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by fechnerj
Thu May 06, 2021 4:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: .32 Rem brass at Grafs HEADS UP!
Replies: 12
Views: 2894

Re: .32 Rem brass at Grafs HEADS UP!

I've had problems with Graf's .32 and .30 Rem brass splitting necks on first and second loads. At a dollar a case, I now anneal all Grafs brass before loading the first time and will re-anneal after every other loading. I've seen the reference of annealing the brass. Does anyone have the procedure ...
by fechnerj
Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:32 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New Member
Replies: 4
Views: 1542

Re: New Member

Welcome to the forums. I have been a member for a few months and this is what I have learned here. 1. There is a huge amount of information here which is shared freely and it usually starts with determining the caliber, manufacture date, and condition. 2. You will find many different stories of how ...
by fechnerj
Thu Dec 24, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: RCBS 25 Remington Dies
Replies: 2
Views: 2471

Re: RCBS 25 Remington Dies

If you haven't already found die set, I bought Hornady set in August 2020. Very satisfied and they fit my RCBS press just fine. Priced at < $60.
by fechnerj
Tue Nov 24, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New Member
Replies: 7
Views: 2654

Re: New Member

A picture of the old girl.
by fechnerj
Tue Nov 24, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Loose Barrel Jacket Fix
Replies: 17
Views: 12339

Re: Loose Barrel Jacket Fix

A picture of my 25. I think this is a factory original. There is no set screw in the collar area.
Yep, I have the photo thing figured out thanks to Cam.
by fechnerj
Tue Nov 24, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Are there any free photosharing sites recommended?
Replies: 5
Views: 3290

Re: Are there any free photosharing sites recommended?

After various attempts to find a free photo sharing site I sent Cam an email about finding a web site.
He said he didn't use a web host for pictures.😳
Digging into this I realized that resizing photos to 250 x.185 (4:3 aspect ratio I think) photos could be successfully attached.
Thanks Cam.
by fechnerj
Tue Nov 24, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Spanner wrench
Replies: 11
Views: 3505

Re: Spanner wrench

Pictures
by fechnerj
Sun Nov 22, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Loose Barrel Jacket Fix
Replies: 17
Views: 12339

Re: Loose Barrel Jacket Fix

Yikes, mine is a bit neater than that. Dang, I wish I could figure this web photo thing out. None of the sites I've looked at has panned out so far so I could post some photos.
by fechnerj
Wed Nov 18, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Spanner wrench
Replies: 11
Views: 3505

Re: Spanner wrench

I also made some tools to remove the barrel nut and the outer barrel cover. I saw examples of the tools done by "circle branch pro". I found a tool socket, in my case an 11/16 socket fit perfectly over the barrel. I then drilled a 3/32 dia hole in the socket a measured distance back from the end of ...
by fechnerj
Thu Nov 12, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: .25 Rem buffer spring and washers look odd
Replies: 5
Views: 2541

Re: .25 Rem buffer spring and washers look odd

I just bought my first .25 Rem Model 8 (1923) and am disassembling and inspecting. When I removed the barrel shroud components, the buffer spring looks very different from my other Mod 8/81 guns, and there were two washers on the receiver end of the buffer spring. None of my other .30, .32, .35, .3...
by fechnerj
Tue Nov 10, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Are there any free photosharing sites recommended?
Replies: 5
Views: 3290

Re: Are there any free photosharing sites recommended?

I tried picturetrail and they aren't accepting new subscribers??
by fechnerj
Sat Nov 07, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Need .25 Rem reloading advice
Replies: 3
Views: 2139

Re: Need .25 Rem reloading advice

I've just recently got into reloading for my 25 Rem. I used the Hornady book data for 25-35 and confirm what you are seeing for 3031. In my case I went with H335, WLR primer, and Hornady SP. #2552 bullets. H335 is rated about equal to H4895 as far as burn rate. Reloading supplies are in short supply...
by fechnerj
Sun Nov 01, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Loose Barrel Jacket Fix
Replies: 17
Views: 12339

Re: Loose Barrel Jacket Fix

I definitely agree on the cold/heat method. Dry ice from a CO2 extinguisher I have used many times in industry. For heating try a "heat" gun from Harbor Freight, they never last forever, even the expensive ones. The H/G is just like a blow dryer only hotter. Plus they are safer for us than torches....
by fechnerj
Mon Oct 26, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Mod 8 .30 Rem: Hard to insert rounds in magazine
Replies: 3
Views: 2576

Re: Mod 8 .30 Rem: Hard to insert rounds in magazine

Not sure whether you are talking about inserting into chamber or into magazine but here's some info fwiw. I saw an article addressing the difficulty loading the magazines of model 8's, Here's the suggested technique that I found to work. Instead of pushing cartridges down into the mag parallel to ba...
by fechnerj
Mon Oct 26, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New Member
Replies: 7
Views: 2654

Re: New Member

Thanks, I have learned a lot about this rifle from this site, including the relative rarity of the 25's. Price has never been an issue for me because the promise made to my gma was to take care of it, pass it down to my kin, and never sell it. I'm in my mid 70's and have had the discussion with my c...
by fechnerj
Mon Oct 26, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New Member
Replies: 7
Views: 2654

New Member

Hello from Eastern Washington. I inherited a Model 8. S# 19780 in a .25 Remington from my grandmother. I became it's caretaker in1960. Her brother passed and she inherited the rifle from him. I took deer with this rifle in '62 & '63. I ran out of factory ammo shortly thereafter and put it away until...