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by Bandersnatch
Tue Sep 07, 2021 2:16 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New member here, I'm from upstate NY,
Replies: 3
Views: 166

Re: New member here, I'm from upstate NY,

Howdy do!
by Bandersnatch
Mon Jul 26, 2021 3:22 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: scope mounting method....
Replies: 5
Views: 261

Re: scope mounting method....

I dunno, might work.....
by Bandersnatch
Fri Jun 04, 2021 10:46 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Parts find
Replies: 5
Views: 944

Re: Parts find

Not a bad haul. :)
by Bandersnatch
Fri May 28, 2021 11:23 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Finally got this sucker apart!! Rem 8 .25 Rem
Replies: 6
Views: 1172

Re: Finally got this sucker apart!! Rem 8 .25 Rem

http://thegreatmodel8.remingtonsociety.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=16187&sid=6e8f2e5df3db95c8e3babf8b3cb7df10#p16187 Just for the sake of comparison, this is what the inside of my 25 cal barrel jacket looks like. As you can see, there are no washers and the buffer spring looks like it came out of one...
by Bandersnatch
Fri May 07, 2021 9:24 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New Member, First Model 8:
Replies: 3
Views: 1113

Re: New Member, First Model 8:

Howdy do!
by Bandersnatch
Thu Apr 22, 2021 8:50 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Model 81 .30 Rem, just home.
Replies: 5
Views: 1247

Re: Model 81 .30 Rem, just home.

Verra nice!
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: 5792

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: 3426

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: 10
Views: 2114

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: 1845

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: 2724

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: 3431

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: 1845

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: 1574

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: 14
Views: 7618

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: 3431

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: 2365

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: 1182

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: 5538

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: 5538

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: 3071

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: 2259

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: 2259

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: 2259

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: 2259

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: 2259

Re: Alabama 2020-21

by Bandersnatch
Thu Feb 18, 2021 7:40 pm
Forum: Just Hunting
Topic: Alabama 2020-21
Replies: 11
Views: 2259

Re: Alabama 2020-21

by Bandersnatch
Thu Feb 18, 2021 7:39 pm
Forum: Just Hunting
Topic: Alabama 2020-21
Replies: 11
Views: 2259

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: 2259

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: 2259

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: 2259

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: 2259

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: 1489

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: 5538

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: 1489

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: 1771

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: 2694

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: 2507

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: 2330

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: 2376

Re: Finding Ammo

by Bandersnatch
Tue Nov 10, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Finding Ammo
Replies: 6
Views: 2376

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: 15
Views: 4653

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: 2454

Re: A Young Gun

Awww. :)
by Bandersnatch
Sun Nov 08, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: 3d printed stripper clips
Replies: 2
Views: 1281

Re: 3d printed stripper clips

by Bandersnatch
Sun Nov 01, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Everyone out to pasture?
Replies: 22
Views: 5768

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!