolution .35 Rem is a tad hotter than i...
by texassako
Mon Dec 24, 2012 8:53 pm
Forum: Other Remingtons'
Topic: Curious about first .35 Rem model 14's
Replies: 6
Views: 3090

Re: Curious about first .35 Rem model 14's

I don't know when the 14 had its first run of .35 Rem's, but I know a few others that came in it. The Remington Model 30 Express bolt action came in it and the Standard Arms Model G semiauto(and M pump?).
by texassako
Sat Dec 22, 2012 6:12 pm
Forum: Other Remingtons'
Topic: Just bought a Model14
Replies: 12
Views: 6011

Re: Just bought a Model14

No worries dude, that the way it goes. I will keep looking, GAD's custom cartridges website states they will make them for a heckuva lot cheaper than any of the backordered stuff I found but I have not heard back from them yet so we will see.... I would think twice about Gad. The last few threads I...
by texassako
Thu Dec 20, 2012 5:42 pm
Forum: Other Remingtons'
Topic: Just bought a Model14
Replies: 12
Views: 6011

Re: Just bought a Model14

The sources I know of are Old Western Scrounger and Buffalo Arms, but I think they are both sold out. I month or so ago a few die sets were floating around some of the other forums I frequent for ~$40, but looks like those have disappeared as well. Even the .30 Rem brass to form into .32 has become ...
by texassako
Wed Dec 19, 2012 8:43 am
Forum: General
Topic: 35 Rem cycling
Replies: 2
Views: 1522

Re: 35 Rem cycling

I would be interested as well. I did not order one of Ranchdog's .35 cal molds before he closed because I was not sure it would feed. I only know the wide meplat Ranchdog design feeds in a .25 and the Lee C309 (not a big meplat) feeds in a .30.
by texassako
Mon Dec 17, 2012 9:30 am
Forum: General
Topic: How many reloaders do we have?
Replies: 41
Views: 14847

Re: How many reloaders do we have?

olskool, that is a very nice reloading room and wish I had that kind of space. Maybe one day.
by texassako
Wed Dec 05, 2012 10:14 am
Forum: History of the 8 /81
Topic: Anybody have dimensions of the .38 Remington cartridge?
Replies: 2
Views: 2571

Anybody have dimensions of the .38 Remington cartridge?

I know it almost made it into production with a M8 marked for it and a few cartridges floating around the collector circles. Anybody have the actual dimensions or specs of it?
by texassako
Wed Dec 05, 2012 8:42 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: My new for me 81
Replies: 11
Views: 2862

Re: My new for me 81

Good morning, well n my journey of life I have came across a Model 8 in very nice shape. It has a long skinny sidemount Lymon scope and shoots .30 rem.!?!!? Where can i find this ammo?? Or do i need to reload?? Thanks, old steel gunner A belated welcome to you, and there are several places to find ...
by texassako
Sun Nov 25, 2012 1:37 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: reloading 25 remington
Replies: 7
Views: 3008

Re: reloading 25 remington

I agree that it is pressure signs and to fast of a powder for the heavy bullet. I had good luck working up loads for the 110gr Hornady Interlocks with H4895. Ken Waters liked Norma powders in his Pet Loads article on the .25 in the Model 8 with the old IMR standbys of 3031, 4895, and 4064 being unac...
by texassako
Wed Nov 07, 2012 9:33 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: A freebie JMB kindle e-book
Replies: 3
Views: 1638

A freebie JMB kindle e-book

Amazon has one for free if anyones interested. Short and have not read it yet, but it was free. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009SM ... s-os-doi_0
by texassako
Sun Oct 21, 2012 7:54 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Stith 7/8 mount 8/81o
Replies: 1
Views: 1153

Re: Stith 7/8 mount 8/81o

Wow, I did not realize they went for this much now. Almost as much as a peep and you still need a scope.
by texassako
Fri Oct 19, 2012 8:35 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: 35REM accuracy
Replies: 11
Views: 5395

Re: 35REM accuracy

Mine does not shoot as well as yours even with a scope, but I can play with other loads later. This is my attempt to recreate the Leverevolution with Leverevolution powder and FTX bullets that was the best factory ammo out of mine. It is consistent, I will give it that Almost every load was the exac...
by texassako
Wed Oct 17, 2012 9:03 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: 35 Rem range report
Replies: 26
Views: 7941

