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by Mikeshoe72
Tue Apr 25, 2017 11:09 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Model 8 police on GB
Replies: 1
Views: 1564

Model 8 police on GB

Found this on GB this morning. Model 8 POE Kansas City pd.http://www.gunbroker.com/item/640564496
by Mikeshoe72
Sun Apr 09, 2017 9:42 am
Forum: General
Topic: Tulsa Trip--Jackitis Bad
Replies: 31
Views: 10189

Re: Tulsa Trip--Jackitis Bad

Congrats Jack! Now that is my kind of shopping spree! Are any of those going to be shot or just safe queens? :D And to curdog, you have trouble finding the Hornady .321" flat points? Midway USA and Grafs almost always have them in stock. I'm fortunate to have two shops near me that usually stock the...
by Mikeshoe72
Mon Mar 06, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Headspace issue on Model 8 32 Rem
Replies: 8
Views: 3223

Re: Headspace issue on Model 8 32 Rem

Thanks for the suggestions. Like I stated before, I had new brass, that wad only on its second loading. I found a second case tonight that had cracked but not separated. The third one was an older one with several loading under its belt. And also my 141 Gamemaster digested the same loads, 62 of them...
by Mikeshoe72
Mon Mar 06, 2017 6:32 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Headspace issue on Model 8 32 Rem
Replies: 8
Views: 3223

Re: Headspace issue on Model 8 32 Rem

That may help. As to the age question of the brass, the first round that separated was new brass I got at Midway last month, only on its second firing. I do have some original Western factory rounds to compare to also. I'm gonna get my calipers out tonight and measure again as well, and back off my ...
by Mikeshoe72
Sun Mar 05, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Headspace issue on Model 8 32 Rem
Replies: 8
Views: 3223

Headspace issue on Model 8 32 Rem

Howdy all, Had a rough weekend at the range with my Model 8 I got back in January. I've shot around 100 rounds through since I got it with zero problems or jams, till yesterday. First shot, complete head seperation. Gun is fine, it actually ejected the case head and of course jammed trying to feed a...
by Mikeshoe72
Tue Feb 14, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Cleaning Survey
Replies: 3
Views: 1707

Re: Cleaning Survey

That's pretty much my routine also. Every 8 & 81 I've brought home got the complete disassembly, and every one of them needed it! Cleaning out sometimes decades of dust and even internal rust, and hitting the bore with some Sweet' s 7.62 copper remover. I'm always amazed at how copper fouled they ar...
by Mikeshoe72
Sat Feb 11, 2017 10:26 am
Forum: General
Topic: Remington 141 35 Rem range results
Replies: 2
Views: 1719

Remington 141 35 Rem range results

Got my new 141 Transitional model in 35 out to the range last Sunday. Very Happy! Six shots with 36 grains of H4895 and the 200 gr Hornady RN. This was at 50 yards, still need to try it at 100 yards. The 141's are so tame in the recoil department. I ran 60 rounds through it and my shoulder never com...
by Mikeshoe72
Sat Feb 11, 2017 10:08 am
Forum: General
Topic: Model 8 marked 30-30R
Replies: 1
Views: 1099

Re: Model 8 marked 30-30R

There is something about hunting with these Remingtons. I hunted in Texas this year with my Model 8 made in 1912, also in 30. In 2015, I took one of the biggest racked bucks I've ever shot with my 1950 Remington 81 in 30. This year, my newly acquired 1918 Model 8 in 32 Rem will be accompanying me. I...
by Mikeshoe72
Sat Feb 04, 2017 10:03 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Mike's growing fleet of Remingtons
Replies: 4
Views: 3437

Mike's growing fleet of Remingtons

Added two in the last couple weeks, an 8 in 32, and a 141 in 35. So I'm up to one 81 (30 Rem), 2 model 8's (30&32 Rem), and two 141 pumps (32&35 Rem).
by Mikeshoe72
Sat Feb 04, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: Other Remingtons'
Topic: Brought another 141 home
Replies: 1
Views: 1818

