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by TRX
Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: General
Topic: 7.62x39......is the idea still alive & kicking?
Replies: 9
Views: 2948

Mine is in .30 Remington. I looked at caliber conversion for a while, but eventually I decided there were only two reasonable choices: A) sell the .30 and buy another Model 8 in .300 Savage (the local Wal-Mart carries .300 on the shelf!) or B) reload .30 Remington .30 brass is only intermittently av...
by TRX
Sun Sep 18, 2016 2:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Just obtained a Model 8.
Replies: 7
Views: 2949

Re: Just obtained a Model 8.

Grafs is showing new .30 Remington brass in stock now. If you reload, RCBS has the dies. It might take a few extra weeks if they have to make them up.
by TRX
Sun Nov 29, 2015 10:52 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Stripper clips
Replies: 7
Views: 6397

Re: Stripper clips

I'll pick a few up next time I make an order. The Model 8 isn't particularly easy to load; I can see why JMB provided for stripper clips...
by TRX
Fri Aug 21, 2015 6:20 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: 30-30 conversion
Replies: 9
Views: 3823

Re: 30-30 conversion

What kind of feed rate are you using? I turned bags of .38 Special into 9mm Largo back in the day. I used a flat-topped form tool, ground so I came in from the side to turn the rim off, moved the carriage toward the headstock a bit, then came in for the extractor groove. Since the extractor groove w...
by TRX
Wed Apr 08, 2015 9:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: auto login not working for me
Replies: 2
Views: 1786

Re: auto login not working for me

I have the same problem as chas.
by TRX
Tue Dec 30, 2014 2:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Model 8 Merry Christmas 2014!
Replies: 5
Views: 2345

Re: Model 8 Merry Christmas 2014!

The dude with the lamp looks eerily like Darren McGavin...

I have an SMLE that used to be a floor lamp; I've been collecting pieces to return it to shootability.

The AK guys used to be into making AK-47 table lamps; there used to be a lot of that on the builder forums back when kits were cheap.
by TRX
Sun Dec 21, 2014 7:20 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Well, what do we have here...
Replies: 6
Views: 2769

Re: Well, what do we have here...

I'm still impressed by how little recoil the Model 8 has. Shooting with a friend, his .30-30 Marlin felt like a cannon by comparison.
by TRX
Tue Dec 16, 2014 5:12 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Model 8 ,30-30
Replies: 3
Views: 1972

Re: Model 8 ,30-30

I've read that the ".30 Remington" was first known as the ".30-30 Remington" and the second "30" was quickly dropped to prevent confusion with the .30-30 Winchester. Considering the hassle I've had searching for ".30 Remington" ammunition and getting hits on ".30 Remington AR", I can believe that st...
by TRX
Fri Dec 12, 2014 6:39 am
Forum: General
Topic: Making .32 Remington Brass
Replies: 18
Views: 9732

Re: Making .32 Remington Brass

I found a small amount of .30 Remington ammo, and someone here sold me some brass, so I haven't done the .30-30 conversion yet. For those who are thinking of it... I used to convert .38 Special brass to 9mm Largo, back when it was unobtainium and 9x23 didn't exist yet. At the time I had an elderly A...
by TRX
Tue Dec 09, 2014 3:02 am
Forum: General
Topic: Model 8 carry bag
Replies: 5
Views: 3319

Model 8 carry bag

I live in a place where I don't particularly want the neighbors to know I have guns in the house when nobody is home. So I use various "sports" bags to schlep rifles out to the car. The Mosin 91/30 is so long that I wound up with a "golf bag cover", which is a bag you put your golf bag in... the spo...
by TRX
Tue Dec 09, 2014 2:50 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: New company for my 35 rem. Krieger conversion 300 savage
Replies: 6
Views: 3679

Re: New company for my 35 rem. Krieger conversion 300 savage

The fixed magazine is one of the few things I don't like about my Model 8. The mag lips are way down there, and I broke a thumbnail once trying to load it. Yeah, I know, but it hurt, and kind of soured my shooting session. Plus my particular rifle seems to have some sharp bits in there too. I imagin...
by TRX
Tue Dec 09, 2014 2:41 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Well, what do we have here...
Replies: 6
Views: 2769

Re: Well, what do we have here...

