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by Bandersnatch
Wed Apr 07, 2021 8:59 am
Forum: History of the 8 /81
Topic: New movie about Bonnie and Clyde
Replies: 4
Views: 4409

Re: New movie about Bonnie and Clyde

I like the movie generally, but one thing does rankle. Because of a rather limited budget the movie makes it look like Hamer took about a week to track down the outlaws, instead of several months.
by Bandersnatch
Thu Apr 01, 2021 7:11 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: 8 or 81? Including Pictures
Replies: 15
Views: 622

Re: 8 or 81? Including Pictures

If memory serves, EUU is October 1949.
by Bandersnatch
Wed Mar 31, 2021 3:56 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Finally got one coming.
Replies: 9
Views: 441

Re: Finally got one coming.

Huzzah! I love a happy ending.
by Bandersnatch
Mon Mar 29, 2021 5:55 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New Hand at the Great 8
Replies: 8
Views: 391

Re: New Hand at the Great 8

How naughty!
by Bandersnatch
Sun Mar 28, 2021 10:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Stoopid Questions Get Stoopid Answers
Replies: 11
Views: 572

Re: Stoopid Questions Get Stoopid Answers

Not a problem. Just lending a helping hand to a fellow fan of the mighty 35.
by Bandersnatch
Sun Mar 28, 2021 8:27 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: My first and I hope my last "Frankengun" (in .250-3000 Savage)
Replies: 17
Views: 809

Re: My first and I hope my last "Frankengun" (in .250-3000 Savage)

I love oddball things like this and I'm just tickled pink that it shoots as well as it does. I'd like to see what it does with 117 gr fodder.
by Bandersnatch
Sun Mar 28, 2021 7:40 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New Hand at the Great 8
Replies: 8
Views: 391

Re: New Hand at the Great 8

Howdy do!
by Bandersnatch
Wed Mar 24, 2021 11:23 am
Forum: History of the 8 /81
Topic: Fluted buttstock M8
Replies: 4
Views: 322

Re: Fluted buttstock M8

I have one like that. Built in 1926. Maybe they were feeling festive that month at the Remington plant?
by Bandersnatch
Tue Mar 23, 2021 9:19 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: stripper clips
Replies: 9
Views: 5029

Re: stripper clips

Greetings all, I just purchased my first Model 8 in 35 rem. I haven't received it yet but want to be ready when I do. My question is, other than the $100 plus remington stripper clips I see on e-bay, what other clips will work. Thanks, Rigby16 If one simply must have a stripper clip, the 35 and 300...
by Bandersnatch
Fri Mar 19, 2021 3:55 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: My first and I hope my last "Frankengun" (in .250-3000 Savage)
Replies: 17
Views: 809

Re: My first and I hope my last "Frankengun" (in .250-3000 Savage)

I'm no gunsmith, but I'll take a look.... Seriously, if whoever built this used 300 Sav springs I don't see why it wouldn't work, provided that the barrel is thick enough. I'd be very wary of a rechambered 25 Rem tube, but if he used, say, a Savage barrel to do the conversion then you are probably O...
by Bandersnatch
Tue Mar 02, 2021 1:30 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Split case necks on Grafs .32 Rem hand loads
Replies: 8
Views: 817

Re: Split case necks on Grafs .32 Rem hand loads

I've had issues with Graf's brass in 25 Rem popping primers out at the second firing.
by Bandersnatch
Sun Feb 28, 2021 11:04 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Lubricating a Model 8/81?
Replies: 2
Views: 364

Re: Lubricating a Model 8/81?

Just my view: The bolt raceways, obviously. The bolt head, including the cam pin tracks and locking lugs, and the extractor. A dab of oil in the action spring tube, that's the one behind the bolt. This speeds up bolt movement noticeably. Not too much, as you don't want much oil getting back into the...
by Bandersnatch
Sun Feb 28, 2021 10:50 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Cheek Pad for the 8
Replies: 10
Views: 3463

Re: Cheek Pad for the 8

Yes, they do weigh a tad more. Personally, for hunting purposes, I like the extra weight. It helps dampen the fairly stout recoil and, for me, it was rather comforting. The gun felt solid, not squirrely, like some light weight rifles can be (I'm looking at you, AR15), and didn't move while on the re...
by Bandersnatch
Fri Feb 26, 2021 11:38 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Cheek Pad for the 8
Replies: 10
Views: 3463