Brought another 141 home

Found a Model 141 in 35 Rem with a J. Unertl Hawk 4x in a Pachmayr swing away side mount on GB and had to have it. It's a transitional model, has the 22" barrel instead of the usual 24" and isn't marked Gamemaster. All matching numbers and a perfect bore. Made in September 1935. I had one of these 1...
by Mikeshoe72
Sat Feb 04, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: 25 Remington reloading questions
Replies: 11
Views: 4213

Re: 25 Remington reloading questionable

Even the latest Hornady reloading manual, #10, under data for the 25/35 Winchester says that the data may be used for the 25 Rem. That'll include data for the latest modern powders like Lever. I've never loaded the 25, but have loaded for the 30,32 and 35's. I swore by IMR 3031 until I tried Lever.
by Mikeshoe72
Wed Feb 01, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 30-30 dies for 30 Rem
Replies: 7
Views: 2637

Re: 30-30 dies for 30 Rem

I do use my seating die, Lee brand, for the 30/30 instead of the RCBS seater because the Lee die is a no tool adjustment for seating depth, I really dislike the wrench/screwdriver for adjusting the RCBS. Works good.
by Mikeshoe72
Wed Feb 01, 2017 4:52 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Another Model 8-A comes home!
Replies: 6
Views: 3934

Re: Another Model 8-A comes home!

I do enjoy both the pumps and autos. Some days I have a hard time deciding which I like better! Therefore, I collect both! They are so uniquely different that other than caliber, they may as well not even be made by the same company, not like the 742/760's or 7400/7600's.
by Mikeshoe72
Tue Jan 31, 2017 10:43 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Another Model 8-A comes home!
Replies: 6
Views: 3934

Re: Another Model 8-A comes home!

The Model 8 32 Rem went to the range today. 53 rounds, zero malfunctions. And this one is a shooter! It really liked 32 grains of H4895 with the 165 grain Hornady FTX. That's 5 shots at 50 yards. Not bad.
by Mikeshoe72
Tue Jan 31, 2017 10:31 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Another Model 8-A comes home!
Replies: 6
Views: 3934

Another Model 8-A comes home!

Howdy, I'm so excited to get my latest Model 8. It was on GB, and it's and 1918 Model 8-A in .32 Rem. Of course buying sight unseen is always a little un-nerving, so, as the usual protocol for me is to get the rifle home and take it completely apart. It was obviously reblued at some point. The bore ...
by Mikeshoe72
Tue Jan 31, 2017 8:04 am
Forum: General
Topic: New Hornady .257" FTX bullet
Replies: 0
Views: 1194

New Hornady .257" FTX bullet

Did anybody see that Hornady released a .257" Flex tip rifle bullet? I'm shocked they e was enough by demand for them to do that. How many people are shooting 25/35 WCF's and 25 Remington's? Apparently enough! I say the same thing about .321" bullets for the 32 Rem. Most people I talk to have never ...
by Mikeshoe72
Tue Jan 31, 2017 7:55 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Now. That's better.
Replies: 7
Views: 3646

Re: Now. That's better.

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!
by Mikeshoe72
Sun Jan 29, 2017 11:56 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Very late sn Model 81 on GB
Replies: 12
Views: 4056

Re: Very late sn Model 81 on GB

I concur with Phirbird. And that's why I try to avoid trading for the next "gotta have". Or I'd still have my 81's in 300 Savage and 35 Rem from years ago, not to mention a couple 870 Wingmaster' s, 552 Speedmasters, a super nice H&R M1 Garand, and many others. :oops:
by Mikeshoe72
Fri Jan 27, 2017 8:21 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Very late sn Model 81 on GB
Replies: 12
Views: 4056

Re: Very late sn Model 81 on GB

Yeah, I was watching that one too. It's hard to believe that the two combined brought $4,725. That is some serious cash! It's nice to see really good ones, but my budget is more of the rusty, crusty, but still trusty variety. I hunt with mine, and there's no way I'm headed out into the woods with ei...
by Mikeshoe72
Thu Jan 26, 2017 12:45 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Very late sn Model 81 on GB
Replies: 12
Views: 4056

Re: Very late sn Model 81 on GB

That auction ended today, sold for $2,700!!!! Holy cow!! Way out of my league!
by Mikeshoe72
Thu Jan 19, 2017 10:21 pm
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: FN 1900 on Gun Broker
Replies: 5
Views: 3105

FN 1900 on Gun Broker

Saw this today on GB. Looks nice.
http://www.gunbroker.com/item/615066518

Will be interesting to see what this brings.

