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by MinnesotaDan
Thu Feb 25, 2021 10:48 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Cheek Pad for the 8
Replies: 7
Views: 2403

Re: Cheek Pad for the 8

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It does make it easier to use the scope. Thanks.
by MinnesotaDan
Wed Feb 24, 2021 8:52 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Shooting Model 8
Replies: 3
Views: 58

Re: Shooting Model 8

I am heading to the range this afternoon to shoot an 81 in 35 Rem and an 8 in 30 Rem. Loads of fun. These rifles will hold up to use, just don't abuse 'em. Keep the loads mild, (just hot enough to reliably cycle the action), and it should be fine, as long as the rifle is in good working order. Brown...
by MinnesotaDan
Wed Feb 24, 2021 8:44 am
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Trade buffer springs
Replies: 0
Views: 25

Trade buffer springs

I have 35 Remington/300 Savage buffer spring that is like new, that I would like to trade for a nice 25/30/32 buffer spring.
by MinnesotaDan
Thu Feb 18, 2021 10:15 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Cheek Pad for the 8
Replies: 7
Views: 2403

Re: Cheek Pad for the 8

Good to know. I will get one, and try to remember to post a picture once it get it installed.

Thanks for the info. This forum is a great place to learn.
by MinnesotaDan
Wed Feb 17, 2021 10:49 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Cheek Pad for the 8
Replies: 7
Views: 2403

Re: Cheek Pad for the 8

I am thinking about getting a cheek pad for my scoped 81. How did the Garand pad end up working for you?
by MinnesotaDan
Thu Feb 11, 2021 10:25 am
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: Magazine indicator spring
Replies: 0
Views: 43

Magazine indicator spring

I would like to buy a magazine indicator spring if anyone is making them. I have the assembly, just need the spring. Or if anyone can tell me the thickness of the spring stock, maybe I could cut one out myself. Thanks.
by MinnesotaDan
Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:47 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Hello from Oklahoma!
Replies: 8
Views: 519

Re: Hello from Oklahoma!

That is nice Model 8 you have there. Welcome to the forum.
by MinnesotaDan
Sat Dec 26, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: 32 REMINGTON fact. unprimed brass
Replies: 4
Views: 326

Re: 32 REMINGTON fact. unprimed brass

Yep, give us a $ on those. Pretty cool find and a unique gift for sure.
by MinnesotaDan
Thu Dec 24, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: General
Topic: ** Merry Model 8 Christmas 2020 **
Replies: 10
Views: 639

Re: ** Merry Model 8 Christmas 2020 **

Merry Christmas to all, and happy shooting.
by MinnesotaDan
Tue Dec 22, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: General
Topic: Nice looking .35 Model 8 on GB. 1 day left, @ $800 now
Replies: 12
Views: 837

Re: Nice looking .35 Model 8 on GB. 1 day left, @ $800 now

On the homepage of this website, click on "The grades of the Model 8 and 81" and you will be able to see what factory checkering of a B grade 81 would look like. Lots of good photos to see the subtle differences, (and not so subtle).
by MinnesotaDan
Mon Dec 21, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Nice looking .35 Model 8 on GB. 1 day left, @ $800 now
Replies: 12
Views: 837

Re: Nice looking .35 Model 8 on GB. 1 day left, @ $800 now

That does seem to be a bit high for an aftermarket, non factory checkering rifle. WOW is right.
by MinnesotaDan
Thu Dec 03, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New here from Southern Maryland
Replies: 5
Views: 489

Re: New here from Southern Maryland

Welcome Trepang. Enjoy the Model 8, thank you for your service to our country.
by MinnesotaDan
Thu Dec 03, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: New Member- New to me Model 8. Please tell me what I bought here
Replies: 6
Views: 518

Re: New Member- New to me Model 8. Please tell me what I bought here

Congratulations on your first Model 8. You will need to be careful, or you will soon own several more. I am no expert, just a forum member, but I would say that your Model 8 is in above average condition, in fact very good condition for a Model 8 of it's age. It is in a very desirable chambering, as...
by MinnesotaDan
Thu Oct 29, 2020 6:16 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New Member
Replies: 7
Views: 977

Re: New Member

I am using 3031 with excellent results and a 117 gr. round nose. I had some 117 gr. Barnes bullets laying around from a failed 250-3000 Savage experiment, and they also shot great. I would guess that it would be a good hunting load. Welcome to the forum. There is lots of good information and lots of...
by MinnesotaDan
Mon Oct 26, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Everyone out to pasture?
Replies: 22
Views: 1703

Re: Everyone out to pasture?

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.
by MinnesotaDan
Fri Oct 23, 2020 8:07 am
Forum: General
Topic: Everyone out to pasture?
Replies: 22
Views: 1703

Re: Everyone out to pasture?

I even had some splatter on my safety goggles. I am thankful that if I was dumb enough to get water in my lead, that I was at least smart enough to wear safety goggles. "A man's just got to know his limitations"-Dirty Harry in Magnum Force.
by MinnesotaDan
Thu Oct 22, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Remington 8/81 'Cannibalizers' '!
Replies: 5
Views: 515

Re: Remington 8/81 'Cannibalizers' '!