Re: Cheek Pad for the 8

MinnesotaDan wrote:
Thu Feb 25, 2021 10:48 am
cheek pad.jpg

It does make it easier to use the scope. Thanks.
I'm liking the dark brown color.
by Bandersnatch
Thu Feb 25, 2021 9:08 am
Forum: Just Hunting
Topic: Pennsylvania bucks
Replies: 4
Views: 872

Re: Pennsylvania bucks

Those are some fine looking deer!
by Bandersnatch
Thu Feb 18, 2021 8:48 pm
Forum: Just Hunting
Topic: Alabama 2020-21
Replies: 11
Views: 651

Re: Alabama 2020-21

So, my plan this year was to take four rifles to the fields and take a deer and maybe a pig with each one. The Rem model 81, the Winchester 70, a Ruger 77 in 22-250 and the AR15 in 6.5 Grendel. I got close. As you see I got three deer with the Winchester and one with the 81. The AR15 accounted for t...
by Bandersnatch
Thu Feb 18, 2021 8:16 pm
Forum: Just Hunting
Topic: Alabama 2020-21
Replies: 11
Views: 651

Re: Alabama 2020-21

Last week of January. Time is running out. But what is this? A doe walks across the road, right by the scent wicks and not one minute later this guy steps out and takes a whiff of scent. Bad move. Season 3 https://imgur.com/gallery/GT6DSit Season 2 https://imgur.com/gallery/kLdJpNl https://imgur.com...
by Bandersnatch
Thu Feb 18, 2021 8:12 pm
Forum: Just Hunting
Topic: Alabama 2020-21
Replies: 11
Views: 651

Re: Alabama 2020-21

Doe #2 with the Winchester model 70 Featherweight in 6.5 Swede 140 gr. About 71 yards.

Season 8 https://imgur.com/a/Y43zJm0
by Bandersnatch
Thu Feb 18, 2021 8:01 pm
Forum: Just Hunting
Topic: Alabama 2020-21
Replies: 11
Views: 651

Re: Alabama 2020-21

Got a little buck and a coyote tried to nibble on it.

Little buck https://imgur.com/a/o92Tui9

Season 12 https://imgur.com/a/YcQv7Fk

Season 7 https://imgur.com/a/SxFvPOV
by Bandersnatch
Thu Feb 18, 2021 7:57 pm
Forum: Just Hunting
Topic: Alabama 2020-21
Replies: 11
Views: 651

Re: Alabama 2020-21

by Bandersnatch
Thu Feb 18, 2021 7:40 pm
Forum: Just Hunting
Topic: Alabama 2020-21
Replies: 11
Views: 651

Re: Alabama 2020-21

by Bandersnatch
Thu Feb 18, 2021 7:39 pm
Forum: Just Hunting
Topic: Alabama 2020-21
Replies: 11
Views: 651

Re: Alabama 2020-21

A raccoon eating my corn.

Season 5 https://imgur.com/gallery/w6d27JV
by Bandersnatch
Thu Feb 18, 2021 7:38 pm
Forum: Just Hunting
Topic: Alabama 2020-21
Replies: 11
Views: 651

Re: Alabama 2020-21

The Model 81 in 35 Rem is first up:

Season 12 https://imgur.com/a/C2bxOJH

Season 15 https://imgur.com/a/2XdwcV8

Season 13 https://imgur.com/a/YNC9vU6

Season 14 https://imgur.com/a/ZkeHdpU

97 yards with the Hornady 200 gr FTX. Hit the dirt and didn't get up. Weighed 135 lbs.
by Bandersnatch
Thu Feb 18, 2021 7:32 pm
Forum: Just Hunting
Topic: Alabama 2020-21
Replies: 11
Views: 651

Re: Alabama 2020-21

Rifle battery for the second trip in January

The second rifle battery https://imgur.com/a/RLi4tBz
by Bandersnatch
Thu Feb 18, 2021 7:31 pm
Forum: Just Hunting
Topic: Alabama 2020-21
Replies: 11
Views: 651

Re: Alabama 2020-21

Rifle battery 1 https://imgur.com/a/EqriJfA
Rifle battery for the first trip in November.
by Bandersnatch
Thu Feb 18, 2021 10:23 am
Forum: Just Hunting
Topic: Alabama 2020-21
Replies: 11
Views: 651

Alabama 2020-21

Trying a new hosting site. Let me know if y'all can see this one.

