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by J. Riekers
Tue Apr 17, 2012 7:25 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: FS- Remington Model 81 300 Savage
Replies: 0
Views: 1232

FS- Remington Model 81 300 Savage

This is a 1947 year model, Remington Model 81 Woodsmaster in 300 Savage caliber. It has a Redfield rear aperature site and a barrel mounted folding adjustable rear sight. There is a little compass in the heel of the stock. It has excellent wood and great metal. There is a little spot on the barrel j...
by J. Riekers
Thu Jan 19, 2012 8:14 am
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Texas Hog Hunt for 8/81 fans
Replies: 1
Views: 1410

Texas Hog Hunt for 8/81 fans

February 26-27 Sun-Mon. Tuesday too if you want. North East Texas - 2 hrs from Dallas near town of Clarksville 1 Hog any size (Guaranteed shot opportunity in broad daylight) Overnight lodging (cabin style with running water, heat/ac, microwave and stove Breakfast, lunch and dinner No license require...
by J. Riekers
Wed Jan 18, 2012 10:10 am
Forum: Hunting with the 8 / 81
Topic: Deer hunting with 81 and other rifles - testing ammo
Replies: 3
Views: 4051

Re: Deer hunting with 81 and other rifles - testing ammo

Our business host 4 "Traditional" style hunts per year where the situations are set up to make it successful for open sighted rifles, muzzleloaders and handguns and in some case longbow and recurve bows. One is always a boar hunt and the other a whitetail deer hunt. I either use my M8 (35 Rem) or M8...
by J. Riekers
Fri Jan 13, 2012 10:04 pm
Forum: Hunting with the 8 / 81
Topic: Deer hunting with 81 and other rifles - testing ammo
Replies: 3
Views: 4051

Deer hunting with 81 and other rifles - testing ammo

I loaded some 170 grain Nosler Partitions in my 300 Savage Model 81. I also had Grizzly Cartridge Company load me some 360 DW ammo for my sons rifle, a Win 94 carbine in that caliber. The question was whether the bullets would perform properly at that muzzle velocity, and then to what range. Also, t...
by J. Riekers
Sat Dec 31, 2011 8:27 pm
Forum: Just Hunting
Topic: CO Mule Deer Hunt
Replies: 3
Views: 3632

CO Mule Deer Hunt

I've been procrastinating writing this story. An initial mixture of embarrassment, disappointment and ho-humdrum kept me from wanting to publicize it. Now, two weeks later I have a different outlook. I am thankful, proud and blessed to have been able to make this hunt and to take this animal that is...
by J. Riekers
Sat Dec 31, 2011 8:24 pm
Forum: Just Hunting
Topic: Christmas Cat Hunt
Replies: 2
Views: 3392

Christmas Cat Hunt

I've always wanted to get a bobcat for the taxidermist but I've never shot one until now. I've seen several while out in the woods and fields but they always appeared to be just over-sized house cats. I have a profound respect for all wild cats, so it is with mixed emotions that I report the killing...
by J. Riekers
Sat Dec 31, 2011 8:23 pm
Forum: Just Hunting
Topic: Deer Hunt
Replies: 2
Views: 3310

Deer Hunt

This is a field report much more so than a hunt report. I've been guiding clients and assisting with culling on a large TX ranch. Not a lot of "hunting", moreso being still, quiet and scent free and making good shots. Anyway, the load we have settled on for the 7mm-08 is the 150 grain Swift Scirocco...
by J. Riekers
Sat Dec 31, 2011 8:20 pm
Forum: Just Hunting
Topic: Hog hunting w/ 35 Remington
Replies: 2
Views: 3444

Hog hunting w/ 35 Remington

Dave is my friend since we were kids, my second longest friendship. We've not seen one another for 5 years since he lives in Boston. He has never killed a hog and wanted to experience some Texas style hunting. When I mentioned the hog hunt to my friend Jim, he couldn't resist. Both borrowed my 1939 ...
by J. Riekers
Sat Dec 31, 2011 8:18 pm
Forum: Just Hunting
Topic: Opening Day Buck
Replies: 2
Views: 2814

