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by RJSPORT
Tue Jan 11, 2011 1:02 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Reloading for 30 Remington.
Replies: 8
Views: 3255

Re: Reloading for 30 Remington.

They are all cast from 50/50 wheel weights and lino. THey go in and out of deer but from the exit hole I must be getting good expansion. In wet pack they are running 50 cal or better.
by RJSPORT
Sun Jan 09, 2011 11:50 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Local Gun Show
Replies: 11
Views: 3204

Local Gun Show

Yesterday i went to a local gun show and took along a Model 8 in 32 Remington that I was thinning out from the herd. As I walked through the show at table after table I heard, "What the He!! is that?" I had ONE dealer who recognised a Model 8. I will admit they were not real popular here in the midw...
by RJSPORT
Sun Jan 09, 2011 11:42 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Reloading for 30 Remington.
Replies: 8
Views: 3255

Re: Reloading for 30 Remington.

I load mostly cast bullets for all my Remingtons and here are the best 30 loads... Full loads with Lyman 31141 bullet lubed with Carnuba Red Lube W/W 748 28 grains, CCI primer and Remington cases. The same load works well with a LEE 180 gr RN bullet, but is not as good a hunting bullet. IMR 4198 For...
by RJSPORT
Wed Dec 29, 2010 5:47 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Needed, Thompson SMG Butt/Forearm Specs for Model 8 Project
Replies: 3
Views: 1709

Re: Needed, Thompson SMG Butt/Forearm Specs for Model 8 Project

I found my foreend do you need the measurments? How about the grip hanger?
by RJSPORT
Sat Dec 11, 2010 11:44 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Model 8 in .25 Rem on GB
Replies: 5
Views: 2209

Re: Model 8 in .25 Rem on GB

They are sticking to a price that is too high for the condition of the gun imho, I shot them an offer but no deal.
by RJSPORT
Sat Dec 11, 2010 11:43 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: To buy or not to buy, that's the question M8, .32 cal
Replies: 9
Views: 3852

Re: To buy or not to buy, that's the question M8, .32 cal

I bought one here in the US in similar condition for under $400 last month. That is NOT 90% condition in my opinion and although it might be a good using gun it is not a primo collection piece. A lot will depend on what prices are where you live, but if your 750 is anything like out 750 I would give...
by RJSPORT
Mon Dec 06, 2010 10:38 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Needed, Thompson SMG Butt/Forearm Specs for Model 8 Project
Replies: 3
Views: 1709

Re: Needed, Thompson SMG Butt/Forearm Specs for Model 8 Project

I found a couple butt stocks but no foreend yet. The butt stock is 12 1/2" long and 1 3/4" wide front and rear. The drop at comb is 3/8" and the drop at heel is 2" The stock has a 3/4" hole in the butt 5" deep and the butt plate is 5" top to bottom. The but also has a square inlet 1 1/2" x 1" by 1/2...
by RJSPORT
Sat Dec 04, 2010 2:06 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Needed, Thompson SMG Butt/Forearm Specs for Model 8 Project
Replies: 3
Views: 1709

Re: Needed, Thompson SMG Butt/Forearm Specs for Model 8 Project

I'll dig mine out and measure it for you or if you prefer I can send a tracing, or if you want I may have a spare.
by RJSPORT
Tue Nov 30, 2010 10:45 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: An interesting Model 8
Replies: 2
Views: 1506

An interesting Model 8

I picked up a Model 8, 32 Remington in somewhat rough shape cheap recently with the idea that it would be a parts gun. Well gun in hand now i am undecided. The serial number 441xx should put it in about September of 1920, but there are no codes on the barrel jacket. The gun is all matching serial nu...
by RJSPORT
Tue Nov 30, 2010 10:37 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Model 8 in .25 Rem on GB
Replies: 5
Views: 2209

Re: Model 8 in .25 Rem on GB

Thanks I'm on it like a duck on a june bug.
by RJSPORT
Fri Nov 19, 2010 7:04 pm
Forum: Hunting with the 8 / 81
Topic: Another Deer to the Model 8
Replies: 2
Views: 3123

Another Deer to the Model 8

Just back from deer camp and the Model 8 Remington has done the job again. I dropped a spike buck at about 125 yards with one heart shot. The deer was up hill from me so the bullet took out the heart and went up through the lung on the off side and exited just below the spine. A 1" hole going in and...
by RJSPORT
Mon Nov 15, 2010 9:50 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: bullet torque?
Replies: 2
Views: 1845

Re: bullet torque?

The SHOOTER!

