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by gusbratz
Thu Mar 17, 2016 1:40 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: LEE LOADER
Replies: 2
Views: 1895

Re: LEE LOADER

I have use a lee loader in the past for my 30-40 krag, great loader for just getting into it. keep in mind they only neck size cartridges and you should only use brass fired out of your rifle and then only shoot it out of your rifle. (as they are fire formed to your chamber). I thought they were onl...
by gusbratz
Sun Jan 24, 2016 11:01 am
Forum: General
Topic: first shots out of the new to me rifle
Replies: 5
Views: 4292

Re: first shots out of the new to me rifle

I love it when a plan starts to come together. I converted a bunch of 30-30 win brass to .32 rem on the lathe. annealed the case necks and ran them through my rcbs 32 rem dies. got some bullets cast with the lee 8mm mold i bought. crimped on 8mm gas checks and sized them to .323 with BCS lube and th...
by gusbratz
Thu Jan 14, 2016 8:00 am
Forum: History of the 8 /81
Topic: marbles peep sight price?
Replies: 3
Views: 2925

Re: marbles peep sight price?

i just purchased one on ebay for 162$ and i felt like that was a lot for a tiny little sight. That got me thinking about the VALUE of a new one. with current gold at 1300$ per oz, my sight cost .124 oz of gold. if the original cost was 3.30 in 1918 when gold was 19.00$ per oz then it originally cost...
by gusbratz
Wed Jan 13, 2016 9:17 pm
Forum: History of the 8 /81
Topic: marbles peep sight price?
Replies: 3
Views: 2925

marbles peep sight price?

what was the original price of a marbles peep sight when it was new?
by gusbratz
Sun Jan 10, 2016 4:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Marbles sight?
Replies: 6
Views: 4423

Re: Marbles sight?

the one on my model 14 was pretty tough when I first went to adjust it. when you turn the collar it pushes the little eyepiece stem up or down. It seemed to help to grab the stem and pull up on it then turn a little then pull up then turn a little or down and turn and down if that is the direction y...
by gusbratz
Fri Jan 08, 2016 11:35 am
Forum: General
Topic: first shots out of the new to me rifle
Replies: 5
Views: 4292

first shots out of the new to me rifle

picked up my new (to me) model 8 at the FFL yesterday and got a bit of time to shoot if before work today. Big thanks to sarge756 for getting me set up with a rifle. I only had 8 rounds that are new enough to be at all accurate but of course I was itching to try out the new rifle. shot 4 at the 100 ...
by gusbratz
Thu Jan 07, 2016 3:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: shooting .32 Rem FN verus RN in Model 14's: NO!
Replies: 5
Views: 5469

Re: shooting .32 Rem FN verus RN in Model 14's: NO!

I haven't got a chance to load for my .32 yet but for what it's worth the lee c358-200-rf bullet works good in my 35 rem model 14 and it's a flat nose. I did note that casing overall length was key. if I try to lengthen it up the bullet sticks out into the rifling and can be hard to un-chamber as it...
by gusbratz
Tue Dec 15, 2015 9:33 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: hello from NW PA
Replies: 5
Views: 2976

Re: hello from NW PA

yes, first choice would be .32 second would be .35
by gusbratz
Tue Dec 15, 2015 2:28 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: hello from NW PA
Replies: 5
Views: 2976

hello from NW PA

hello all, I have been shooting model 14's since I was little and recently started casting bullets for them and reloading. now I have a burning desire to own a model 8. I have been reading throught old posts while I look for one. thanks. :D
by gusbratz
Mon Dec 14, 2015 11:37 pm
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: WTB model8 nw pa area
Replies: 1
Views: 1716

WTB model8 nw pa area

I have been bitten hard by the model 8 bug and would like to buy one in the north west PA area. in .32 or .35. need not be perfect. something I could shoot and hunt with and enjoy. thanks.