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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: 78

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: 65

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: 78

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: 603

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: 65

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: 65

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: 65

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: 65

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: 78

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: 78

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: 78

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: 398

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: 301

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: 349

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: 2131

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: 1432

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: 597

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: 597

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: 1085

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: 1432

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: 1432

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: 1085

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: 2131

Re: My first Model 8..

Velly interesting....
by Bandersnatch
Tue Mar 14, 2017 10:37 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Holes for scope mount
Replies: 2
Views: 444

Re: Holes for scope mount

Or, yanno, find a scope mount and scope that girlie!
by Bandersnatch
Thu Feb 23, 2017 8:01 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New Addition To Member Family
Replies: 16
Views: 1425

Re: New Addition To Member Family

Congrats bro!
by Bandersnatch
Wed Feb 15, 2017 8:26 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: New model 8???
Replies: 14
Views: 1408

Re: New model 8???

Should the barrel have the caliber stamped on the extention?
by Bandersnatch
Wed Feb 15, 2017 8:03 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Mike's growing fleet of Remingtons
Replies: 4
Views: 979

Re: Mike's growing fleet of Remingtons

Bandersnatch likee!
by Bandersnatch
Wed Feb 15, 2017 7:43 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New 81 Owner
Replies: 6
Views: 1012

Re: New 81 Owner

400 is a steal! More pics, if you please. :D
by Bandersnatch
Wed Feb 15, 2017 7:39 am
Forum: General
Topic: Remington 141 35 Rem range results
Replies: 2
Views: 584

Re: Remington 141 35 Rem range results

That's some good shootin'!
by Bandersnatch
Wed Feb 15, 2017 7:35 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Model 8 25 Remington questions
Replies: 7
Views: 1037

Re: Model 8 25 Remington questions

Gamemaster06 wrote:Just found out something else about my 8 today. When I disassembled it, i found the magazine has a different serial number than my gun. It starts with a 2. Is this a common occurrence?
I don't recall the magazine having a serial number. Is the number on the trigger assembly?
by Bandersnatch
Wed Feb 15, 2017 7:17 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Cleaning Survey
Replies: 3
Views: 591

Re: Cleaning Survey

Yes, a complete tear down when first bought. As we've seen, the insides can look like they're full of old road tar that has to be scooped out with a spoon. Once taken apart, and thoroughly cleaned, i like to lube the barrel/recoil spring area with a light moly grease and the action parts with a ligh...
by Bandersnatch
Fri Feb 03, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: 25 Remington reloading questions
Replies: 11
Views: 1160

Re: 25 Remington reloading questions

I have found that when using 3031 in .25 Rem that the starting charge, 21 grains, does not work the action at all. at 24 grains the action begins to work, but not always, and I get several stovepipe ejection malfunctions. 26 grains makes the action work with zest! I use 25 grains now to not over str...
by Bandersnatch
Fri Feb 03, 2017 12:14 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Rack "O" Remingtons
Replies: 6
Views: 992

Re: Rack "O" Remingtons

Verra nice!
by Bandersnatch
Fri Feb 03, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Now. That's better.
Replies: 7
Views: 940

Re: Now. That's better.

Mikeshoe72 wrote:These things really are like potatoe chips, you can't have just one. Plus that they don't make me fat and are zero calorie. So, collecting 8 and 81's is healthy!
They're good, and good for you!
by Bandersnatch
Mon Jan 30, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Now. That's better.
Replies: 7
Views: 940

Now. That's better.

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by Bandersnatch
Mon Jan 30, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Curdog is the man!
Replies: 1
Views: 422

Curdog is the man!

If you need work done on one of our ladies, you should definitely consider sending it to curdog. I sent him a bent barrel jacket and he sent it back straightened out and looking like new.
by Bandersnatch
Fri Jan 20, 2017 1:34 pm
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: FN 1900 on Gun Broker
Replies: 5
Views: 866

Re: FN 1900 on Gun Broker

Unless mine eyes do deceive me, it is also missing an action screw, and so is missing at least one internal bolt locking part.
by Bandersnatch
Wed Jan 18, 2017 9:35 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: weekend haul
Replies: 12
Views: 1360

Re: weekend haul

What a nifty pair! Down here in Lower Alabama, it's rare just to see one at a gun show, let alone two.
by Bandersnatch
Fri Jan 13, 2017 11:32 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 2
Views: 558

Re: Hello!

Howdy do!
by Bandersnatch
Fri Jan 13, 2017 11:30 am
Forum: Just Hunting
Topic: one from Minnesota
Replies: 5
Views: 1128

Re: one from Minnesota

Yee gawds! That's about three of these little lower Alabama deer!
by Bandersnatch
Wed Jan 11, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Meanwhile, at the Gun Show...
Replies: 19
Views: 1762

Re: Meanwhile, at the Gun Show...

Sir, Some of my 30 Cal. M-8s like slower burning powders . I use 3031 alot for many calibers. It's a very versital powder. If you have any, you might try win 760 or imr 4064. I also use Leverevolution powder with good results with the Hornady ftx bullets and actually other ones too. Thanks for your...
by Bandersnatch
Wed Jan 11, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Meanwhile, at the Gun Show...
Replies: 19
Views: 1762

Re: Meanwhile, at the Gun Show...

Nice Lady, I find I like the lower power scopes in a rifle that will group well. It gives a great sight picture and you can see the background better. Check the barrel nut it could be a little loose. Wish I had another low power variable scope for my ladies. Yes, I like these low power scopes, myse...
by Bandersnatch
Tue Jan 10, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Meanwhile, at the Gun Show...
Replies: 19
Views: 1762

Re: Meanwhile, at the Gun Show...

Sir, You didn't mention what powder you were using to load your 30 rems. Also what was your overall cartridge length. My model 8s can be finicky about certain powders and or cartridge length. Thanks for your time, Roger 30 grains of 3031 and ocl of 2.525". I'm going to go to .32 grains because I'm ...
by Bandersnatch
Tue Jan 10, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Meanwhile, at the Gun Show...
Replies: 19
Views: 1762

Re: Meanwhile, at the Gun Show...

Shot about 2.5" at 100 yards before the barrel heated up. When it got hot the group went all to hell. Oddly, it preferred the 150 grain round nose over the 160 grain Hornady pointed nosed bullets.
by Bandersnatch
Tue Jan 10, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Meanwhile, at the Gun Show...
Replies: 19
Views: 1762

Re: Meanwhile, at the Gun Show...

Hardrada55 wrote:I like that rig a lot! What kind of scope is that?
A bushnell something or other. 1.25-4.5x. Looking at something more high speed later on.
by Bandersnatch
Tue Jan 10, 2017 3:37 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Meanwhile, at the Gun Show...
Replies: 19
Views: 1762

Re: Meanwhile, at the Gun Show...

81police wrote:now you're in trouble because you've got to feed that machine! What caliber is it?
.30 rem. I reload it so, no biggie. :)