Re: 35 Rem range report

I am about to head out tomorrow to try my own .35 Rem M81 handloads since I decided it is going out with me during deer season. I have the benefit of a scope with this one to eliminate some human error. My poor eyesight makes me pretty bad with open sights, even with new glasses.
by texassako
Tue Oct 09, 2012 8:44 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Need Ballistics Opinion
Replies: 4
Views: 2125

Re: Need Ballistics Opinion

Would it cycle the action with .22 bullets? You might need heavy for caliber bullets. If the .25 Rem can have issues with light <100gr bullets with its lighter spring, then your plan to have the gunsmith test it might be best. It is also a higher pressure round, 53k MAP.
by texassako
Wed Oct 03, 2012 10:07 am
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: FBI 81 on GB
Replies: 7
Views: 3005

Re: FBI 81 on GB

I saw the neat sight, cased, and that I don't have one in .30 Rem the other day, and then noticed the bids were up to $1000. Sure enough, it has a bunch of the features listed here: http://thegreatmodel8.remingtonsociety.com/?page_id=867 for an early FBI model.
by texassako
Mon Oct 01, 2012 2:57 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Shooting Times write up on the Model 8
Replies: 11
Views: 3714

Re: They are still out there

At a gun show this spring I just bought a Mod 8 in 32 Rem. Really nice with a Marbles R8 on the back. I walked out with it for $300.00 and a box of old Silver Tips. The price increase hasn't caught on up here yet. :P That is a pretty good deal. I think the .32 Rem Model 8's are the best deal going,...
by texassako
Wed Sep 26, 2012 9:47 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: New guy, new gun, story, questions and problem!
Replies: 12
Views: 3563

Re: New guy, new gun, story, questions and problem!

As for Texassako's question, I know the stock has been refinished. The receiver and barrel are harder to tell, in the pictures it looks much better than it does in person. You can see lots of small scratches and the edges have lost their blue. I can see no evidence of sanding, such as shallow roll ...
by texassako
Tue Sep 25, 2012 7:29 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: New guy, new gun, story, questions and problem!
Replies: 12
Views: 3563

Re: New guy, new gun, story, questions and problem!

Welcome to the forum, stallard. I am not one of the experts, but will give it a shot. I know that there were 2, 1 and no springs over the years. Yours kind of has that reblued and sanded stock look to it, is there evidence of that? I would disassemble the receiver and match everything up with the pa...
by texassako
Tue Sep 25, 2012 9:42 am
Forum: General
Topic: The old Mill
Replies: 8
Views: 2524

Re: The old Mill

Love it, that is the way to go and i would love to have such a set-up. What brand is that mill? A person can get so much more lumber with a band mill and just the thing for sawing those big logs. Thanks for the pics. 8-) 8-) It is a Mister Sawmill out of Arkansas with a 13hp Honda and a 21 inch cut...
by texassako
Tue Sep 25, 2012 7:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: The old Mill
Replies: 8
Views: 2524

Re: The old Mill

Love the mill Pitchy. I almost took someone up on their offer of an old circle mill, but decided I just did not have time for long distance restoration. My little band mill has been handy since it is portable. I get a few odd looks when I haul it home for the occasional urban logging expedition. Her...
by texassako
Mon Sep 24, 2012 5:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How many reloaders do we have?
Replies: 41
Views: 14847

How many reloaders do we have?

I was doing an inventory this weekend and realized I collect calibers as well as guns, and I only started reloading 3 years ago. Amazing how it opens up a whole new selection of shootable guns. How many reloaders do we have here, since only the .35 Rem and .300 Savage are factory loaded? My list cam...
by texassako
Mon Sep 24, 2012 4:54 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Anybody use spire points in a .25 Rem M8?
Replies: 10
Views: 3802

Re: Anybody use spire points in a .25 Rem M8?

