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by h.charlie
Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Cast bullets for 25 rem
Replies: 3
Views: 736

Re: Cast bullets for 25 rem

Yes I've read the book got any personal experience to share?
by h.charlie
Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Cast bullets for 25 rem
Replies: 3
Views: 736

Cast bullets for 25 rem

I was looking at casting, and gas checking the rcbs 120gn sp and loading it over 21.5gn of 3031 with a large mag primer. Just wondering if there any other caster here that my have some insight on the subject
by h.charlie
Thu Feb 11, 2016 9:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 117gn .257 round nose are in stock
Replies: 1
Views: 1177

117gn .257 round nose are in stock

Its been some time since ive been on but i had to spread the word just incase some of you have gotten to busy to keep watch for reloading supplies like i have but I just looked at midway usa and they had hornady .257 117gn round nose bullets in Stock Its been awhile since I've seen them available so...
by h.charlie
Wed Jul 22, 2015 12:16 am
Forum: General
Topic: Cross section picture of my 25rem
Replies: 2
Views: 3588

Re: Cross section picture of my 25rem

My chamber is a little different here is a picture of a necked down 30 rem case that has been shot 6 times to a new 30-30,
by h.charlie
Sat Jul 18, 2015 1:09 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Model 8 fails to eject
Replies: 12
Views: 7095

Re: Model 8 fails to eject

Might be a bigger chamber? Have you worked a load up specifically for that rifle?
by h.charlie
Wed Jul 15, 2015 8:15 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Model 8 fails to eject
Replies: 12
Views: 7095

Re: Model 8 fails to eject

How are you measuring the charge? Powder dippers, powder drop, trickler and a scale? My just be a inconsistent throw of the powder drop or scoop of a powder dipper. When I use the powder drop I tap the drop before every throw to settle the powder.
by h.charlie
Wed Jul 15, 2015 8:13 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Model 8 fails to eject
Replies: 12
Views: 7095

Re: Model 8 fails to eject

That dimpled primer is a sign of low pressure, witch would cause failure to eject, not familiar with 35 Remington but if you have noticed a dirty barrel this would also suggest a low powder charge or to long of a coal.
by h.charlie
Tue Jul 14, 2015 12:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Cross section picture of my 25rem
Replies: 2
Views: 3588

Cross section picture of my 25rem

Just thought I'd share a picture of my converted 30-30 after be fired formed, seems like the shoulder is a little thin on the left, any thoughts are welcomed
by h.charlie
Tue Jul 14, 2015 11:54 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Model 8 fails to eject
Replies: 12
Views: 7095

Re: Model 8 fails to eject

Are those reloads?
by h.charlie
Thu Jul 09, 2015 12:23 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: The "holiest" model 81
Replies: 10
Views: 3870

Re: The "holiest" model 81

I like the old bluing as well, my 25 rem although being re-done is going to stay true to factory to the best I can do, but for my shooters I would like to take a discarded piece of swiss and get her running, then take off the old sights and add a double post rear sight at the back end of the receive...
by h.charlie
Tue Jul 07, 2015 9:22 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: The "holiest" model 81
Replies: 10
Views: 3870

Re: The "holiest" model 81

How do you guys fill the holes? My thought for these holy relics was to weld and then cerakote but that's just cause I want to pick up dead rifle and put a new life in it, is there a way to weld and then blue it without seeing where the holes were?
by h.charlie
Sun Jul 05, 2015 10:19 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: The "holiest" model 81
Replies: 10
Views: 3870

Re: The "holiest" model 81

I find these "holy relics" to be a great buy, I've been looking for a few to use as everyday shooters to raise my boys on, and let the friends learn a thing or two, one just sold for 400 on GB was surprised it got that high
by h.charlie
Sun Jul 05, 2015 9:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: midway backorder
Replies: 7
Views: 4109

Re: midway backorder

Waiting that long would drive me nuts! I finally got my lathe tooled and can turn out a 30-30 to 25 rem in just under 2min, hoping to start making my quick change collet for the 30-30 brass and get that closer to a minute, witch is great sense I'm trying to fill a couple ammo cans. In my opinion qua...
by h.charlie
Sun Jun 21, 2015 1:36 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: 30-30 conversion
Replies: 9
Views: 2725