Range trip! Range trip!
by TRX
Tue Dec 09, 2014 2:35 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: picked up a parts set
Replies: 5
Views: 2221

Re: picked up a parts set

Uuuhhh... it never occurred to me that while the 8 was a takedown rifle, that it could be a "switchbarrel" too. Though I'm happy with the .30 caliber. After discovering the Model 8 by chance on the internet, I bought one sight unseen via Gunbroker, hoping I hadn't made a horrible mistake. And the lo...
by TRX
Fri Oct 24, 2014 4:26 am
Forum: General
Topic: .505 Gibbs semi-auto
Replies: 2
Views: 1533

Re: .505 Gibbs semi-auto

Man, they really don't want to tell you anything about that rifle on their web site... I finally found and downloaded the owner's manual to get some pictures of its innards. It looks like a gas-operated shotgun inside. I have a PSL kit in the build queue, and the Voices were trying to talk me into p...
by TRX
Tue Sep 30, 2014 10:52 am
Forum: General
Topic: scope rail ID?
Replies: 3
Views: 1909

Re: scope rail ID?

Thanks, Sarge!
by TRX
Sun Sep 28, 2014 11:28 am
Forum: General
Topic: scope rail ID?
Replies: 3
Views: 1909

Re: scope rail ID?

Joe PM'd me to tell me the picture wasn't showing up. I would've sworn the preview looked okay... let me try again.
by TRX
Sat Sep 27, 2014 11:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: scope rail ID?
Replies: 3
Views: 1909

scope rail ID?

A previous owner had fitted a scope rail to my Model 8. Shooting it a few days ago, I realized my aging eyes weren't cooperating in the whole "sight picture" thing. So I may try a scope. Can anyone guess what kind of scope rings this rail might need? The width across the dovetail tips is a hair over...
by TRX
Fri Sep 26, 2014 3:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: Missed the birthday
Replies: 6
Views: 3196

Re: Missed the birthday

Oh, and while I'm at it - pulling the barrel only takes a moment, but the sling connecting the two pieces was awkward. I decided to take a sling off, so I looked at the swivels. Hmm, flathead screws. The screwdriver fit was poor, so I looked more closely at the screw slots. Hmm. Radiused bottom. I f...
by TRX
Tue Sep 23, 2014 7:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Missed the birthday
Replies: 6
Views: 3196

Re: Missed the birthday

A friend invited me along to an indoor range today. They have a 50-yard rifle range too, so I took the Model 8 along with the 1911. Wow. The Model 8 is schweet to shoot. Recoil was negligible compared the .30-30 Winchester 94 Mike brought along. The 8 comes up to point naturally, trigger pull was cl...
by TRX
Thu Sep 04, 2014 4:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Missed the birthday
Replies: 6
Views: 3196

Missed the birthday

Last year I bought my first Model 8. I collected brass, loading dies, and some loaded ammunition for it. Other things blocked a range trip - the nearest real range is 60 miles one way, so it doesn't happen often anyway. Time rolled on, and I planned to make a range excursion last month, since my 8 w...
by TRX
Mon Jul 21, 2014 3:54 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: 2-Gun Action Match with a Remington Model 8 (video)
Replies: 12
Views: 5097

Re: 2-Gun Action Match with a Remington Model 8 (video)

It was great seeing a Model 8 strutting its stuff. I'm no faster with strippers on my Mosin than you are with them on the 8. Reaching across with my support hand, it's hard to find the charger guide unless I turn the gun so I can look. I guess it's easier for right-handed people. You'd be in the sam...
by TRX
Sat May 31, 2014 7:38 am
Forum: General
Topic: .35-.303: 'nuff said!
Replies: 1
Views: 1349

Re: .35-.303: 'nuff said!

Given how expensive SMLE barrels are, and the hassle timing and headspacing them, I'm surprised reboring isn't more common. Of course, in the USA and Canada the price of reboring and rifling approaches the average cost of just finding another rifle with a better barrel. Australian law made non-milit...
by TRX
Mon Mar 24, 2014 5:49 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Let's revitalize the 30 Remington (Not AR)
Replies: 13
Views: 5900

Re: Let's revitalize the 30 Remington (Not AR)

Any range reports on the sabots yet? I picked up a bag of sabots from E. Arthur Brown a while back, thinking that they might be fun to play with. I haven't been able to get to any reloading or shooting since then, though. While reading up on the Accelerators I found that they were introduced in 1977...
by TRX
Mon Mar 24, 2014 5:23 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: 30 Rem Dies
Replies: 7
Views: 2862

Re: 30 Rem Dies

I forgot to post an update - the RCBS dies showed up from Grafs in mid-February. Also, I found that like the .30 Remington AR, the 10mm Auto is also based on a cut-down .25-.30-.32 Remington case. Though the AR seems headed rapidly for obsolescence and the 10mm has never been popular, at least you c...
by TRX
Thu Jan 09, 2014 12:43 am
Forum: General
Topic: dies arrived!
Replies: 3
Views: 1889

dies arrived!

