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by Bandersnatch
Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Savage 99 take-down/250 Savage questions...
Replies: 4
Views: 69

Re: Savage 99 take-down/250 Savage questions...

Buy the Savage and run, don't walk, before he can change his mind.
by Bandersnatch
Wed May 23, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Scoped Model 81
Replies: 12
Views: 379

Re: Scoped Model 81

My gunsmith is building me a custom 7mm Mauser. Should be ready in six months or so. @Bandersnatch - would you be posting anything about this in the future, on this board, or any other? I'd be very interested in following once you have the gun on hand. What receiver is the basis? New or old? I thin...
by Bandersnatch
Tue May 22, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Scoped Model 81
Replies: 12
Views: 379

Re: Scoped Model 81

My gunsmith is building me a custom 7mm Mauser. Should be ready in six months or so.
by Bandersnatch
Sat May 19, 2018 7:13 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Scoped Model 81
Replies: 12
Views: 379

Re: Scoped Model 81

Interesting solution to the scope issue. I see Bubba damacened the bolt as well.
by Bandersnatch
Sat May 19, 2018 7:07 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Restoring Great Grandfather’s Model 8
Replies: 19
Views: 616

Re: Restoring Great Grandfather’s Model 8

Yep, she needs a bath. You'll be amazed at how smoothly these guns work with just a bit of TLC.
by Bandersnatch
Thu May 17, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: History of the 8 /81
Topic: Very early 30-30 Rem-Did I pay too much?
Replies: 12
Views: 561

Re: Very early 30-30 Rem-Did I pay too much?

I got an old Mauser I'll trade ya. ;)
by Bandersnatch
Fri May 11, 2018 7:01 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New Native Texas Member
Replies: 6
Views: 287

Re: New Native Texas Member

Howdy do!
by Bandersnatch
Tue Apr 24, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Bolt questions
Replies: 3
Views: 278

Re: Bolt questions

I've never seen an 8 with a firing pin spring. There might have been some later ones, but I do have an 8 of the same year as your's and it has no spring and works just fine.

All the 8/81's bolts and carriers were in the white.
by Bandersnatch
Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Stock Finish
Replies: 3
Views: 189

Re: Stock Finish

The original finish was lacquer, which is a royal pain in the butt. I rather like Tru Oil.
by Bandersnatch
Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Model 8 .30 Remington
Replies: 6
Views: 336

Re: Model 8 .30 Remington

You sold half a rifle and got a whole rifle? Sweet.
by Bandersnatch
Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: 81 in .300 Savage
Replies: 5
Views: 348

Re: 81 in .300 Savage

Heck, yeah, you made out on that deal. I wouldn't give an old can of beans for one of those Russian tomato stakes.
by Bandersnatch
Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:45 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Model 8 .30 Remington
Replies: 6
Views: 336

Re: Model 8 .30 Remington

*cough*pics*cough*
by Bandersnatch
Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: General
Topic: 1950 Marlin 336A half-tube .35 Rem
Replies: 12
Views: 721

Re: 1950 Marlin 336A half-tube .35 Rem

She did clean up nice. :)
by Bandersnatch
Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: 81 in .300 Savage
Replies: 5
Views: 348

Re: 81 in .300 Savage

Ooh, very nice. :shock: :D
by Bandersnatch
Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 1950 Marlin 336A half-tube .35 Rem
Replies: 12
Views: 721

Re: 1950 Marlin 336A half-tube .35 Rem

:shock:
Hully shite! That's the sort of deal I'm always looking for!
by Bandersnatch
Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New member from Oklahoma
Replies: 6
Views: 636

Re: New member from Oklahoma

Howdy do!
by Bandersnatch
Mon Mar 26, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: So, I was reading Ken Waters' "Pet Loads"...
Replies: 8
Views: 725

Re: So, I was reading Ken Waters' "Pet Loads"...

It looks like Mr. Waters was definitely onto something. A real, live 1 3/4" group. Who knew the wonderful old rifles could do such a thing? Waters opined that this made it a 200 yard rifle, which is well within most places I hunt.

Might need to look up some pigs in the next week or two....
by Bandersnatch
Mon Mar 26, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: So, I was reading Ken Waters' "Pet Loads"...
Replies: 8
Views: 725

Re: So, I was reading Ken Waters' "Pet Loads"...

Last group: 10 3-shot groups were fired at 100 yards.