Re: 30-30 conversion

haha I need to change the thread to non contact thermometer uses, that's another good idea, I'll have to steal since I also started to develop a load for my 270 win using the new imr 4451, and accubond long range bullets test how insensitive to temperature change it really is
by h.charlie
Sun Jun 21, 2015 2:21 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: 30-30 conversion
Replies: 9
Views: 2725

Re: 30-30 conversion

I've been looking for a excuse to buy a non contact thermometer, after cutting I can pick the case up with my hands so I doubt it's getting 400+ but then again Im not familiar with how fast brass dissipates heat, I also did some research to the oil I'm using and the flash temp is at 410 degrees and ...
by h.charlie
Fri Jun 19, 2015 11:57 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: 30-30 conversion
Replies: 9
Views: 2725

30-30 conversion

I've been turning a lot of 30-30 into 25 rem, but I had a few question, how do I keep the heat down, I noticed when turning the case some would start to discolor from shiny brass to a brown color I doubt it annealed but it looked like it was about too, it would also only turn this color up to the si...
by h.charlie
Thu Jun 11, 2015 8:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: .30 Cases from Buffalo Arms
Replies: 4
Views: 1645

Re: .30 Cases from Buffalo Arms

They fit in the rcbs #19, my Lee #19 shellholder can sometime fit a shell so I end up using the Lee #1 but you will need to put a shim under the case as it can mar the top of the extractor groove
by h.charlie
Wed Jun 10, 2015 7:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: .30 Cases from Buffalo Arms
Replies: 4
Views: 1645

Re: .30 Cases from Buffalo Arms

Just out curiosity, who is the manufacturer of there brass? What is the head stamp normal remington head stamp the 30rem r-p?
by h.charlie
Wed Jun 10, 2015 7:03 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Early Model 8 Firing Pin
Replies: 5
Views: 2678

Re: Early Model 8 Firing Pin

You don't have to make a joke about it is a joke in its self
by h.charlie
Tue Jun 09, 2015 12:07 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Early Model 8 Firing Pin
Replies: 5
Views: 2678

Re: Early Model 8 Firing Pin

Living in california and my knowledge of this states firearm laws has me baffled as to why removing the firing pin made it compliant with what? A gun with out a firing pin is still legally a functional gun according to the law, receivers are what are state is so picky about as to the parts http://ww...
by h.charlie
Fri May 29, 2015 7:53 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: 25 rem primer problem?
Replies: 15
Views: 4760

Re: 25 rem primer problem?

So I have been turning some 30-30 for my 25 rem that has the double shoulder pictured above and when it came to sizing the necks down I started to just size to the first should with the 25 rem die and let them just slam in the chamber for final fitting, then it click in my brain that this was a fire...
by h.charlie
Sun Apr 05, 2015 2:07 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Model 8D Peerless 25Rem - FOR SALE
Replies: 5
Views: 2681

Re: Model 8D Peerless 25Rem - FOR SALE

My significant other loves shooting my model 8 I might have to make a run for this rifle as a engagement gun for her!
by h.charlie
Sun Mar 22, 2015 9:42 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Simple Loose Flip-Up Aperture Fix?
Replies: 5
Views: 2094

Re: Simple Loose Flip-Up Aperture Fix?

wow, my marbles sight doesn't do that, does your say marble gladstone on the side I'm not sure but you might have the Lyman sight, they look very simular but I wouldn't know for sure as I'm only familiar with my marble sight, witch the aperture just screws and isn't as cool with that flip up feature.
by h.charlie
Sat Mar 21, 2015 3:38 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Simple Loose Flip-Up Aperture Fix?
Replies: 5
Views: 2094

Re: Simple Loose Flip-Up Aperture Fix?

What type of sight, and pics would make easier for us to see if all the parts are there and if it is assembled correctly.
by h.charlie
Thu Mar 05, 2015 10:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Kreiger magazine
Replies: 8
Views: 3163

Re: Kreiger magazine

Can you link it for us lazy folk
by h.charlie
Thu Feb 26, 2015 1:43 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: What cup tip punches?
Replies: 7
Views: 2275

Re: What cup tip punches?