Thanks for the suggestions DWalt. I was thinking of getting a Lyman M die to get the neck to accept the other bullets with a little bit of belling at the mouth. The WCs I have are close equivalents to H335 and BL-C(2). It has definitely been the most fun of my M8s and M81s to shoot since the recoil ...
by texassako
Fri Sep 21, 2012 9:38 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Model 81 Project Gun - Update*
Replies: 49
Views: 21161

Re: Model 81 Project Gun - Sneak Peek

I have some surplus powder that was throwing a blast out like that yesterday in my Carcano carbine with a hot load and heavy bullet. Your pic reminded me of the .357 Mag video floating around blowing fire rings.
by texassako
Fri Sep 21, 2012 9:28 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Hello...rounded cartridge .32???
Replies: 6
Views: 2147

Re: Hello...rounded cartridge .32???

it is a .32..I have 10 boxes full of ammo..but when my dad still owned it he tried for years to find the primer for reloads, also the bullet itself. I would love to shoot it again..last time I shot it was in 1987. some of the boxes are from the 40's and 50's. Also where can I run the S/N to see whe...
by texassako
Thu Sep 20, 2012 7:13 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Model 81 Project Gun - Update*
Replies: 49
Views: 21161

Re: Model 81 Project Gun - Sneak Peek

I have not seen any of these calibers give that kind of blast, but when you go short barrel and bigger cartridge I guess it inevitable. It sort of looks like what some of my milsurp carbines throw out depending on the powder. I think that video needs to be filmed in the evening now ;) .
by texassako
Thu Sep 20, 2012 12:52 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Anybody use spire points in a .25 Rem M8?
Replies: 10
Views: 3802

Re: Anybody use spire points in a .25 Rem M8?

It was a wonderful day for some range time, cool and sunny. I tried 4 powders, H4895, IMR3031, WC844, and WC846. Almost all were loaded with Hornady Interlocks, with 10 Hornady 90 gr GMX(collapsed cases, gave up) and 3 120 gr HPs(leftovers from elswhere), and 2 Speer 120gr(collapsed RP cases, but no...
by texassako
Wed Sep 19, 2012 7:39 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Reloading lead bullits for the 30 Remington. Model 8
Replies: 19
Views: 6063

Re: Reloading lead bullits for the 30 Remington. Model 8

I am kind of disappointed it did not work out for you since I was thinking of trying some cast in my .32. Oh well, one less project to put on the back burner for a rainy day.
by texassako
Sat Sep 15, 2012 10:36 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: 35REM accuracy
Replies: 11
Views: 5395

Re: 35REM accuracy

Thanks, now I may have another use for the surplus powder I just recieved. Ordered several different WC8xx types from hi-tech ammunition to use in the milsurps I seem to be shooting a lot of lately, and ~$11/lbs or less is so much easier on the wallet.
by texassako
Fri Sep 14, 2012 8:12 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: 35REM accuracy
Replies: 11
Views: 5395

Re: 35REM accuracy

Mine did not like any of the factory ammo except Hornady Leverevolution. I have a feeling the better accuracy is from better QC rather than the fancy bullet and powder. Everything was 5-6", and it was 2". One day when I get around to it I want to make up some lighter loads than the Hornady, but I ha...
by texassako
Fri Sep 14, 2012 9:08 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: 81 Extraction issues
Replies: 23
Views: 7077

Re: 81 Extraction issues

If anyone else wants to try the clips, they are real cheap: http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewIt ... =305665988 I think Cam needs a bandoleer of them for his project rifle.
by texassako
Fri Sep 14, 2012 5:29 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Model 81 Project Gun - Update*
Replies: 49
Views: 21161

Re: Model 81 Project Gun - Sneak Peek

Very nice rifle, and you must make a video of shooting that one. I definitely want to see the look on your face after you empty that one.
by texassako
Thu Sep 13, 2012 7:12 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: 81 Extraction issues
Replies: 23
Views: 7077

Re: 81 Extraction issues

I have those same clips and recently figured out they work in my M81 .35 Rem and fit the slots in one M8 but not the other. Those don't matter since they are not .35 or .300 Savage. Recently fit some .25-06 onto it; so figured they would work for .300 as well. A handful loaded makes it real handy at...
by texassako
Tue Sep 11, 2012 12:03 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Shooting Times write up on the Model 8
Replies: 11
Views: 3714

Re: Shooting Times write up on the Model 8

I just read where Jamison Brass, a company that recently went under, has been purchased by its former employees and will be put back in production. They were making many obsolete calibers. Mostly for the black powder cartridge guns and lever guns. Grafs has listed the 30 Rem lot they had as out of ...
by texassako
Mon Sep 10, 2012 9:11 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: A threaded barrel extension?
Replies: 1
Views: 1505

A threaded barrel extension?