Re: Opening Day Buck

Nice one!
by J. Riekers
Sun Oct 23, 2011 4:37 pm
Forum: Just Hunting
Topic: Bow Doe
Replies: 2
Views: 2507

Re: Bow Doe

I like all kinds of hunting but bow hunting is the only thing that still gives the that rush. I've killed well over 500 big game animals with rifles (the first 400 and change with the same rifle!). I've also shot quite a few animals while sorting out a problem for clients (most were client-induced)....
by J. Riekers
Sun Oct 23, 2011 10:50 am
Forum: Just Hunting
Topic: Bow Doe
Replies: 2
Views: 2507

Bow Doe

This year the drought conditions have the deer acting differently than in years past. I spent 17 days in the tree trying to figure out where the deer were and what paths they were moving on. Saw several including a big old buck at 60, 70 and 80 yards ... too far for me and my bow. 3 days ago I knew ...
by J. Riekers
Sat Oct 22, 2011 11:41 am
Forum: Just Hunting
Topic: My Son's First Deer
Replies: 4
Views: 3248

My Son's First Deer

Tomorrow Brandon will be 6 years old. He wanted to hunt and get a deer for his birthday. We've been shooting a lot and tried hunting 5 or 6 times so far with no results. I was holding him to 40 yds for the 38 Spl loads. While he was at school, I moved the sights to put hot 357 loads on the money at ...
by J. Riekers
Sun Oct 16, 2011 3:47 pm
Forum: Just Hunting
Topic: First Bow Kill this year 2011
Replies: 1
Views: 2264

First Bow Kill this year 2011

An interesting thing happend while I was deer hunting. This hog came out in broad daylight and charged up to my doe decoy. She then put her head down and had a stand-off of sorts. Do not mess with my deer decoy. One arrow dropped her right there. She made a nice B-day present for the neighbor. http:...
by J. Riekers
Sat Oct 15, 2011 8:37 am
Forum: Just Hunting
Topic: Javelinas on both sides of the fence
Replies: 2
Views: 2412

Javelinas on both sides of the fence

1st one stalked to close range with G23, 40S&W 165gr GD, second 204 Ruger 45gr VMAX both DRT. First one other side with BLR 243 100 gr BT 150 yds ran 100 yds. Second one over there with BLR 223 64gr GD at 90 yds ran 20 yds. http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n5/TARJARBAR/jav2.jpg http://i108.photobu...
by J. Riekers
Thu Aug 04, 2011 10:12 pm
Forum: Just Hunting
Topic: Summer culling and bullet testing
Replies: 1
Views: 2459

Summer culling and bullet testing

Spent some time culling some exotics while also taking some clients out. First issue, the Dama Gazelle, Addax and Scimitar Horned Oryx and slated to become restricted under the ESA. This would require a special permit to maintain a herd on private property, a special take permit for the landowner an...
by J. Riekers
Wed Jun 22, 2011 10:45 pm
Forum: Just Hunting
Topic: The boys are out huntin' while Momma's away...
Replies: 2
Views: 2132

The boys are out huntin' while Momma's away...

Mom went on a week-long trip today so we started out at Cabelas and followed with some shootin' in the back. After dinner we headed out for some hog hunting. Dad had some fire-power for hogs that may come to feeders or cross way out. The boys were carrying their .22's loaded with Stingers in case th...
by J. Riekers
Sun Jun 05, 2011 9:23 am
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Bear hunt openings -cancellation
Replies: 0
Views: 1015

Bear hunt openings -cancellation

I had a cancellation in the second week and I am still holding the second half of the first week. Available dates are Sept 1-10th. I can do any combination of 3 days to as many as all 10 days. The usual scheduel is a 3 day hunt for $675 and a 6 day hunt for $1250. This includes multiple fresh stands...
by J. Riekers
Sat May 07, 2011 8:38 am
Forum: Just Hunting
Topic: Biggest Hog So Far
Replies: 1
Views: 1962

Biggest Hog So Far

Yesterday afternoon, just before dark I shot the biggest hog I've ever got. There is a tripod on our property that has sunk down quite a bit. On some game camera photos one particular hog's back appeared to be nearly touching the basket hanging under the tripod that is about 4 feet off the ground. I...
by J. Riekers
Sat Apr 16, 2011 9:27 am
Forum: General
Topic: 8's and 81's for sale at great prices
Replies: 4
Views: 1953

