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by tx81
Fri Dec 02, 2011 11:52 pm
Forum: Other Remingtons'
Topic: REM 14's & 141's
Replies: 13
Views: 6480

Re: REM 14's & 141's

For those of us who have seen the 8's and 81's, some of us have not seen the 14 or 141. Could y'all provide us pictures of them?

Thanks in advance!

RR
by tx81
Fri Dec 02, 2011 10:48 pm
Forum: Hunting with the 8 / 81
Topic: Remington 81 and Doe
Replies: 7
Views: 5729

Re: Remington 81 and Doe

Doe-Walt!! Now THAT'S funny!

RR
by tx81
Fri Dec 02, 2011 10:33 pm
Forum: Just Hunting
Topic: Opening Day Buck
Replies: 2
Views: 2854

Opening Day Buck

http://i42.tinypic.com/2agvxgz.jpg Sorry for not being very active on the site lately, have been busy with the other 'toys' that I have in the closet. Used a Savage Model 111 in .270 Winchester, Remington Core-Lokt 150 grain. It was a really windy day, meaning that I went out to the deer blind expe...
by tx81
Fri Dec 02, 2011 10:22 pm
Forum: Just Hunting
Topic: First Hunt,First Shot,First Deer for a nine year old
Replies: 6
Views: 4462

Re: First Hunt,First Shot,First Deer for a nine year old

Congrats to dad and son for putting one in the freezer!

There's nothing like seeing the face of your son when he shoots his first buck! (I know, I've got two sons)<grin>

RR
by tx81
Fri Dec 02, 2011 10:18 pm
Forum: Just Hunting
Topic: Grandaughter and Vintage Remington
Replies: 4
Views: 3337

Re: Grandaughter and Vintage Remington

Congratulations on passing the joys of hunting down to another generation.

RR
by tx81
Fri Dec 02, 2011 10:14 pm
Forum: Just Hunting
Topic: My Son's First Deer
Replies: 4
Views: 3305

Re: My Son's First Deer

Congrats to both father AND son!! For someone so young to accurately shoot something at over 75 yards is saying something for the both of you. I am kicking myself in the behind for not buying a rifle chambered in .357 Magnum many, many years ago. They were only asking $160 for it at the time and it'...
by tx81
Wed Jun 29, 2011 6:20 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New here
Replies: 11
Views: 2776

Re: New here

Welcome to the forum!!! I have a Model 81 in .300 Savage myself. Got a Limbsaver recoil pad last season after trying to zero in the scope that I put on it. Took almost an entire box of shells to get the zero where I wanted it, but eventually I got it zeroed. The Limbsaver was a life saver - no, make...
by tx81
Fri Jun 24, 2011 8:35 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: reloading question for the 81 in 300savage
Replies: 2
Views: 1586

Re: reloading question for the 81 in 300savage

"The bullet selection you mentioned for the 300Sav for deer is fine minus one. I would not use anything lighter than 150 for deer. I prefer a heavier bullet out of a 300 and use 180g Corelokt both in my 99Savages and my 81." I'll agree with the "not use anything lighter than 150 for deer", but have ...
by tx81
Fri Jun 24, 2011 8:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: well....here's my carry case...........
Replies: 14
Views: 4366

Re: well....here's my carry case...........

With "Betty" posed like that, you think any of us noticed the carry case??? :lol:
by tx81
Thu Jun 23, 2011 4:19 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Howdy
Replies: 15
Views: 5151

Re: Howdy

Elvis, Your Special Police didn't happen to come out of Florida did it? I have some information on a Kentucky State Highway Patrol 81 #1369X. I'd love to talk about it, PM or email me if you'd like. It the stories don't get personal, I know that I'd like to hear about it, too. Once y'all get togeth...
by tx81
Fri Jun 03, 2011 11:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Veterans
Replies: 6
Views: 2259

Re: Veterans

"Our great country is still at risk from rouge states throught the world, and from self serving greed and corruption within. We are still at war from without and within and need to recognize the fact throught the nation. We need leadership of the caliber of Winston Churchill and Franklin D Roosevelt...
by tx81
Fri May 06, 2011 9:18 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Model 81, 35 REM ammo
Replies: 6
Views: 2768