If you are in a hurry I've used the head of finish nails to punch out pins on other projects cause they have a concave head just fthought food for thought
by h.charlie
Thu Feb 26, 2015 1:41 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: What cup tip punches?
Replies: 7
Views: 2275

Re: What cup tip punches?

Haha 100 bucks for a set of eight, at that price I rather make my own! My pins are flat from the 103 years of others beating the snaught out of them, in fact I never knew there were pin heads to start with until now
by h.charlie
Wed Feb 25, 2015 2:35 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: What cup tip punches?
Replies: 7
Views: 2275

Re: What cup tip punches?

It doesn't need to be a cup tip, I just use a Bostitch 1/16 or 1.5mm punch to get it out
by h.charlie
Mon Jan 12, 2015 2:40 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: A loose front sight.
Replies: 2
Views: 987

Re: A loose front sight.

Describe what was loose, the front sight does move side to side, but if the base was loose a competent gunsmith should be able to fix it
by h.charlie
Tue Jan 06, 2015 9:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Is it the same guy?
Replies: 1
Views: 894

Is it the same guy?

Did a search to try and find a bar sight for the model 8 and some familiar pics cam up... is it the same guy pedaling someone else pics?http://m.ebay.com/itm/151529392123?nav=SEARCH
by h.charlie
Sun Dec 28, 2014 7:08 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: dry firing a model 8
Replies: 6
Views: 2041

Re: dry firing a model 8

Dry firing will fatigue the firing pin if you have a original I would never dry fire it, but if it's a replacement buy a extra and go for broke
by h.charlie
Fri Nov 07, 2014 10:27 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Some decent groups, now to reload?
Replies: 10
Views: 3925

Re: Some decent groups, now to reload?

Is your gun chambered in 35? those necks look wider then 32, and the ring on the tops of the necks makes me to think the case is exspanding passed the throat
by h.charlie
Fri Nov 07, 2014 10:09 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: 25rem 115gn hollow point from 117gn sptz
Replies: 10
Views: 3773

Re: 25rem 115gn hollow point from 117gn sptz

I have the case weights and volumes, and on a normal load I would be able to tell witch hole was witch bullet on the target but I wanted to see if it was a good idea first. I couldn't stress the fact enough It is any re-loaders responsibility to follow safe reloading practices and look out for every...
by h.charlie
Fri Nov 07, 2014 9:59 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: 25rem 115gn hollow point from 117gn sptz
Replies: 10
Views: 3773

Re: 25rem 115gn hollow point from 117gn sptz

I did weigh them. Before I loaded them the lightest was 114.4 gn and the heaviest was 114.8 gn. The powder throws where also a little hit and miss, but I set the dropper so my highest spike was 23 gn of imr 3031 and the lowest 22.8 gn. Case over all length was set to be 2.575, but the cutting of the...
by h.charlie
Thu Nov 06, 2014 10:59 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: 25rem 115gn hollow point from 117gn sptz
Replies: 10
Views: 3773

Re: 25rem 115gn hollow point from 117gn sptz

Here's a pic of the 75 yard target
by h.charlie
Thu Nov 06, 2014 7:01 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: 25rem 115gn hollow point from 117gn sptz
Replies: 10
Views: 3773

Re: 25rem 115gn hollow point from 117gn sptz

They worked didn't shoot anything to get a good idea on expansion or bring a chronograph, but at 75 yards I got a decent group for just wanting to see if they would cycle the action properly, with the lighter bullet I did notice a little bit more fouling
by h.charlie
Wed Nov 05, 2014 12:11 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: 25rem 115gn hollow point from 117gn sptz
Replies: 10
Views: 3773

Re: 25rem 115gn hollow point from 117gn sptz

Man should have put a pic of the spitz and round nose in there but if you can't tell the bullet to the left is the hollow point and the one to the right is the flat nose
by h.charlie
Wed Nov 05, 2014 12:09 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: 25rem 115gn hollow point from 117gn sptz
Replies: 10
Views: 3773

Re: 25rem 115gn hollow point from 117gn sptz

Here's the pic
by h.charlie
Wed Nov 05, 2014 12:03 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: 25rem 115gn hollow point from 117gn sptz
Replies: 10
Views: 3773

25rem 115gn hollow point from 117gn sptz

So I ran out of 117gn round nose and I remembered I saw something about using spritzers and sniping the nose off to make a flat nose, so I tried and it will load from mag to chamber, so I took it a step further and hollowed the nose out 1/8 inch using a knife and my cordless drill then smoothed out ...
by h.charlie
Wed Aug 20, 2014 12:58 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: 25 rem primer problem?
Replies: 15
Views: 4760

Re: 25 rem primer problem?