Re: 8's and 81's for sale at great prices

Well the Cabela's in Allen officially opened on Thursday. I really expected the 8's and 81's to go quickly. Only one seems to have been sold since Wed, as of Sun morn. Interestingly, they added two more! One is a .30 with a Stith mounted Lyman and the other is a .35 with a Stith mounted scope of unk...
by J. Riekers
Wed Apr 13, 2011 6:42 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Many 8's and 81's at great prices
Replies: 0
Views: 1192

Many 8's and 81's at great prices

The new Cabelas in Allen, TX has 10 rifles, 6 Model 8's and 4 Model 81's in .25, .30, .32 and .35 Remington from $295 (3) to $595 (1) and in-between. This is the BEST selection and pricing I have EVER seen - anywhere at once. Also several Rem 14's and 141's in .25, .30 and .35 Rem. The store opens t...
by J. Riekers
Wed Apr 13, 2011 6:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 8's and 81's for sale at great prices
Replies: 4
Views: 1953

8's and 81's for sale at great prices

The new Cabelas in Allen, TX has 10 rifles, 6 Model 8's and 4 Model 81's in .25, .30, .32 and .35 Remington from $295 (3) to $595 (1) and in-between. This is the BEST selection and pricing I have EVER seen - anywhere at once. Also several Rem 14's and 141's in .25, .30 and .35 Rem. The store opens t...
by J. Riekers
Tue Apr 12, 2011 8:26 am
Forum: Just Hunting
Topic: Kids Turkey Hunt
Replies: 3
Views: 2344

Kids Turkey Hunt

My friend Charles took his grandson and I took my 5 yr old son to our property in NE TX for our annual turkey hunt. Brandon and I arrived first and we set up a pop-up blind, shooting sticks and video camera on a tripod. Another friend Ricky came to help out and also let Brandon use his SXS .410 bore...
by J. Riekers
Tue Mar 29, 2011 11:10 am
Forum: Just Hunting
Topic: Jack-the-Ripper hunts TEXAS!
Replies: 4
Views: 2395

Re: Jack-the-Ripper hunts TEXAS!

Good hunting!
by J. Riekers
Sun Mar 27, 2011 4:10 pm
Forum: Just Hunting
Topic: Spring Hogs
Replies: 3
Views: 1942

Re: Spring Hogs

We saw about 60 - 80 hogs. There were two groups of 25-30 and about 15 encounters with singles. Just about every sow had four or five little ones running with her. The one I shot was one of three sows that did not have shoats with it.
by J. Riekers
Sat Mar 26, 2011 6:39 pm
Forum: Just Hunting
Topic: Spring Hogs
Replies: 3
Views: 1942

Spring Hogs

Myself and another guy tried to get a hog in daylight with our Rem's, his an 8 and I had the 81. It didn't work out. We switched rifles for the afternoon. I used a .50 cal muzzleloader that I made last year. At 60 yds the bullet went right through the sow and she dropped where she stood. I guess I'm...
by J. Riekers
Sun Feb 13, 2011 8:00 am
Forum: Hunting with the 8 / 81
Topic: Another big boar down...
Replies: 3
Views: 3812

Another big boar down...

this boar weighs about 200+ pounds. You can see the hide which is over 3/4" thick in the photo. The caliber is 300 Savage and the bullets are 170 grain Nosler Partition RN. I'm shooting them at 2375 fps from my Remington 81. The shot was at a bit over 60 yards. Bullets penetrated the shoulder, break...
by J. Riekers
Wed Feb 09, 2011 10:40 am
Forum: General
Topic: Remington 8/81 Hunt in April
Replies: 0
Views: 1091

Remington 8/81 Hunt in April

I'm hosting a hog hunt that will be perfect for 8/81 shooters and equally interesting to levergunners, handgun shooters and others where close range and good daylight are necessary for good shooting. This low-fence property is extensively managed for hogs with feeders, selective brush and cover mani...
by J. Riekers
Tue Feb 08, 2011 7:23 am
Forum: Hunting with the 8 / 81
Topic: Hog Hunt for Model 8/81 owners, et al....
Replies: 2
Views: 3324

Re: Hog Hunt for Model 8/81 owners, et al....