Mike
by Mikeshoe72
Thu Jan 19, 2017 9:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Good and Bad
Replies: 4
Views: 2170

Re: Good and Bad

Second that on the 141 pump, I'll be bringing my 1940 vintage 141 in 32 Rem this summer. The pumps definitely a different bird from the 8's and 81's, and have a very gentle recoil sensation. So yes, I'm addicted to these too!
by Mikeshoe72
Thu Jan 19, 2017 6:54 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Very late sn Model 81 on GB
Replies: 12
Views: 4056

Very late sn Model 81 on GB

Howdy all,

Check this out. This rifle is about 800 higher than Serial Number chart on the site.
SN#56335.
http://www.gunbroker.com/item/614922684

It's a very nice rifle, too.

Mike
by Mikeshoe72
Sun Jan 08, 2017 7:37 am
Forum: General
Topic: 35 Rem ammo at Cabelas
Replies: 1
Views: 1181

35 Rem ammo at Cabelas

Howdy all, Just putting it out there, was at cabelas in Hazelwood, Mo(St Louis) last night and they had Winchester brand 35 Remington ammo in sale for $25.99 per box. That's as cheap as I've seen in anywhere in a long time. Also, was at another sporting goods store in Fenton, Mo and they had lots of...
by Mikeshoe72
Sun Jan 08, 2017 7:31 am
Forum: General
Topic: 30-30 dies for 30 Rem
Replies: 7
Views: 2637

Re: 30-30 dies for 30 Rem

I second the price shopping on dies. I purchased RCBS dies for my 30 Rem years ago for about$50. So, when I got my Remington 141 pump in 32 Rem last year, I was just gonna go RCBS again. Not for $150!!! I bought Redding's also. In fact, Graf's in Mexico, Mobeat Midway USA by $20 on the same Redding ...
by Mikeshoe72
Sun Dec 25, 2016 7:22 am
Forum: General
Topic: 8/81 ammo question
Replies: 4
Views: 2369

Re: 8/81 ammo question

I also have had a few boxes of the FMJ ammo in the standard green boxes. 160 grain bullets if I recall correctly. I read somewhere that guys in the fur trade years ago liked to use the FMJ loadings to minimize pelt damage. Sounds logical, but I have no real evidence to substantiate that.
by Mikeshoe72
Wed Dec 14, 2016 5:59 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: model 8 &81 at Cabela's FW
Replies: 9
Views: 4638

Re: model 8 &81 at Cabela's FW

I found my Model 8 at Cabelas, too. Although at the Hazelwood, Mo. location. Save that brass, and reload it. If you don't already handloads, you could be set up for the cost of 3 or 4 boxes of custom stuff. Once handloaded, the 30 Remington is relatively cheap to shoot. I think a box of 20 costs me ...
by Mikeshoe72
Wed Dec 14, 2016 5:50 pm
Forum: Hunting with the 8 / 81
Topic: Hunting in Texas with the Model 8
Replies: 7
Views: 4593

Re: Hunting in Texas with the Model 8

I've been hunting in Bellevue, which is in Clay county, for five years now. I hunt with 4 brothers that I grew up with and we all got our start deer hunting in Illinois back in the 80's. Fortunately one of the brothers married a girl whose parents have a lot of land. Lots of deer, and coyotes, Turke...
by Mikeshoe72
Tue Dec 13, 2016 8:28 pm
Forum: Hunting with the 8 / 81
Topic: Hunting in Texas with the Model 8
Replies: 7
Views: 4593