I know the chamber is shaped like that but I'm trying to find the reason why. I have started to just run the full length sizer just down to top of the first shoulder and the shape has never changed for three reloads. I'm wondering if there was a batch or something like these made from factory, and i...
by h.charlie
Mon Aug 18, 2014 1:31 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: 25 rem primer problem?
Replies: 15
Views: 4760

Re: 25 rem primer problem?

So I thought I would share a update, loading the 25 rem and seating the bullet to touch the lands has solved the primer popping out. But that problem brought up the oddity of all my cases having a double shoulder, after taking the case to 3 reloading shops and 2 gun stores all of witch seemed stunne...
by h.charlie
Tue Aug 12, 2014 3:29 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Any way to improve accuracy on my 35Rem Mod 81?
Replies: 19
Views: 6394

Re: Any way to improve accuracy on my 35Rem Mod 81?

I have found using grease on all parts in the barrel shroud help improve accuracy, allowed for a 2 inch group at 150 yards in my 25 rem using 117gn Hornady btsp with 23 gn of imr 3031 and br4 primers seating the bullet with oal of 2.735 allowing the bullets to touch the rifling if you try to duplica...
by h.charlie
Wed Aug 06, 2014 11:06 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: 25 rem primer problem?
Replies: 15
Views: 4760

Re: 25 rem primer problem?

the second shoulder is definitely from the chamber I'm still lost as to why they would even have that
by h.charlie
Wed Aug 06, 2014 12:41 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: 25 rem primer problem?
Replies: 15
Views: 4760

Re: 25 rem primer problem?

Yes every case even original 25 rem headstamp. No I guess I didn't set the die up properly as I left only a turn off the shell holder I use 23 gn of imr 3031 witch is in the middle of the road for a load. I'm still wondering about the secondary shoulder is that normal? Anyone ever seen that before? ...
by h.charlie
Mon Aug 04, 2014 8:42 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: 25 rem primer problem?
Replies: 15
Views: 4760

Re: 25 rem primer problem?

Here are some pics one the primer backed out, one is of a loaded round in the breech as this how they are all head spaced let me know if it's to far but it looks right on unless I am wrong witch wouldn't be Un-heard of, the third is of a fired case next to a reload please notice what appears to b be...
by h.charlie
Mon Aug 04, 2014 5:20 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: 25 rem primer problem?
Replies: 15
Views: 4760

Re: 25 rem primer problem?

so possible fix. back the die out and check head space till extractor groove is flush with breach, could a dirty die be the problem?
by h.charlie
Sun Aug 03, 2014 10:03 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: 25 rem primer problem?
Replies: 15
Views: 4760

25 rem primer problem?

Not sure if my reloads are bad or its just maybe the ejection of the cases causing the primer to back out from being seated just bellow flush to sometimes a 16th of a inch out. I see no signs of over pressure like flattened primers, in fact they appear to be in perfect condition the load today was b...
by h.charlie
Mon Jul 28, 2014 1:26 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: stripper clips for 25 rem
Replies: 1
Views: 1226

stripper clips for 25 rem

I have recently been on the hunt for stripper clips and at 30 bucks for a few they are are out of my price range for a luxury are there any other stripper clips that are easily obtainable and can be modified to work in 25 rem?
by h.charlie
Thu Jul 03, 2014 1:02 pm
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: 30 rem or 25 rem brass
Replies: 2
Views: 1599

30 rem or 25 rem brass

I am down to the last 6 loadable pieces of 25 Remington brass for my model 8 and looking to get some more please pm with qauntity and price you would like for 25 rem or 30 rem brass heck I might even take 30-30, please include shipping unless you are in the Sacramento California area
by h.charlie
Sun May 04, 2014 7:39 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: load data for 25 rem
Replies: 5
Views: 1896

Re: load data for 25 rem

I broke down and bought imr 3130 and 4198 couldnt find any win powder, Does anyone know max case length for 25 remington