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by MinnesotaDan
Thu Oct 29, 2020 6:16 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New Member
Replies: 7
Views: 457

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: 593

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: 593

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: 171

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: 171

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: 171

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: 593

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: 593

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: 20
Views: 1309

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: 18
Views: 4731

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: 2510

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: 1698

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: 1477

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: 8451

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: 8766

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: 8766

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: 8766

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: 2510

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: 2344

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: 2344

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: 2344

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?