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by VTRem35
Thu Nov 06, 2014 2:31 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: 1907 Model 8 w/Krieger conversion on Gunbroker
Replies: 1
Views: 1705

1907 Model 8 w/Krieger conversion on Gunbroker

Saw this and thought one of you with full blown Jackitis would be all over it.

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewIt ... =451453932
by VTRem35
Sat Oct 18, 2014 3:59 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Pics of my re-blued Model 8
Replies: 5
Views: 3526

Re: Pics of my re-blued Model 8

Thanks Mike. If I could do it over again, I would prob not choose ECB, but I also would consider them again. I think they did a great job on the bluing. One of the first problems that came up was that the metal wasn't rusting well and taking more time than anticipated. So I was upset about the time ...
by VTRem35
Sat Oct 18, 2014 5:41 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Pics of my re-blued Model 8
Replies: 5
Views: 3526

Re: Pics of my re-blued Model 8

Another pic
by VTRem35
Sat Oct 18, 2014 5:41 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Pics of my re-blued Model 8
Replies: 5
Views: 3526

Pics of my re-blued Model 8

Here are a couple of pics of my 1930 Model 8 .35 Rem. It was a gift from my step-dad. It came rusty, pitted and had a horrible cold-bluing job done sometime in the 60's. I stripped it down and sent it off to East Coast Bluing in NY for a slow rust blue. (Bluing job was great, had other issues with E...
by VTRem35
Tue Jul 15, 2014 7:02 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Replacing my firing pin
Replies: 1
Views: 1521

Replacing my firing pin

Howdy, I just got my 1930 .35 Rem Model 8 back from East Coast Bluing with a nice new rust blue job. It looks great, I'll get some pics up soon. However, it came back with a broken firing pin, discovered out on the range yesterday. Bummer not to get to shoot it. I was lucky enough to find not one, b...
by VTRem35
Tue Apr 08, 2014 6:59 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Model 8 35 Rem Stripper Clip Alternative
Replies: 13
Views: 7109

Re: Model 8 35 Rem Stripper Clip Alternative

I'd love to hear how they work. I've been intending to buy a couple dozen of them, but just haven't pulled the trigger yet
Are yours one piece or two piece? Brass or steel?
Thanks,
Kendall
by VTRem35
Wed Apr 02, 2014 6:13 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Hornady 200gr FTX Lever Evolution Ammo?
Replies: 8
Views: 3846

Re: Hornady 200gr FTX Lever Evolution Ammo?

Hmmm, I have no empirical evidence other than a slow bullet (remington 200 gr rn) shoots really consistent groups out of my Model 8, and the faster bullets (150gr Remingtons and Hornady Leverlution) are very inconsistent. I don't know if it's the barrel grooves or if it's just my particular rifle. O...
by VTRem35
Tue Apr 01, 2014 7:32 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Hello Model 8 forum
Replies: 12
Views: 6373

Re: Hello Model 8 forum

Great looking rifle! Does anyone in your family currently hunt with their Model 8/81? This year, mine will take it's first walk in the woods for deer since before 1962 (when it was purchased by my step-dad, who has never hunted deer with it) You'd be a hero on this site if you could get a picture of...
by VTRem35
Tue Apr 01, 2014 7:25 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Hornady 200gr FTX Lever Evolution Ammo?
Replies: 8
Views: 3846

Re: Hornady 200gr FTX Lever Evolution Ammo?

The problem with the Leverevolution rounds in the Model 8/81, is they're too fast for the barrel grooves, and so far in my experience, they are very inconsistent. Gotta keep it around 2000 FPS.
by VTRem35
Thu Mar 27, 2014 7:46 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Nice looking Model 81, 300 Savage on Armslist
Replies: 3
Views: 2265

Nice looking Model 81, 300 Savage on Armslist

Just a heads up. Looks like a very nice rifle with great wood

http://www.armslist.com/posts/2786178/s ... -semi-auto
by VTRem35
Mon Mar 24, 2014 4:59 am
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: FN for sale on Gunbroker ends 3/24/2014
Replies: 14
Views: 6907

Re: FN for sale on Gunbroker ends 3/24/2014

Congrats Roger! Good luck!!!!
by VTRem35
Sat Mar 22, 2014 2:57 pm
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: FN for sale on Gunbroker ends 3/24/2014
Replies: 14
Views: 6907

FN for sale on Gunbroker ends 3/24/2014

Not my gun, know nothing about it.
Just a heads up if someone is interested.