Re: Model 81, 35 REM ammo

I would like to know the difference in the ammo for Model 81's, 35 REM....170 grain or 200 grain. Remington factory loads??? Hornaday Leverevolution??? Advantages and/or disadvantages??? I am not familiar with the caliber and its' characteristics. I just purchased a 1947 Model 81, 35 Rem, and need ...
by tx81
Fri May 06, 2011 9:13 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Retro Deer Rig Ready To Go!
Replies: 9
Views: 3267

Re: Retro Deer Rig Ready To Go!

Interesting perspective or lack of on my part! I shoot left handed and I have had very little issues with the offset scopes, thus I did not understand the problem you folks were having. :shock: I am right handed, but left eye dominant. I think I was 'trained' in grammar (elementary) school way back...
by tx81
Thu Apr 21, 2011 11:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: MY FIRST BUCK
Replies: 9
Views: 3876

Re: MY FIRST BUCK

Hmmmmmm. . . . . . .

~ 1950? My uncle was freezing his . . . . . off in Korea and dad was maybe a junior in high school.
I wasn't even thought of for another half decade or more.

But you got the education that would last you a lifetime.

Great picture!
by tx81
Wed Apr 13, 2011 8:57 pm
Forum: Just Hunting
Topic: Kids Turkey Hunt
Replies: 3
Views: 2402

Re: Kids Turkey Hunt

Hunting turkey . . . . . . . . . . now that begs to shake some cobwebs from the few gray cells I have remaining. I think I was maybe 8 or so when my grand-dad woke me up well before dawn and took me out to a certain spot in the pastures of South Texas. I may not have bagged any turkey since, but I'v...
by tx81
Thu Apr 07, 2011 12:42 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Markings on bolt / Remington 8 in .300 Savage
Replies: 11
Views: 4493

Re: Markings on bolt / Remington 8 in .300 Savage

Wayno, no special knowledge required to be apart of this motley crew. Whether from the Lone Star State (I may be a little biased :D ) or from New York, everybody is welcome here! We're glad to have ya. What??? Biased??? NAAAAAHHHHHHH!!! Just 'cuz I'm a TX native, nah, I'm not biased. :lol: What I r...
by tx81
Thu Apr 07, 2011 12:27 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Grandpa's Model 8 (Disturbing pic)
Replies: 25
Views: 6497

Re: Grandpa's Model 8 (Disturbing pic)

"Disturbing" was definitely an understatement. Showed the pics to my 15 year old son who is just now starting to realize that 'old' guns have a lot more than $$ value. His first word was "WHY?" Simple question with no simple answer. Don't think the 'improvements' harm the action, but like someone el...
by tx81
Wed Mar 16, 2011 1:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Remington Model 11 Age?
Replies: 4
Views: 2373

Re: Remington Model 11 Age?

Thanks Sighthound!! Been wondering about that ever since receiving it. Had always thought it to be much older, but never did much digging into it to find out.
by tx81
Tue Mar 15, 2011 9:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Remington Model 11 Age?
Replies: 4
Views: 2373

Remington Model 11 Age?

Sorry guys, I saw the post on the other Model 11/Pre-11 and had to ask about mine. I also inherited a Model 11 from my grandfather. Would like to know how old it is, if possible. Ser # 359XXX Has an OX on the left side near where the 'date code' should be, along with "12 GA" and "FULL". Shows "Brown...
by tx81
Sun Mar 06, 2011 8:48 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: howdy
Replies: 4
Views: 1828

Re: howdy

Welcome to the forum from the great state of Texas.

RR
by tx81
Sun Mar 06, 2011 8:46 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New from Northwest Arkansas
Replies: 6
Views: 2549

Re: New from Northwest Arkansas

And a big Central Texas welcome from Tx81.

Glad you found us and hope you enjoy the forum.