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Isn't that a daisy?
by Bandersnatch
Mon Mar 26, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: So, I was reading Ken Waters' "Pet Loads"...
Replies: 8
Views: 725

Re: So, I was reading Ken Waters' "Pet Loads"...

Early group, about 2 inches at 100 yards. Not bad, but not what we wanted, either.

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by Bandersnatch
Mon Mar 26, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: So, I was reading Ken Waters' "Pet Loads"...
Replies: 8
Views: 725

Re: So, I was reading Ken Waters' "Pet Loads"...

Just some pretty pics: http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b178/bandersnatch45/IMG_20180326_1316541_1.jpg http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b178/bandersnatch45/IMG_20180326_1316361.jpg I put a newer Redfield scope on, which hopefully won't have the wash out problem I experienced with the antique Bushn...
by Bandersnatch
Mon Mar 26, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: So, I was reading Ken Waters' "Pet Loads"...
Replies: 8
Views: 725

Re: So, I was reading Ken Waters' "Pet Loads"...

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As you can see, the bullets are seated as deep as I can get them without leaving the case mouth unsupported. The just barely fit, but they do.
by Bandersnatch
Mon Mar 26, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: So, I was reading Ken Waters' "Pet Loads"...
Replies: 8
Views: 725

So, I was reading Ken Waters' "Pet Loads"...

...and I was wondering if he had something for our delightful ladies to eat. Waters stated that the Remington literature of the day claimed that these rifles, in .30 cal., would group 3 inches at 100 yards with the standard round nose ammo. He was wondering if that couldn't be bettered. His load of ...
by Bandersnatch
Fri Mar 23, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: peep sight plug screw
Replies: 3
Views: 524

Re: peep sight plug screw

The Google Fu is strong with this one.
by Bandersnatch
Sun Feb 25, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: Reloading for the 1900 (35 Rem)
Replies: 13
Views: 769

Re: Reloading for the 1900 (35 Rem)

Let's not forget that this same gun system was loaded for .300 Savage, a Much more energetic cartridge. I've fired the Hornady 200 gr ammo in my 81 and it fed an cycled just fine and grouped well. I took two deer with this ammo this year with no hiccups from the gun. I imagine one could up the press...
by Bandersnatch
Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: Hunting with the 8 / 81
Topic: Alabama 2017 with the Model 81
Replies: 6
Views: 856

Re: Alabama 2017 with the Model 81

I used to have an 81 setup just like yours that I hunted with (it was in 300Sav though). But great pictures! I love seeing these rifles still in use today...thanks! Oh, this was a hoot to shoot in the stand. As we all know .35 has some thump when it recoils but I can't remember feeling any recoil w...
by Bandersnatch
Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: Just Hunting
Topic: Alabama 2017-2018 Hunting Season
Replies: 7
Views: 876

Re: Alabama 2017-2018 Hunting Season

81police wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:43 am
nice shooting! Congrats to you all. What's the hog population like out there?
We had a lot of hogs a couple of years ago until the timber company started cutting. Now that the cutting is over we're starting to get hogs again.
by Bandersnatch
Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:55 am
Forum: Hunting with the 8 / 81
Topic: Alabama 2017 with the Model 81
Replies: 6
Views: 856

Re: Alabama 2017 with the Model 81

Bander You had a great year, Bucks, does, hog, & a apprentice getting their first. Nice... And the 81 looks ferocious with all that scope on top, SWWEEET :!: Wish my back would let me have that kinda year :oops: Thank you, good sir. I was really interested to see if the off side scope mount would a...
by Bandersnatch
Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Just Hunting
Topic: my 35 and buck
Replies: 12
Views: 1132

Re: my 35 and buck

.35 Rem really puts a hurt on em!
by Bandersnatch
Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Just Hunting
Topic: Alabama 2017-2018 Hunting Season
Replies: 7
Views: 876

Re: Alabama 2017-2018 Hunting Season

Caught this guy sneaking onto the same field that I had killed the other two with the model 81.

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by Bandersnatch
Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Just Hunting
Topic: Alabama 2017-2018 Hunting Season
Replies: 7
Views: 876

Re: Alabama 2017-2018 Hunting Season

Caught this big fella sneaking through the woods early one morning trying to get back to the rest of his tribe:

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by Bandersnatch
Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Just Hunting
Topic: Alabama 2017-2018 Hunting Season
Replies: 7
Views: 876

Re: Alabama 2017-2018 Hunting Season

She was less than thrilled by some aspects of the sport:

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by Bandersnatch
Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Just Hunting
Topic: Alabama 2017-2018 Hunting Season
Replies: 7
Views: 876

Alabama 2017-2018 Hunting Season

It was the youngest Crumbsnatcher's first first deer!

