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by Pitchy
Sun Oct 28, 2012 9:25 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Few 81 pictures
Replies: 28
Views: 9610

Re: Few 81 pictures

Some fresh snow this morn so took the 81 for a walk too check for deer sign. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v629/InTheWind/sub%20album%201/SDC12717.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v629/InTheWind/sub%20album%201/SDC12718.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v629/InTheWind/sub%20album%201/SD...
by Pitchy
Sat Oct 27, 2012 11:30 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Peep sight screw
Replies: 18
Views: 4791

Re: Peep sight screw

Thanks, the allen screw i found wasn`t quite the right size but fit and hand tightened fine.
I put a drop of blue lock tight on it also and i think it will work fine.
Been so dern broke lately or i would of ordered one from the same place i ordered the base screw from.
But it`s fun to make stuff too.
by Pitchy
Fri Oct 26, 2012 5:13 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: 35 Rem range report
Replies: 26
Views: 7054

Re: 35 Rem range report

Lot of good reading there Sarge, thanks. I`m overall happy with the 220 Speer opinions and at this point will continue to use it. When i ordered bullets Graft was out of the 200 grain Speer bullets or i probably would of gone with that. But i`m having such good results with the 220 i can`t make any ...
by Pitchy
Fri Oct 26, 2012 2:02 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Peep sight screw
Replies: 18
Views: 4791

Re: Peep sight screw

Thanks Roger, soon as i get that base screw i`m going to try her out at 100 yards weather permitting.
I have a 50 yard range that i can shoot out the garage window. :D
by Pitchy
Fri Oct 26, 2012 11:56 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Peep sight screw
Replies: 18
Views: 4791

Re: Peep sight screw

Thanks guys, made a aperture from a Allen head bolt. The size is a little smaller but it screws in tight. The sight picture is clear and crisp, i couldn't`t see the thin walled circle without one. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v629/InTheWind/sub%20album%201/SDC12709.jpg http://img.photobucket.co...
by Pitchy
Thu Oct 25, 2012 8:13 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Peep sight screw
Replies: 18
Views: 4791

Re: Peep sight screw

Conversation?
by Pitchy
Thu Oct 25, 2012 3:09 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Peep sight screw
Replies: 18
Views: 4791

Re: Peep sight screw

Ordered the screw, wonder why Remington had to make that screw an odd ball thread. :roll:
by Pitchy
Thu Oct 25, 2012 9:06 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Peep sight screw
Replies: 18
Views: 4791

Re: Peep sight screw

Thanks, i book marked the site.
I`m trying to find one local so i can put the sight on today.
I have a gunsmith bud in town that has a screw set so he should have one if it`s a standard thread.
by Pitchy
Thu Oct 25, 2012 8:37 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Peep sight screw
Replies: 18
Views: 4791

Peep sight screw

What size and thread type is the screw needed to mount a peep sight on a 81?
The hole on the back of the receiver for a factory peep, seems to be something unusual.
by Pitchy
Wed Oct 24, 2012 8:39 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Model 81 Project Gun - Update*
Replies: 49
Views: 19596

Re: Model 81 Project Gun - Sneak Peek

Maybe a side shot :lol:
by Pitchy
Wed Oct 24, 2012 7:33 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Model 81 Project Gun - Update*
Replies: 49
Views: 19596

Re: Model 81 Project Gun - Sneak Peek

Neat picture 8-) my wife has a nack of being able to snap the shutter at the right time so might have her try and get some shots like that. :)
by Pitchy
Tue Oct 23, 2012 7:24 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: 35 Rem range report
Replies: 26
Views: 7054

Re: 35 Rem range report

Thanks Sarge, appreciate your input, i`m looking forward to getting my peep sight and trying it out at 100 yards.
Should be here tomorrow but of course it`s supposed to rain. :roll:
by Pitchy
Mon Oct 22, 2012 5:28 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Scabbard carry ??
Replies: 7
Views: 3742

Re: Scabbard carry ??

Cool story and gun Roger 8-) My opinion is the Ranger most likely carried the rifle fully loaded. A cowboy that`s life isn`t in danger would probably carry four in the chamber empty chamber safety on to prevent the bolt from moving when putting it in the scabbard. Would only take a second to flip th...
by Pitchy
Mon Oct 22, 2012 2:33 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Scabbard carry ??
Replies: 7
Views: 3742

Scabbard carry ??