I have never seen this before, always thought the barrels were one piece. http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=305492061 . Did someone attempt to rebarrel one by cutting off and threading the original barrel's extension? I have been kind of pondering this since I have a .300 Savage ba...
by texassako
Mon Sep 10, 2012 7:25 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: REMINGTON MODEL 8 WITH KRIEGER MAG.
Replies: 4
Views: 2720

Re: REMINGTON MODEL 8 WITH KRIEGER MAG.

Pretty neat to find a Krieger and looks pretty good except for those holes. I did not know there were so many rear mounted sights to make that collection of holes. If it were mine, I would find one of the sights that fits those holes and use it to cover up the rest.
by texassako
Sat Sep 08, 2012 4:53 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: GB 1910 M8 25-35
Replies: 3
Views: 1506

Re: GB 1910 M8 25-35

I have one marked .25-35 Rem and it is chambered for what we know as .25 Rem now. I believe it was the marketing department, and not the designers, that made the mistake of trying to copy Winchesters naming system. I have seen pictures of an earlier, different design to the cartridge before any rifl...
by texassako
Fri Sep 07, 2012 8:29 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Original finish
Replies: 12
Views: 4117

Re: Original finish

I am doing the same as DWalt on a 100+yo .25-35 M8 with only half the finish left. The steel wool rubbing out helps blend the edges of the original finish with the new I think. I like the hisory of the dents and bumps, kind of like my milsurps, but also want to prorect the bare wood. I am taking pic...
by texassako
Fri Sep 07, 2012 3:49 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: New M81-B, Pre-war
Replies: 31
Views: 10690

Re: New M81-B, Pre-war

I always thought the letter codes on the barrel jacket head were factory repair codes, ie. repaired in 1949. I remember seeing that on here somewhere, but not in Henwood's book which I just finished reading.
by texassako
Fri Sep 07, 2012 3:26 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Original finish
Replies: 12
Views: 4117

Re: Original finish

I have used Minwax rub on poly in thin coats, on multiple rifles, with great success. I've recently tried tung oil and it too works very well because within a week one can apply a number of coats, to desired sheen, plus it dries hard and protects very well. But I am always interested in new more na...
by texassako
Thu Sep 06, 2012 10:13 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Anybody use spire points in a .25 Rem M8?
Replies: 10
Views: 3802

Re: Anybody use spire points in a .25 Rem M8?

The brass is so thin on these I did not need to turn the neck for them to chamber, but that thin brass did reveal a problem with trying the Hornady GMX bullet. It has two cannelures? and sometimes the mouth catches a little on the first and the case collapsed some. I gave up on them after loading 10...
by texassako
Wed Sep 05, 2012 9:42 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Odd rear sight
Replies: 3
Views: 1673

Odd rear sight

It sure is an odd rear sight on this one: http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewIt ... =304382388 . Homemade I presume? The front sight has me thinking, I have one of those on a fixer upper rolling block in the back of the safe. I might have to take it off and check for fit on an 8.
by texassako
Wed Sep 05, 2012 7:54 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Hunting With the M81
Replies: 11
Views: 3834

Re: Hunting With the M81

Controversy Jack? Elsewhere those comments and the ones that would follow from the trolls would usually lead to a locked or vanishing thread. Rimfire is illegal in Texas for taking deer. There may be some who can safely take deer with one, but the state is more woried about the masses that could lea...
by texassako
Tue Sep 04, 2012 8:23 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Hunting With the M81
Replies: 11
Views: 3834

Re: Hunting With the M81

I can't even see further than 75-100 yards where I hunt these days unless I shoot across the pond; so I hope to take an 8 or 81 out this year. People tend to forget that a deer's kill zone is not the 1/2" that they want to see on a target these days. My .35 with a 4x scope shoots a 2" 50 yard group ...
by texassako
Tue Sep 04, 2012 8:04 am
Forum: General
Topic: Just got my first Winchester
Replies: 13
Views: 5046

Re: Just got my first Winchester

My dad collects those winchester '92, and my favorite is his 3-digit Trapper from 1892. He is afraid to shoot them and I just laugh while telling him stories of firing guns even older. I also notice what guns are in what shows these days. It is pretty bad when I want to go see Lawless just to see wh...