Since the barrel is tight in the receiver block which is in turn fairly tight in the breech block at the moment of firing all the torque looks like it would be pretty evenly transmitted to the whole rifle.
by RJSPORT
Mon Nov 15, 2010 9:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Has anyone tried Speer 110 grain JHP's in .30?
Replies: 2
Views: 1625

Re: Has anyone tried Speer 110 grain JHP's in .30?

I don't think you can get them up taht fast in the Model 8. I have Waters pet loads and he could only get 2500 with the gardiner 115 slugs with 34 grains of IMR 3031. Like a lot of cartridges you run into the pressure curve before you get the velocity. You can push a 150 almost as fast as a lighter ...
by RJSPORT
Fri Nov 12, 2010 10:19 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Bolt overriding cartridge rim
Replies: 2
Views: 1361

Re: Bolt overriding cartridge rim

You need to make sure the magazine spring is in facing the right way, this is the most common cause of overrides. The spring is just backwards of the common Mauser spring in that the tail points to the rear.
by RJSPORT
Thu Nov 11, 2010 2:40 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Hunting with the Model 8
Replies: 2
Views: 1380

Re: Hunting with the Model 8

Ah but it's not a model 8! I looked though too bad it's over.
by RJSPORT
Wed Nov 10, 2010 7:08 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Hunting with the Model 8
Replies: 2
Views: 1380

Hunting with the Model 8

Deer season opens next week and once again I willl be toting a Model 8. My hunting 8 is a 35 Remington made in 1928. Sometime in the distant past the original owner had installed a NO Shock recoil pad and it is still in pretty good shape. The rifle iitself is all matching and about 85% original fini...
by RJSPORT
Sat Oct 30, 2010 8:58 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: cast handloads for an 81
Replies: 1
Views: 1179

Re: cast handloads for an 81

I have shot a few IMR 4895 loads with 32 grains and a Lyman 200 gr. bullet with no problems. I do get better accuracy with the W/W 748 loads. They seem to work as good on deer as the factory jacketed bullets and will shoot into about 3" at 100 yards.
by RJSPORT
Thu Oct 28, 2010 6:23 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: A Hybrid
Replies: 2
Views: 1778

Re: A Hybrid

300 Savage has an operating pressure of between 46 and 49,000 psi and the 22-250 is over 50,000. Shoot ONLY mild loads in this gun if you value it. As to how it was done it's no trick to turn a duplicate barrel for a M8/81.
by RJSPORT
Thu Oct 28, 2010 6:21 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: A pic and question about my 81
Replies: 4
Views: 2458

Re: A pic and question about my 81

Find a nice piece of walnut and cut the damage area flat. Then glue on the walnut and shape it back to original. If you match the grain and use tinted acraglass you can make this repair almost invisible. I just finished one for a buddy last night.
by RJSPORT
Thu Oct 28, 2010 6:18 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: .300 loads for the 81
Replies: 1
Views: 1370

Re: .300 loads for the 81

Check your magazine spring and make sure it's pointing to the rear, they get switched and then your get the feed problem you have. Check your chamber and make sure it isn't pitted or dirty as 150 factory rounds should fly clear easy. I shoot 170 gr cast with w/w 748 and get good functioning even wit...
by RJSPORT
Thu Oct 28, 2010 6:14 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: What came with a new Model 8
Replies: 3
Views: 2222

Re: What came with a new Model 8

The holes were just for weight reduction, but owners over the years have filled them with what nots. One M 81 I had had a firing pi and stamped in the wood," 1956 to factory for new pin" and the owners name. Another had a canceled elk tag, in a 30!
by RJSPORT
Thu Oct 28, 2010 6:10 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Model 8 in 35 Remington. Primers backing out. Need help!
Replies: 5
Views: 3247

Re: Model 8 in 35 Remington. Primers backing out. Need help!

Your headspace problem is case related rather than rifle related. I had the same problem with one lot of factory ammo that had the shoulder set back too far. You can either pull the bullets and resize the cases or shoot them and take a chance on some streached brass.
by RJSPORT
Thu Oct 28, 2010 6:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: I now have John Henwood's Book ....
Replies: 1
Views: 1299

Re: I now have John Henwood's Book ....

I got mine free with the purchase of 4 M8 rifles about 10 years ago. I was shocked to see a copy for SALE at $85 a while back. You have a good price on yours, I'll pass it along.
by RJSPORT
Thu Oct 28, 2010 5:59 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New guy Old M8 Man
Replies: 3
Views: 1791

New guy Old M8 Man

Hello from Nebraska. I just found this forum last night and had to pop in. My collection of M8/81 is down right now but over the years I have had 8 of the grand old guns from 25 to 300 Savage. Currently I am down to one 35 Remington M8 and a 300 Savave M81. I genwealy build muzzleloaders but somehow...