RR
by tx81
Sat Mar 05, 2011 8:20 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: My first Model 81
Replies: 4
Views: 1810

Re: My first Model 81

Randy's Recommendation - and you can take this for what it's worth - Hang onto that "vintage ammo" - you never know what it will be worth at some point in the future. Go buy yourself a box or two of Remington Core-Lok't. I've found the available at several gun dealerships (Academy, for example) here...
by tx81
Sat Mar 05, 2011 8:05 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Need Some Input
Replies: 7
Views: 2929

Re: Need Some Input

Have not had any issues with Remington Core-Lokt's feeding through my M81 in .300 Savage.
Am more partial to 150 grain and had nothing but good luck using them this past season.

My $.02 worth on the subject!
by tx81
Tue Mar 01, 2011 9:06 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Model 81 in 300 Savage Ammo Questions
Replies: 5
Views: 2260

Re: Model 81 in 300 Savage Ammo Questions

Last year was the first year I hunted with my Model 81 in .300 Savage.

Used Remington Core-Lokt in 150 grain quite successfully. Pic of one of them is somewhere in one of these forums.
by tx81
Sat Feb 12, 2011 1:28 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: model 81 300 sav. factory loads safe??
Replies: 5
Views: 2069

Re: model 81 300 sav. factory loads safe??

I shoot factory Remington Core-Lokt's in 150 grain out of my .300 Savage with no problems.
In fact, dropped two deer this past season using them.
There's a picture of one of them somewhere in one of these forums. 8-)
by tx81
Fri Feb 11, 2011 6:13 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New Forum Member
Replies: 7
Views: 2350

Re: New Forum Member

Welcome to the (in)sanitarium. Some of us are true collectors and others of us have either stumbled across or inherited the ones we own. We're all here to help if you have any questions.

Welcome aboard!
by tx81
Tue Feb 08, 2011 1:32 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Unless ......
Replies: 11
Views: 3087

Re: Unless ......

Safe-queen??? That means something you take out twice a year, clean it, oil it, then put it back, right??? I think the only "safe-queen" I own is the Model 11 dated just after the turn of the LAST century. The rest I have no problems taking out and playing a little. Have several rifles over 50 years...
by tx81
Mon Feb 07, 2011 7:32 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: UPDATE: PICS ADDED !!! New Member Bitten by the 8/81 bug
Replies: 30
Views: 8211

Re: New Member...Bitten by the 8/81 bug !

Hey Gunny! Welcome to the 8/81 Forum. Fortunately for me, my "intro" came by way of an inheritance. I've got some pics posted somewhere in here along with a couple of doe taken this season. Again, welcome to the forum and I hope you've got a very understanding better half. By the time this afflictio...
by tx81
Sat Feb 05, 2011 2:08 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: my "new" to me model 81
Replies: 3
Views: 1632

Re: my "new" to me model 81

I went with a slip on recoil pad from LimbSaver for my 81. When zeroing the scope last fall prior to hunting season, my shoulder was pretty much worn out on the 25 yard range. When I moved over to the 100 yard range to check my grouping, I was all over the target pretty much trying to anticipate the...
by tx81
Thu Feb 03, 2011 6:07 pm
Forum: Hunting with the 8 / 81
Topic: Hog Bustin
Replies: 20
Views: 8486

Re: Hog Bustin

rem81auto wrote:That's just plain wrong ;) ;). I am just a bit jealous.... very cool Jack. Dennis
What he said!! That's way too cool, and yup, I'm way too jealous.
by tx81
Wed Feb 02, 2011 8:32 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Barrel Codes vs. Serial Number
Replies: 13
Views: 3949

Re: Barrel Codes vs. Serial Number

jiminthecorner wrote:Hi I just got my "NEW" model 81 Woodmaster,
serial # is 18639 and ther is a kk on the barrel jacket. What have I got , its 35 cal
Thanks Jim :roll:

The barrel code says May '41 and Serial # says sometime in '42.
by tx81
Wed Feb 02, 2011 6:33 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Barrel Codes vs. Serial Number
Replies: 13
Views: 3949

Re: Barrel Codes vs. Serial Number

Ahh the trouble with date codes and serial numbers. Your serial number would indicate the year your receiver was manufactured , the date code would indicate when your rifle was assembled and shipped. "Assembled and shipped" in 1949 by the date code and the receiver "manufactured" the following year...
by tx81
Tue Feb 01, 2011 8:18 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Barrel Codes vs. Serial Number
Replies: 13
Views: 3949

Barrel Codes vs. Serial Number

R UU for a barrel code says that it was manufactured Nov 49.