After almost three months on back order, my .30 Remington dies finally arrived. The RCBS box still smalls like fresh plastic... It will be a while before I can do anything with them, but at least I have a box of loaded .30 Remington ammunition, a bag of .30-30 brass, and I found my old extractor gro...
by TRX
Sat Nov 30, 2013 6:06 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: 30 Rem Dies
Replies: 7
Views: 2862

Re: 30 Rem Dies

I've had a set of dies back-ordered from Grafs for a couple of months now. I'd forgotten I'd ordered them until now.
by TRX
Tue Oct 01, 2013 10:41 am
Forum: General
Topic: Long Recoil Semi Auto Pistol
Replies: 12
Views: 5012

Re: Long Recoil Semi Auto Pistol

The Auto Mag was a short-recoil system; the upper barrel assembly moves back about 5/16". The bolt is unlocked by a cross-pin in the cam track and the bits cycle the rest of the way by inertia. It's the same basic system as the 1898(?) Schwarzlose pistol. The Frommer Stop's mechanism looks very simi...
by TRX
Tue Oct 01, 2013 10:30 am
Forum: General
Topic: forming .30 Rem from 7.35 Carcano? (no, false alarm)
Replies: 13
Views: 3734

Re: forming .30 Rem from 7.35 Carcano?

I tried ordering some new .30-30 brass. All the Usual Sources (Grafs, Midway, Mid South, etc.) were either showing out of stock on the display page or said so when I tried to place the order. So I decided some once-fired brass would work... seems a whole lot of people think range pick-up brass is wo...
by TRX
Thu Sep 19, 2013 5:30 am
Forum: General
Topic: Model 8 in slow motion
Replies: 14
Views: 4187

Re: Model 8 in slow motion

You're getting the same amount of recoil, but the shape of the "recoil signature" is different.

Nice video, too. For those of you who haven't been FW's web site, www.forgottenweapons.com has a mountain of nifty stuff.
by TRX
Sat Sep 07, 2013 4:30 am
Forum: General
Topic: forming .30 Rem from 7.35 Carcano? (no, false alarm)
Replies: 13
Views: 3734

Re: forming .30 Rem from 7.35 Carcano?

Thanks!
by TRX
Fri Sep 06, 2013 5:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: forming .30 Rem from 7.35 Carcano? (no, false alarm)
Replies: 13
Views: 3734

Re: forming .30 Rem from 7.35 Carcano?

I have some Cerrosafe to check the chamber shape with. I'll have to check the disassembly instructions, though.
by TRX
Thu Sep 05, 2013 6:13 am
Forum: General
Topic: forming .30 Rem from 7.35 Carcano? (no, false alarm)
Replies: 13
Views: 3734

Re: forming .30 Rem from 7.35 Carcano?

Thanks, Sarge! Jamison's web site claims .25 and .32 brass is in stock. They want a pretty penny for it, though. I found some once-fired .30-30 online at a decent price; I think I'll just order some. If I don't use them, I have friends who can. Does anyone have a dimensioned case or chamber drawing ...
by TRX
Wed Sep 04, 2013 4:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: forming .30 Rem from 7.35 Carcano? (no, false alarm)
Replies: 13
Views: 3734

Re: forming .30 Rem from 7.35 Carcano?

Hmm... Apparently I transposed "base" and "shoulder" diameters on the Carcano. The Carcano is too fat, too. Rats.

Looks like I'll have to order some .30-30 brass...
by TRX
Wed Sep 04, 2013 3:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: forming .30 Rem from 7.35 Carcano? (no, false alarm)
Replies: 13
Views: 3734

Re: forming .30 Rem from 7.35 Carcano?

Thanks guys. I just got off the phone with the last potential source a few moments ago. As far as I can tell there's no new .30 Remington brass to be had in the USA. Someone here is probably hoarding... <grin> I'm going to double-check the Carcano dimensions from printed sources, since I don't have ...
by TRX
Sun Sep 01, 2013 5:30 am
Forum: General
Topic: forming .30 Rem from 7.35 Carcano? (no, false alarm)
Replies: 13
Views: 3734

forming .30 Rem from 7.35 Carcano? (no, false alarm)

Every place I've contacted so far hasn't actually had any .30 Remington brass in stock, despite what their web site says. So, looking through my "Cartridges of the World" book, I see the 7.35 Carcano is very close to the Remington; same case head size, .020" shorter overall. Theoretically, one might...
by TRX
Sat Aug 31, 2013 11:53 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: another newguy
Replies: 4
Views: 1735

Re: another newguy

Thanks guys!

I'm just a sucker for great engineering...
by TRX
Sat Aug 31, 2013 6:01 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: another newguy
Replies: 4
Views: 1735

another newguy

I discovered the Model 8 a few weeks ago entirely by accident. Then I made the mistake of looking on Gunbroker, and found a nice Model 8 in .30 Remington, which became mine for an absurdly low price. I picked it up from the FFL yesterday. It seems to be resting comfortably with the other rifles, whi...