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by Bandersnatch
Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Hunting with the 8 / 81
Topic: Alabama 2017 with the Model 81
Replies: 6
Views: 856

Re: Alabama 2017 with the Model 81

The rifle battery this year

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by Bandersnatch
Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Hunting with the 8 / 81
Topic: Alabama 2017 with the Model 81
Replies: 6
Views: 856

Re: Alabama 2017 with the Model 81

The second one down was a little nine point. Dropped him like a sack of beans at 98 yards:

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by Bandersnatch
Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Hunting with the 8 / 81
Topic: Alabama 2017 with the Model 81
Replies: 6
Views: 856

Alabama 2017 with the Model 81

Took the ole 81 in .35 out to the deer fields this year. First one down was a nanny goat at about 85 yards:

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by Bandersnatch
Tue Dec 19, 2017 9:13 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Model 8 peep sight issue
Replies: 13
Views: 1139

Re: Model 8 peep sight issue

Brass shims under either side of the sight will adjust the windage.
by Bandersnatch
Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: 300 Savage - Reduced Recoil Load
Replies: 5
Views: 657

Re: 300 Savage - Reduced Recoil Load

I note that an lot of these guns have after market recoil pads fitted, albeit some more skillfully than others. Mine has one such pad and even with that the recoil is pretty darn "savage". .35 is still stout but not nearly as bad. A reduced load would make this caliber more user friendly.
by Bandersnatch
Tue Oct 24, 2017 10:27 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Model 81 Scope Mount Questions
Replies: 6
Views: 775

Re: Model 81 Scope Mount Questions

I have a mount that fits that hole pattern. It reads "Weaver Side 1H". Works pretty well, actually.
by Bandersnatch
Fri Apr 07, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: My first Model 8..
Replies: 12
Views: 2883

Re: My first Model 8..

A deer slayer for sure!
by Bandersnatch
Fri Mar 31, 2017 9:25 am
Forum: General
Topic: new forum format
Replies: 9
Views: 2033

Re: new forum format

That's it. My two Android devices don't recognize the new topic button, tho they do recognize the reply button. Weird. I'll have to do all my new posting from my PC's.
by Bandersnatch
Fri Mar 31, 2017 9:06 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: My newest model 81
Replies: 3
Views: 893

Re: My newest model 81

Shall do. I've found that those laser dot bore sighters are pretty darn handy on these off side scope mounts. Makes initial sighting in much easier.

Got some 150 grain Remington ammo that hopefully won't bust me up too bad. :D
by Bandersnatch
Thu Mar 30, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: My newest model 81
Replies: 3
Views: 893

My newest model 81

I found this lovely on GB and simply had to have it. 35Rem, which oddly, I hadn't had one of yet and a scope mount. I think that's why I got it as reasonably as I did, all the holes in the receiver. Anyway, it was easily in the worst internal shape of any of these guns I've come across. Inside the r...
by Bandersnatch
Tue Mar 28, 2017 7:36 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New member and 8 owner
Replies: 7
Views: 1615

Re: New member and 8 owner

I have a model 14 in 25Rem, which is a really nifty little rifle. :)
by Bandersnatch
Tue Mar 28, 2017 7:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: new forum format
Replies: 9
Views: 2033

Re: new forum format

It may be the android devices I'm using.
by Bandersnatch
Tue Mar 28, 2017 7:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: new forum format
Replies: 9
Views: 2033

Re: new forum format

I hate to complain, but the "new topic" button at the top of each forum doesn't work. I'd like to post some more pics of the latest, but it won't let me. :(
by Bandersnatch
Tue Mar 28, 2017 7:25 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New member and 8 owner
Replies: 7
Views: 1615

Re: New member and 8 owner

The .25 caliber guns were the least popular, by all accounts, and we're discontinued around 1936, if I remember right. This only makes them that k uch more collectable for us 8 heads. :)

That is one pretty rifle. I think I see in the photo of the left side a dent in the magazine.
by Bandersnatch
Thu Mar 23, 2017 12:04 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: My first Model 8..
Replies: 12
Views: 2883

Re: My first Model 8..

Velly interesting....