Re: Hunting in Texas with the Model 8

What's up with my pic I posted? On my Kindall it's upside down, on my iPhone,it's how it should be.
by Mikeshoe72
Sat Dec 10, 2016 1:54 pm
Forum: Hunting with the 8 / 81
Topic: Hunting in Texas with the Model 8
Replies: 7
Views: 4593

Hunting in Texas with the Model 8

Deer hunting in North Central Texas this weekend with my 1912 vintage Model 8 in 30 Rem. So far the legal size bucks are hiding, but did manage to rip 6 shots at a running coyote. The coyote is alive and well, by the way! Ha! It was nice to get the 8 out into the field again. I just bought it this y...
by Mikeshoe72
Tue Dec 06, 2016 6:34 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Model 8 & Model 81
Replies: 6
Views: 2626

Re: Model 8 & Model 81

Howdy, if you scored an 8 and 81 for an XDM, unless the rifles were in a pond for a few years, I'd say you scored quite well. Congrats!

Mike
by Mikeshoe72
Wed Nov 30, 2016 6:52 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: .30 Rem ammo
Replies: 5
Views: 2464

Re: .30 Rem ammo

Hey Jack,

I was just on Midway' s website, they have Hornady 35 Rem brass available for 35.99 per 50.

Mike
by Mikeshoe72
Sun Nov 13, 2016 5:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: A Set of Remington Rifles
Replies: 17
Views: 7829

Re: A Set of Remington Rifles

Thanks Jack, I sure will pass along when I find something interesting. I don't know why the early numbers intrigue me. Seems like in the gun world, early production examples exhibit better workmanship. It is interesting too see as the years go along how production changes due to cost cutting and eff...
by Mikeshoe72
Sun Nov 13, 2016 12:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: A Set of Remington Rifles
Replies: 17
Views: 7829

Re: A Set of Remington Rifles

Serial number 1of the FN, model 8 and 81. Now that would be a cool 3 gun set!
by Mikeshoe72
Sat Nov 12, 2016 6:36 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Late model 81 on GB
Replies: 3
Views: 2158

Re: Late model 81 on GB

Mystery solved!
by Mikeshoe72
Thu Nov 10, 2016 6:07 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Late model 81 on GB
Replies: 3
Views: 2158

Late model 81 on GB

Just saw in GB an 81 in 300 savage that is serial number #60,693. According to the sites production numbers, the last one was 57,xxx. Is this possible?
http://www.gunbroker.com/item/589377410

Mike
by Mikeshoe72
Sun Oct 23, 2016 8:53 am
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: FN 1900 on Gun Broker
Replies: 9
Views: 4802

Re: FN 1900 on Gun Broker

Jack, Thanks for the info. I'd say, in my amateur opinion, that this one is too much money for its issues and condition, and too rare to be a shooter. I don't mind wear and tear on a rifle if it's honest wear. Like my 1912 model 8, because I'm more of a shooter than a collector. However, I like them...
by Mikeshoe72
Sat Oct 22, 2016 10:02 pm
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: FN 1900 on Gun Broker
Replies: 9
Views: 4802

Re: FN 1900 on Gun Broker

Hey Jack,

What issues are you referring too? I noticed the stock and where the receiver was drilled and tapped, I assume for some type of receiver sight. I always enjoy learning what to look for on these guns.

Mike
by Mikeshoe72
Fri Oct 21, 2016 4:59 pm
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: FN 1900 on Gun Broker
Replies: 9
Views: 4802

FN 1900 on Gun Broker

Just saw an FN 1900 up for auction on GB. Says it's serial #26. Be fun to watch that auction, from the sidelines for me! :cry:
by Mikeshoe72
Thu Oct 06, 2016 12:27 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: First year pre model 8 on GB
Replies: 0
Views: 2067

First year pre model 8 on GB

Howdy all, I been surfing Gun Broker again and saw Model 8 (pre 8, to be correct), sn 192 for sale.
http://www.gunbroker.com/item/589377410. I threw a bid at it, but I bet it goes for decent money.
by Mikeshoe72
Thu Oct 06, 2016 12:17 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Two digit Model 81 on GB
Replies: 4
Views: 2570