One will turn up at some point. Hopefully, not a cannibalized one!
by MinnesotaDan
Thu Oct 22, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Remington 8/81 'Cannibalizers' '!
Replies: 5
Views: 515

Re: Remington 8/81 'Cannibalizers' '!

Wow, that is great that you were able to get those parts. What a nice find. Hopefully you can keep your rifles going forever with those parts.

Would you happen to have a Model 8 forend screw that you could sell? I had one just shear off. The metal just wore out.
by MinnesotaDan
Thu Oct 22, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Remington 8/81 'Cannibalizers' '!
Replies: 5
Views: 515

Re: Remington 8/81 'Cannibalizers' '!

On one hand, I see your point, that these old rifles are getting scarce, but then again, they are also getting old. Spare parts are needed to keep some going as functional rifles, and spare parts are needed for some to be lovingly restored. Unless new parts are being manufactured, (and with few exce...
by MinnesotaDan
Thu Oct 22, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: General
Topic: Everyone out to pasture?
Replies: 22
Views: 1703

Re: Everyone out to pasture?

I am using wheel weights. But I do not quench. I once got a visit from the "tinsel fairy" when some water touched the molten lead, so I don't have water around when I am casting anymore. Not to say that you should not quench your bullets, it's just that I am too clumsy to have molten lead around wat...
by MinnesotaDan
Wed Oct 21, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Everyone out to pasture?
Replies: 22
Views: 1703

Re: Everyone out to pasture?

I use a Lee 180 RN bullet mold. Gas checked, the bullet comes in at 173 grs. Go figure. Over 27 gr. of 3031 in a 300 Savage case, it is accurate and reliably cycles the action of an 81. I have not had any problems with this load, so if you blow up your rifle,well, it is not my fault. This is not a m...
by MinnesotaDan
Wed Aug 05, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: newly mfg barrel nuts and washers
Replies: 22
Views: 2721

Re: newly mfg barrel nuts and washers

I would like the nut and washer as I believe that the 35 Rem barrel nut/washer is the same as on the 300 Savage. Someone, please let me know if that is incorrect. (Obviously I need nut/washer for a 300 Savage).Thanks.
by MinnesotaDan
Mon Jul 27, 2020 12:27 am
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: New Rem Model 8 barrel tool for sale (Next batch is ready!)
Replies: 20
Views: 6658

Re: New Rem Model 8 barrel tool for sale

I would like to purchase one of these. Thanks.
by MinnesotaDan
Wed May 20, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: Want to Buy model 8 or 81 in 35Rem
Replies: 4
Views: 2859

Re: Want to Buy model 8 or 81 in 35Rem

Yes, I sold it.
by MinnesotaDan
Mon May 04, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: model 8 81 parts FS
Replies: 4
Views: 2069

Re: model 8 81 parts FS

I am interested in the barrel jacket. You can email me at dhglenn@comcast.net

Thanks.
by MinnesotaDan
Wed Mar 04, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New Member with a model 8
Replies: 4
Views: 1763

Re: New Member with a model 8

Welcome. 30 Remington is a really nice chambering for your first Model 8. Emphasis on the "first", there will, in all likelihood, be more. Enjoy your fine rifle.
by MinnesotaDan
Wed Feb 19, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Loose Barrel Jacket Fix
Replies: 17
Views: 9505

Re: Loose Barrel Jacket Fix

I had the same problem. I followed your posted procedure exactly, and now the barrel jacket is no longer loose. Thanks for posting this solution.
by MinnesotaDan
Wed Feb 05, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: The Model 81 in 25REM.
Replies: 17
Views: 9765

Re: The Model 81 in 25REM.

More photos
by MinnesotaDan
Wed Feb 05, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: The Model 81 in 25REM.
Replies: 17
Views: 9765

Re: The Model 81 in 25REM.

Made in 1937, so maybe one of the last in 25 they made.
by MinnesotaDan
Tue Feb 04, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: The Model 81 in 25REM.
Replies: 17
Views: 9765

Re: The Model 81 in 25REM.

I don't know if anyone is still watching this thread, but I recently acquired an 81 in 25 Remington. It is very nice, only a small chip out of the pistol grip, other than that, a very solid rifle. It shoots great! I got a couple of boxes of ammo with it (Precision Cartridge). I have dies and plan to...
by MinnesotaDan
Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: Want to Buy model 8 or 81 in 35Rem
Replies: 4
Views: 2859

Re: Want to Buy model 8 or 81 in 35Rem

Have you looked at Gunbroker? There are always some for sale there. I have a Model 8 you might be interested in. It is chambered in 35 Remington. It is a nice one, wood and metal are very good. I had not thought about selling it. It would be in the $800 range I think.
by MinnesotaDan
Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: Buffer spring 32/35/300
Replies: 5
Views: 2676

Re: Buffer spring 32/35/300

You were right, I found one. $35. Thanks.
by MinnesotaDan
Wed Jul 24, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: Buffer spring 32/35/300
Replies: 5
Views: 2676

Re: Buffer spring 32/35/300

O.K. Thanks.
by MinnesotaDan
Sun Jul 21, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: Buffer spring 32/35/300
Replies: 5
Views: 2676

Buffer spring 32/35/300

I think I need a buffer spring for a 32/35. My 32 is shooting fine, but the last little bit of the spring broke off. Is it O.K. to shoot it this way? Are these springs hard to find? What should I expect to pay for one?