This hunt is all set up now. You don't have to use your 8/81, and may use a handgun, muzzleloader, archery equipment or any rifle. Please let me know if you are interested as I need to start collecting deposits. Thanks!
by J. Riekers
Sat Feb 05, 2011 10:39 am
Forum: Hunting with the 8 / 81
Topic: Hog Hunt for Model 8/81 owners, et al....
Replies: 2
Views: 3324

Hog Hunt for Model 8/81 owners, et al....

I'm hosting a hog hunt that will be perfect for 8/81 shooters and equally interesting to levergunners, handgun shooters and others where close range and good daylight are necessary for good shooting. This low-fence property is extensively managed for hogs with feeders, selective brush and cover mani...
by J. Riekers
Sat Feb 05, 2011 10:34 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Looking for 300 Savage load data for Model 81
Replies: 4
Views: 1867

Re: Looking for 300 Savage load data for Model 81

Well, like the Nosler rep said, their 170 gr RN partition will easily run 2370 fps with a medium pressure load and it is very accurate out of my 81. I used 40 grains H4895 and CCI 200 primer. Now to find a volunteer hog or exotic to test the terminal performance on...
by J. Riekers
Thu Feb 03, 2011 9:37 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Looking for 300 Savage load data for Model 81
Replies: 4
Views: 1867

Looking for 300 Savage load data for Model 81

I've been loading my 300 Sav w/ 165gr Speer BTSP and 170gr Speer FP (with the nose rounded off). I am getting perfect rifle function with around 2225 fps, however the bullet are not opening up at this velocity. I went up 100 fps but it didn't do a whole lot for the bullet expansion. Primarily I am s...
by J. Riekers
Thu Feb 03, 2011 12:22 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Rounds in magazine
Replies: 3
Views: 1676

Re: Rounds in magazine

Thanks - I had that suspicion but the darn thing works flawlessly. I don't need more than 3 shots for anything so I am going to leave it.
by J. Riekers
Mon Jan 31, 2011 5:00 pm
Forum: Hunting with the 8 / 81
Topic: Hog Bustin
Replies: 20
Views: 8334

Re: Hog Bustin

Nice hog shootin'!
by J. Riekers
Mon Jan 31, 2011 4:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Texas Model 8 get together
Replies: 7
Views: 2617

Re: Texas Model 8 get together

I'm interested in a get together to shoot. Please keep me updated by PM if something transpires. I will also offer a summer exotic hunt at my ranch near San Antonio. I can offer "wholesale" pricing to the forum members here. For example: meat animal (axis, fallow, blackbuck, hog) including 2 1/2 day...
by J. Riekers
Mon Jan 31, 2011 11:35 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Hornady Leverevolution case length and safety revisited
Replies: 3
Views: 2191

Re: Hornady Leverevolution case length and safety revisited

After re-reading your first post and your second I think we are agreeing to an extent. What we found with the shorter length brass LE cases is that they require a crimp in order to have a consistent load. In a micro-scenario, the primer pushes the powder forward before it reaches thermal critial mas...
by J. Riekers
Mon Jan 31, 2011 8:03 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Hornady Leverevolution case length and safety revisited
Replies: 3
Views: 2191

Re: Hornady Leverevolution case length and safety revisited

The problem with reloading is with the powder charge in the shorter brass. If you seat a bullet to the cannelure you are taking up more case capacity in the shorter brass, potentially compressing the powder depending on the load. If you seat the bullet out so the groove is above the short case you w...
by J. Riekers
Sun Jan 30, 2011 5:49 pm
Forum: Hunting with the 8 / 81
Topic: Deer hunt with Bonus!
Replies: 4
Views: 3960

Re: Deer hunt with Bonus!

You can post the pictures in the gallery
by J. Riekers
Sun Jan 30, 2011 8:19 am
Forum: Hunting with the 8 / 81
Topic: Deer hunt with Bonus!
Replies: 4
Views: 3960

Deer hunt with Bonus!