Re: Two digit Model 81 on GB

And if you guys remember from the shoot in July, I brought and shot #22. I have not convinced the owner of it to sell to me. Yet. Since my only 81 is in the 53,000 sn range, number 46 would have been cool to own! I figure there was only 90 two digit guns made, so I want to own at least 80 of them be...
by Mikeshoe72
Tue Oct 04, 2016 4:47 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Two digit Model 81 on GB
Replies: 4
Views: 2570

Two digit Model 81 on GB

Did anyone see the 81 Serial number 46 on Gun Broker? It was chambered in 35 and sold for $700 a couple hours ago. Only one bid, I was surprised not more bidders. It was in average condition, definitely not mint. Seems like it still went a little cheap.
by Mikeshoe72
Sat Oct 01, 2016 12:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New 141 Gamemaster!
Replies: 5
Views: 3507

Re: New 141 Gamemaster!

Pics of my new 1940 model 141 in 32 Remington. When I got it home, I completely disassembled it and got to cleaning who knows how many years of dirt, dust and dried oil. Absolutely perfect bore. I've got about 100 rounds through it already and it shoots good. I used IMR 3031, IMR 4064, and some 748,...
by Mikeshoe72
Wed Sep 14, 2016 7:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: newbie reloader with .32 bullet questions
Replies: 4
Views: 3021

Re: newbie reloader with .32 bullet questions

I recently got a 141 pump in 32, and the Hornady 170 gr flat nose .321" bullet feeds perfectly through it, and quite accurate too. I am tempted to buy a box of Remington brand 32 Winchester Special ammo and pull the bullets and load them in the 32 Rem just to see how they do. Should be able to use t...
by Mikeshoe72
Sun Sep 04, 2016 6:17 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Model 81 and 30 Rem handloads
Replies: 4
Views: 2484

Re: Model 81 and 30 Rem handloads

I'm new to using a chronograph, and I may not have it far enough away. I had it at ten feet from muzzle, but I've read that the chrony really should be 15' to 20' out to avoid false readings.
by Mikeshoe72
Sat Sep 03, 2016 10:57 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Model 81 and 30 Rem handloads
Replies: 4
Views: 2484

Model 81 and 30 Rem handloads

I was chronographing my handloads in 30 Rem today and was shocked to see a five shot average of 2,495 fps! It's 31 grains of IMR 3031 and a 150 gr. Sierra round nose. I've been using this load for years, never knowing it was a bit warm. I'm gonna double check to make sure my chrony wasn't somehow to...
by Mikeshoe72
Mon Aug 22, 2016 9:19 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Newby model 8 in .300 savage questions
Replies: 7
Views: 3368

Re: Newby model 8 in .300 savage questions

I'm not sure the factory got into swapping caliber. I would guess someone, somewhere along the line swapped it to 300 savage. Hopefully the correct buffer springs were used.
by Mikeshoe72
Tue Aug 09, 2016 11:28 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Chronographing the Model 8
Replies: 1
Views: 1543

Chronographing the Model 8

I got out the Chrony on Sunday and set out to check a bunch of loads in my Model 8 in 30 rem. I learned that what the fps are in one rifle is not necessarily the same as another. I have a handloads that I used 35.5 grains of 748 with a 150 grain Speer Hot Core round nose that registered 2215fps in m...
by Mikeshoe72
Mon Aug 08, 2016 7:54 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: 81 police on GB
Replies: 10
Views: 3695

Re: 81 police on GB

$2,000 profit in a year. To hell with Wall Street, invest in Remington 81 police models!
by Mikeshoe72
Mon Aug 08, 2016 7:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New 141 Gamemaster!
Replies: 5
Views: 3507

Re: New 141 Gamemaster!

I've had a 141 in 35 and a 14 in 30 in the past, but very, very foolishly traded them off. No more of that!