From Model 81 Serial Numbers page --
1949~51187 7409
1950~55581 4394

Yet the serial number on my Model 81 says it was manufactured sometime in 1950.

Anyone have any ideas how I can get the "real" answer???

RR
by tx81
Tue Feb 01, 2011 6:44 pm
Forum: Hunting with the 8 / 81
Topic: Hog Bustin
Replies: 20
Views: 8486

Re: Hog Bustin

"Getting older is affecting my memory . . . By the time I remember to take the pictures it is either to late or to darn dark." And gee, I thought that's why cameras came with this neat invention called a "flash". :idea: The doe I shot this year both came out at near dark. By the time I could chase t...
by tx81
Mon Jan 31, 2011 11:50 pm
Forum: Hunting with the 8 / 81
Topic: Hog Bustin
Replies: 20
Views: 8486

Re: Hog Bustin

TX81, since you don't want a Kreiger... I'm such a nice guy ;) I'll just let you send any that you come across my way! And while you are at it, I'll take a "police" or two also. :D I'm dying here - Jack hunting with Kreigers and police and even finding something to shoot!! :o What a martyr. Now wai...
by tx81
Sun Jan 30, 2011 10:13 pm
Forum: Hunting with the 8 / 81
Topic: Hog Bustin
Replies: 20
Views: 8486

Krieger Conversion

Thanks for the post!! But I think I'll keep my 81 just as it is. I can see a slight advantage to magazine loading, but loading the 81 isn't as bad the old poster says it is. A little patience and it's no worse than loading <<gasp>> my Savage bolt action with an internal magazine. Again, thanks for g...
by tx81
Sun Jan 30, 2011 6:10 pm
Forum: Hunting with the 8 / 81
Topic: Deer hunt with Bonus!
Replies: 4
Views: 4018

Re: Deer hunt with Bonus!

Great story with an even greater ending!

I think it's great that the "meat of the story" (sorry for the pun) was donated to those in need.

BTW - great looking deer!
by tx81
Sun Jan 30, 2011 6:05 pm
Forum: Hunting with the 8 / 81
Topic: Hog Bustin
Replies: 20
Views: 8486

Krieger conversion

Okay, I'll bite . . . . . what's a "Krieger conversion" for loading & unloading an 81??? Mine has a side mounted scope and I simply lock the bolt to the rear and insert the rounds into the magazine one at a time. Usually drop in three, and have had no need to drop in round # 4 since both deer shot w...
by tx81
Sat Jan 29, 2011 5:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Deer Hunting Forum
Replies: 0
Views: 1124

Deer Hunting Forum

For anyone interested in a Deer Hunting forum, I belong to one located at -- http://www.deerhuntersclub.com/ It's a "free" website, meaning you can browse for free. To respond to any posts or to post any pictures in the galleries, you have to join. Oh, BTW, that's free too! There a gallery containin...
by tx81
Thu Jan 27, 2011 12:44 pm
Forum: Other Remingtons'
Topic: Remington Model 740 Woodsmaster
Replies: 3
Views: 2472

Re: Remington Model 740 Woodsmaster

I've taken this Model 740 to the range several times and you're right, the groupings are nothing to brag about. I seem to be able to put three rounds fairly close together, but the 4th round always seems to go a couple inches high for some reason. Even at 25 yards, trying to zero the scope takes abo...
by tx81
Tue Jan 25, 2011 5:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Texas Model 8 get together
Replies: 7
Views: 2671