On Thursday evening I sat in a box blind near a cow pasture with a feeder in it. It is late season doe and spike time in South Texas. One lone doe came in and my 81 Woodsmaster in 300 Savage sent a 165 grain Speer BTSP into her shoulder at 100 yards. The deer ran towards the 4 - strand barbwire fenc...
by J. Riekers
Tue Jan 25, 2011 7:07 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Model 8/81's still in Existence In North America-World Wide
Replies: 17
Views: 6381

Re: Model 8/81's still in Existence In North America-World Wide

Shoot and hunt regularly with an 8 in 35 Rem (1909) and an 81 "C" in 300 Sav (1947).
by J. Riekers
Tue Jan 25, 2011 6:53 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Model 8/81 ammunition
Replies: 9
Views: 4323

Re: Model 8/81 ammunition

See here for a comprehensive report:

http://www.levergunscommunity.com/viewt ... lit=35+Rem
by J. Riekers
Tue Jan 25, 2011 6:51 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Hornady leverevolution 35 REM...is it safe?????
Replies: 10
Views: 4031

Re: Hornady leverevolution 35 REM...is it safe?????

As a Professional Hunter I test various ammo and bullets constantly for articles, books and ammunition companies that are testing their own products as well as comparing their competitors. Frankly, the Hornady LE ammo has not proven to be better than any other brand or bullet/load on game or in accu...
by J. Riekers
Tue Jan 25, 2011 8:52 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Rounds in magazine
Replies: 3
Views: 1676

Rounds in magazine

The literature I've read says my Rem 8 from 1909 in 35 Rem should hold 4 or 5 rounds. My 81 in 300 Sav holds 5, I know that. I can only fit 2 rounds in the magazine and one in the chamber of the Model 8. It works flawlessly - and is of little concern as 3 rounds is enough. However, I am curious if a...
by J. Riekers
Tue Jan 25, 2011 8:48 am
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: Model 81 butt plate ??
Replies: 2
Views: 1168

Re: Model 81 butt plate ??

Earlier this week there was one on Gunbroker and one on E-Bay. It may have been the same seller. He had fore-ends, sights and buttplates each listed separately.
by J. Riekers
Tue Jan 25, 2011 8:46 am
Forum: Just Hunting
Topic: Night vision and HOGS
Replies: 2
Views: 1747

Re: Night vision and HOGS

We use a Primos 250 yard Red Light with external battery pack. The light is meant to clip onto the tube of a rifle scope on top. However, we clip it onto a Remington 81 barrel tube with the light underneath. The red light will make the hogs show up with enough residual light to see through the rear ...
by J. Riekers
Tue Jan 25, 2011 8:42 am
Forum: Just Hunting
Topic: Beware of the 38 Special!
Replies: 5
Views: 2617

Re: Beware of the 38 Special!

This load in the 38 Spl is from Grizzly Cartridge Company. It is a 158 gr WFNPB bullet and it says on the box 900 fps. The owner of Grizzly told me that velocity was from a 3" barrel handgun. We chronographed the load from this 18 1/2" rifle barrel and it averages 1230 fps. So, yes there is a signif...
by J. Riekers
Mon Jan 24, 2011 9:59 am
Forum: Just Hunting
Topic: Beware of the 38 Special!
Replies: 5
Views: 2617

Beware of the 38 Special!

My oldest son turned 5 years old in late October. He has hunted many times and has taken a bunch of different stuff, mostly with .22's, 410 shotgun or with help from me. He can finally get this rifle on his shoulder and has been keeping shots in a 6" circle at 50 yards on his own. He shot this hog, ...
by J. Riekers
Mon Jan 24, 2011 9:54 am
Forum: Hunting with the 8 / 81
Topic: Tx Whitetail Doe
Replies: 4
Views: 3570

Re: Tx Whitetail Doe

Great job! The generous late doe and spike season in Texas is in full swing for another week plus. I'm taking s similar 81 in 300 Savage next week for the task. Hopefully I'll have a matching photo to yours.
by J. Riekers
Thu Jan 06, 2011 6:56 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Why I love my beater model 8...
Replies: 13
Views: 4044

Re: Why I love my beater model 8...

Looks like pretty good shootin' at that distance