You all have seen old pictures of Rangers on horse back carrying a 8 or 81 in a scabbard. Well known rule of the old west was to never carry a lever gun with one in the chamber . Wonder in what manner they carried a Rem 8-81, four in the mag with bolt closed on empty chamber. Or fully loaded safety ...
by Pitchy
Mon Oct 22, 2012 2:19 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: 35 Rem range report
Replies: 26
Views: 7054

Re: 35 Rem range report

Good performance .35 Rem loads can be made using 28-31 grains of IMR 4198 with heavier bullets.
Thank you Sir, my load is 28 grains with the 220 JFN, use at ones own risk of coarse. :)
I`m switching over to 4198 in all my rifle calibers which are 45-70,4560,and 30-30 at the moment.
by Pitchy
Mon Oct 22, 2012 1:20 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: 35 Rem range report
Replies: 26
Views: 7054

Re: 35 Rem range report

Sarge, not lead, 220 Speer JFN bullets. If the load i`m loading groups at 100 yards as good as it did at 50 why would i want to change anything? Also around here 4198 has been a favorite for use in 45-70 with heavy lead bullets. I`ve had excellent results with it with my 45-60 also and 300 grain cas...
by Pitchy
Sun Oct 21, 2012 4:42 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: 35 Rem range report
Replies: 26
Views: 7054

Re: 35 Rem range report

Thanks Roger, IMR4198 is new to me also, i started using it for a 30-30 i bought and my 45-60. I`ve used 3031 for years in my 45-70`s but am going to switch over to 4198 also. I`m not familiar with 4064 or the burn rates between the two, maybe someone else will add to this discussion. It was listed ...
by Pitchy
Sun Oct 21, 2012 11:36 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: 35 Rem range report
Replies: 26
Views: 7054

Re: 35 Rem range report

My neighbor came over this morn to see how his deer rifle was doing at 100 yards before season opens. As long as he was shootin figured i might as well try my 81 at 100 yards with the 220 grain bullet. I only shot once because i`m going to have to sight in the peep i bought, then i`ll shoot for a gr...
by Pitchy
Sat Oct 20, 2012 1:04 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Few 81 pictures
Replies: 28
Views: 9610

Re: Few 81 pictures

Two great JMB designs together.
Notice the familiarity of the stock with the model 8 pistol grip .

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by Pitchy
Fri Oct 19, 2012 4:24 pm
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: Wanted a standard style peep sight for my 81(Found one)
Replies: 4
Views: 2147

Re: Wanted a standard style peep sight for my 81

Just bought the ebay sight, i can make a aperture and mounting screw for it.
Hope it works out.
by Pitchy
Fri Oct 19, 2012 1:28 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: 35 Rem range report
Replies: 26
Views: 7054

Re: 35 Rem range report

Anyone want to share some loads, some older loading data would be nice.
I`d like to see some loads using IMR-4198 and the 220 speer bullet.
by Pitchy
Fri Oct 19, 2012 1:24 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Few 81 pictures
Replies: 28
Views: 9610

Re: Few 81 pictures

Note, the third picture down with the saddle makes a neat wallpaper. ;)
by Pitchy
Fri Oct 19, 2012 10:50 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Few 81 pictures
Replies: 28
Views: 9610

Re: Few 81 pictures

Here`s a few more guys. :) Kinda the Ranger mode. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v629/InTheWind/sub%20album%201/SDC12685.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v629/InTheWind/sub%20album%201/SDC12686.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v629/InTheWind/sub%20album%201/SDC12687.jpg http://img.photo...
by Pitchy
Thu Oct 18, 2012 3:12 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Few 81 pictures
Replies: 28
Views: 9610

Re: Few 81 pictures

Next best thing to having one like your avatar. :)
by Pitchy
Thu Oct 18, 2012 2:34 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Few 81 pictures
Replies: 28
Views: 9610

Re: Few 81 pictures

And always be ready to defend your 81 ;)

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by Pitchy
Thu Oct 18, 2012 1:57 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Few 81 pictures
Replies: 28
Views: 9610

Few 81 pictures

Playing around with the camera. :) I think they look pretty cool with a stripper clip full of ammo sticking out the top. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v629/InTheWind/sub%20album%201/SDC12677.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v629/InTheWind/sub%20album%201/SDC12679.jpg http://img.photobucket....
by Pitchy
Thu Oct 18, 2012 1:33 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Newbie here
Replies: 8
Views: 2961

Re: Newbie here

Kinda new here myself, welcome aboard. 8-) :)
by Pitchy
Thu Oct 18, 2012 1:28 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Shooting POE rifles *NEW VIDEO*
Replies: 12
Views: 5580

Re: Shooting POE rifles *NEW VIDEO*

How can a person not like that, awesome 8-) 8-)
by Pitchy
Tue Oct 16, 2012 4:38 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: bolt lock back
Replies: 23
Views: 7051

Re: bolt lock back

81police wrote:Pitchy you make the coolest videos!
Thanks, i`m pretty happy with the 81 now. :)
by Pitchy
Tue Oct 16, 2012 4:36 pm
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: Wanted a standard style peep sight for my 81(Found one)
Replies: 4
Views: 2147

Re: Wanted a standard style peep sight for my 81

Pitchy, There is a fairly affordable Lyman listed on eBay currently. http://www.ebay.com/itm/160899359018?ssPageName=STRK:MESINDXX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1436.l2649 He also has two new in the box ones for the guy who collects and probably doesn't wish to actually place on a shooter's rifle. Good Luck Th...
by Pitchy
Mon Oct 15, 2012 6:30 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: bolt lock back
Replies: 23
Views: 7051