Re: Texas Model 8 get together

Would love to meet some fellow 8/81 members, but I'm booked in May through the third weekend and the weekend after that is the Memorial Day weekend. Hmmm, Jacksboro! Had to google it, but that's also north Texas and a several hour drive. Heck, from central Texas, EVERYTHING is a several hour drive. ...
by tx81
Tue Jan 25, 2011 2:48 pm
Forum: Other Remingtons'
Topic: Remington Model 740 Woodsmaster
Replies: 3
Views: 2472

Remington Model 740 Woodsmaster

http://i56.tinypic.com/2n903fs.jpg Here's a picture of another of my grandfather's favorite deer rifles. :mrgreen: This is another doe that I got this year. The rifle pictured is a Remington Model 740 Woodsmaster, this one in .244/6mm Remington. Shooting a 100 grain, Remington Core-Lokt, took out t...
by tx81
Tue Jan 25, 2011 11:07 am
Forum: General
Topic: Nirvana!
Replies: 7
Views: 3149

Re: PC HolyGrail

Yup, I do guess that MOST states would have just a couple issues with just one or two of the toys in the picture -
probably the one on the far right would be their biggest one. It looks like an M2 Heavy Barrel - .50 cal.

Not that I've ever played with one or two (dozen) of them before. <grin>
by tx81
Tue Jan 25, 2011 11:02 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Hornady leverevolution 35 REM...is it safe?????
Replies: 10
Views: 4154

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

Hornady manufactured their LeveRevolution rounds for the type of rifle that's in the title - Lever Action. The powder and bullets were specifically designed with lever action chamber pressures in mind. To use the LeveRevolution rounds in anything besides a lever action rifle would (personal opinion ...
by tx81
Tue Jan 25, 2011 10:56 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Model 8/81 ammunition
Replies: 9
Views: 4459

Re: Model 8/81 ammunition

For those questioning the use of Remington Core-Lokt 150 grain bullets in .300 Savage -- Don't question it at all. Sorry for putting my $.02 worth for .300 Savage in a .35 Whelen post, but I've used Remington Core-Lokt 150 grain in my Model 81 with no issues. From the range to the pasture, the 150 g...
by tx81
Tue Jan 25, 2011 10:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: Nirvana!
Replies: 7
Views: 3149

Re: PC HolyGrail

Gee Whiz!!!! And I thought I had a 'small' arsenal with 8 rifles, 3 shotguns, and 3 pistols. My "man cave" is relegated to one small corner of the master bedroom and it will have to stay that way until the kids move out. When the last one leaves, THEN I can have what's now the boy's bedroom to turn ...
by tx81
Mon Jan 24, 2011 10:18 am
Forum: Just Hunting
Topic: Beware of the 38 Special!
Replies: 5
Views: 2686

Re: Beware of the 38 Special!

I wouldn't have expected the same results using a .38 special either. I read something on Remington's website that they have a .357 Hunting round in 165 grain. Could that rifle handle .357 as well as .38 specials??? I think it's great that you've introduced your son to the wonderful world of hunting...
by tx81
Mon Jan 24, 2011 10:14 am
Forum: Hunting with the 8 / 81
Topic: Tx Whitetail Doe
Replies: 4
Views: 3622

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. Late doe/spike season officially ended here on the 16th for the county I live in here in Ce...
by tx81
Sun Jan 23, 2011 8:40 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Pristine Model 81 .300 Sav
Replies: 3
Views: 1967

Re: Pristine Model 81 .300 Sav

ctgodog wrote:Wow!!! I am so jealous! That is a nice one.

Clint
x2! Wow, you weren't kidding when you said "pristine".

Great looking rifle!!!
by tx81
Thu Jan 20, 2011 5:04 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New TX Model 81 Member
Replies: 5
Views: 2190

New TX Model 81 Member

http://i52.tinypic.com/2wr43t4.jpg Hi, My name is Randy and I am new to the Model 8/81 Forum. I inherited my model 81 several years ago. The Nov 49 model (.300 Savage) went to my uncle after my grandfather passed away, mainly due to the fact that I was in the Army and too many things 'disappeared' ...