Season 4 https://imgur.com/gallery/8d4LY6d


Season 4 https://imgur.com/gallery/8d4LY6d
by Bandersnatch
Wed Feb 17, 2021 12:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Need a new image hosting site
Replies: 2
Views: 598

Re: Need a new image hosting site

I'm currently trying to sign up with imgur and having problems. It says it's over capacity and I should try again later. Any other hosting sites?
by Bandersnatch
Wed Feb 17, 2021 12:25 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Cheek Pad for the 8
Replies: 10
Views: 3463

Re: Cheek Pad for the 8

MinnesotaDan wrote:
Wed Feb 17, 2021 10:49 am
I am thinking about getting a cheek pad for my scoped 81. How did the Garand pad end up working for you?
Worked quite well. Keeps the head over to the left about an inch and that makes the scope much more comfortable to use.
by Bandersnatch
Fri Dec 18, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Need a new image hosting site
Replies: 2
Views: 598

Need a new image hosting site

What does one use instead of photobucket?
by Bandersnatch
Tue Dec 15, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: New Old Stock 81 Forearm *WOW*
Replies: 4
Views: 678

Re: New Old Stock 81 Forearm *WOW*

Very pretty. :)
by Bandersnatch
Mon Dec 14, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: General
Topic: Remington's Models 14 and 141
Replies: 8
Views: 1140

Re: Remington's Models 14 and 141

I have a 14 in 25 Rem. Something I learned early on is use only round nosed bullets. Anything else will hang up inside the feed system and you have to disassemble the gun to clear it.
by Bandersnatch
Wed Dec 09, 2020 7:50 am
Forum: General
Topic: Steel stripper clip >$242 on eBay today
Replies: 8
Views: 1054

Re: Steel stripper clip >$242 on eBay today

M14 stripper clips work pretty good, too. About .50 apiece. :)
by Bandersnatch
Thu Nov 12, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Recommended ammo for .35 Model 8
Replies: 5
Views: 1165

Re: Recommended ammo for .35 Model 8

I've used almost exclusively the 200 grain bullets, but a couple of years ago I came across some Remington 150gr spitzers at a pawn shop in SW Alabama. 4 boxes and I've never seen any more of it. I shot a few in the old 81 and they seemed to group ok but the recoil was awful. The Hornady 200 grain F...
by Bandersnatch
Wed Nov 11, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Finding Ammo
Replies: 6
Views: 1236

Re: Finding Ammo

by Bandersnatch
Tue Nov 10, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Finding Ammo
Replies: 6
Views: 1236

Re: Finding Ammo

cmdrico7812 wrote:
Tue Nov 10, 2020 9:57 am
Thanks, that'll be another one to watch. Unfortunately they are all sold out.
Well, flapdoodle. Check some pawn shops. I've occasionally found odd calibers like .35 there.
by Bandersnatch
Sun Nov 08, 2020 11:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Scout mount
Replies: 14
Views: 2345

Re: Scout mount

Any more news on this mount? I'm beginning to get ideas....
by Bandersnatch
Sun Nov 08, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: A Young Gun
Replies: 6
Views: 1243

Re: A Young Gun

Awww. :)
by Bandersnatch
Sun Nov 01, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Everyone out to pasture?
Replies: 22
Views: 2703

Re: Everyone out to pasture?

MinnesotaDan wrote:
Mon Oct 26, 2020 12:09 pm
I will have my 81 in hand for the Minnesota deer opener in a couple of weeks. I also hope to have a photo or story to share. Good luck to you, Bandersnatch.
Get a big 'un!
by Bandersnatch
Sun Nov 01, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New Member
Replies: 7
Views: 1456

Re: New Member

I've used Hornady 117 gr spitzers with good success in mine, over a hot charge of 3031. Very pleasant shooting with good accuracy. I bought a short rail section that fits the two rear sight screws from a member here. It holds a micro red dot sight that makes the rifle that much more fun to shoot.
by Bandersnatch
Sun Oct 25, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Everyone out to pasture?
Replies: 22
Views: 2703

Re: Everyone out to pasture?

I check in periodically for new posts and I'm hoping that I'll have some new photos and hunting stories this season that feature the 81.
by Bandersnatch
Thu Oct 08, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Serial number 20
Replies: 11
Views: 2326

Re: Serial number 20

I almost bid on that one. Glad I didn't! :shock:
by Bandersnatch
Thu Sep 24, 2020 8:04 am
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: The 566-example
Replies: 7
Views: 1682

Re: The 566-example

Methinks someone has replaced the barrel jacket with one from a model 8. Good eyes Bandersnatch! So the rear sight maybe, but I don't think barrel assemblies between 8/81's and FN 1900's are interchangeable. The receivers are recessed differently for the takedown screw and jacket head. Great lookin...
by Bandersnatch
Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: The 566-example
Replies: 7
Views: 1682

Re: The 566-example

Methinks someone has replaced the barrel jacket with one from a model 8.