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewIt ... =401957296
by VTRem35
Sat Mar 22, 2014 9:06 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: 8mm Mauser ammo clips?
Replies: 8
Views: 3693

Re: 8mm Mauser ammo clips?

The Remington factory 200 gr Core-Lokt round is roughly 2,000 fps at 33,500 CPU(PSI). It may be important to match those numbers. The low CPU(PSI) I stated for the LVR load, may affect cycling of the Model 8/81. I'll need to get more info before I start reloading, that's for sure.
by VTRem35
Sat Mar 22, 2014 8:48 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: 8mm Mauser ammo clips?
Replies: 8
Views: 3693

Re: 8mm Mauser ammo clips?

This is the results for the 200 rn Hornady bullet with the various Hodgon powders. My first choice would be to use the LVR with 42 grains, 2,040 fps at 25,600 CPU(PSI) Perfect speed and very low pressure, then maybe the Varget with maybe 37 grains would maybe get the right results. I also lean towar...
by VTRem35
Sat Mar 22, 2014 6:33 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: 8mm Mauser ammo clips?
Replies: 8
Views: 3693

Re: 8mm Mauser ammo clips?

Great reloading chart here - http://www.hodgdonreloading.com/data/rifle My understanding is that we need to be right around 2000 fps for best accuracy. The slow turning grooves in our barrels want a slow bullet. My Model 8 loves the Remington 200 gr RN and shoots them very straight. It DOES NOT like...
by VTRem35
Fri Mar 21, 2014 4:45 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: 8mm Mauser ammo clips?
Replies: 8
Views: 3693

Re: 8mm Mauser ammo clips?

Thanks! That pretty much convinces me that most of the various country of origin stripper clips will work. Pretty great alternative to buying one made for the Model 8/81. They are available many places and they are cheap. Off the topic, but do you do those reloads? I've been told that I should use a...
by VTRem35
Wed Mar 19, 2014 1:56 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: .35 Model 81 questions
Replies: 15
Views: 7233

Re: .35 Model 81 questions

My Model 8 .35 loves those Remington factory 200gr RN. They seem to be the most accurate out of my gun (also I think the slowest round, which is good for the large, slow spiral of the bore) I've found some Hornady 200gr RN for reloading and will practice with those, but I'll always use those Rem 200...
by VTRem35
Tue Mar 18, 2014 6:33 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: 8mm Mauser ammo clips?
Replies: 8
Views: 3693

8mm Mauser ammo clips?

Anyone ever used any 8mm Mauser clips in your Model 8/81? I'm understanding they will work, but wanted to know if there is any difference between an Argentine Mauser clip and a German one for instance. I think I'd pick the two piece versions instead of the single piece clips. Lots of 8mm ammo clip o...
by VTRem35
Thu Mar 13, 2014 8:27 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: My Model 8 is going to the hospital, but in a good way
Replies: 2
Views: 1726

Re: My Model 8 is going to the hospital, but in a good way

Thanks Cam, I had pretty much decided on the slow rust bluing and this settles it. Matt from ECBluing sounds like he'll take his time with the rust bluing and the few pics I've seen of ECBluing rust bluing jobs look really good. Once I get it back, I'll get the sights worked out and get some rounds ...
by VTRem35
Wed Mar 12, 2014 2:13 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: My Model 8 is going to the hospital, but in a good way
Replies: 2
Views: 1726

My Model 8 is going to the hospital, but in a good way

I inherited a nice 1930 Model 8 in .35 Rem (along with reloading dies, bullets, cases and a few rounds) It came to me a mixture of a gorgeous patina over 75% of it...and the other 25% had been hokey cold blued and all those areas were rusty and looked terrible. Unfortunately it was not localized, an...
by VTRem35
Wed Mar 12, 2014 1:55 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: What caliber is best for reloading?
Replies: 6
Views: 2844

Re: What caliber is best for reloading?

I've been searching high and low online for bullets in .35 Rem, Remington 200gr RN can't be found though I did see some Speer 180gr in one place, however I couldn't find any Remington 9 1/2 rifle/ or heavy rifle primers of any brand anywhere. I'm considering getting into casting and think I'll use t...