Re: bolt lock back

Thanks Roger but not the problem, i found it. First, talk about agrivation and hope ya all appreciate these videos. It took five hours and fifteen minutes to download this video. I`m paying for WI-FI from the neaghbor and it can really vary. Ok the problem with the hold open, because i`m getting to ...
by Pitchy
Mon Oct 15, 2012 1:08 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: bolt lock back
Replies: 23
Views: 7051

Re: bolt lock back

Nope, single loaded three rounds and it only locked open one out of three.
Not sure where to look next, will disemble again and have a look see. :?
by Pitchy
Mon Oct 15, 2012 7:43 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: bolt lock back
Replies: 23
Views: 7051

Re: bolt lock back

Yea i did , was shooting at a ten inch gong at 100 yards and was hitting it good until i hit the pipe it swings on. :shock: Punched a hole clean through it , somehow the gong swung back and got stuck. :shock: It`s hard to shoot a video and get a close up of the action working and the target. Thanks.
by Pitchy
Sun Oct 14, 2012 7:17 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: bolt lock back
Replies: 23
Views: 7051

Re: bolt lock back

Thanks Joe 8-) it was fun and the clips are handy if ya plan on emptying the gun which is what they were designed for. One issue i see would be if a person only shot say three rounds say like in a hunting situation. Then a few loose rounds in your pocket would be handy to top off the magazine. I hav...
by Pitchy
Fri Oct 12, 2012 4:39 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: bolt lock back
Replies: 23
Views: 7051

Re: bolt lock back

Couldn`t wait, stripped it down and bent the spring a little. The slide spring and tube are clean and oiled so don`t think that is a issue.
The lock open notch in the slide looked good too so hoping the spring tension is the fix.
Will shoot it some tomorrow and up-date. :)
by Pitchy
Fri Oct 12, 2012 3:49 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: bolt lock back
Replies: 23
Views: 7051

Re: bolt lock back

Thanks again Guys. I`ll tear it down again tomorrow and do the suggested, bet it`s the spring as it layed pretty flat. Was going to tweek it a little last time but forgot, ya know how this old age memory thing goes. :lol: I`ll make it right yet you can bet on it. Those 15 rounds were some factory st...
by Pitchy
Fri Oct 12, 2012 12:55 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: bolt lock back
Replies: 23
Views: 7051

Re: bolt lock back

Well Roger it worked better but still missed one, i knew i should of bent that spring a little while i had it out to give it a little more pressure.

Click on pic for video of todays test firing.

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by Pitchy
Thu Oct 11, 2012 7:31 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: 35 Rem range report
Replies: 26
Views: 7054

Re: 35 Rem range report

Removed.
by Pitchy
Thu Oct 11, 2012 12:56 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: 35 Rem range report
Replies: 26
Views: 7054

Re: 35 Rem range report

Removed.
by Pitchy
Wed Oct 10, 2012 6:24 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: 35 Rem range report
Replies: 26
Views: 7054

Re: 35 Rem range report

Thanks, i`m generally happy if i can get 3-4 in groups at 100 yards but that first group with the 81 was terrible.
And that`s the reason we reload, so we can squeeze a little more out of them. :)
by Pitchy
Wed Oct 10, 2012 6:21 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: bolt lock back
Replies: 23
Views: 7051

Re: bolt lock back

Got it, stripped it down and see the slot the ear on the spring goes in.
Easy to miss and the easiest way to put it in is to remove the slide.
Thanks Roger, your the man today. 8-) 8-)
by Pitchy
Wed Oct 10, 2012 5:49 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: bolt lock back
Replies: 23
Views: 7051

Re: bolt lock back

Thanks Roger, if ya remember i had this gun apart a couple times fixing the extractor problem so no issue taking it apart or putting it back together. Aparently i missed doing something when installing the indicator then because the spring lays flat and i can move it left and right. Any more instruc...
by Pitchy
Wed Oct 10, 2012 2:20 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: bolt lock back
Replies: 23
Views: 7051

Re: bolt lock back

When looking down in the action from the top, slide locked open is the indicator spring supossed to be laying on the frame. The flat spring with the ears on the forward end, my 81 locks open when hand cycling but not on last round. I can`t tell by the parts diagram if that spring goes under somethin...
by Pitchy
Wed Oct 10, 2012 12:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How many reloaders do we have?
Replies: 41
Views: 13633

Re: How many reloaders do we have?

Range report here.

Removed.
There seems to be varying opinions about the differences between H4198 and IMR4198, i was under the opinion they are the same powder different manufactor.
Anyway my range report may be taken wrong so its best i remove it.
Thanks
by Pitchy
Wed Oct 10, 2012 12:19 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: 35 Rem range report
Replies: 26
Views: 7054

35 Rem range report

My 50 yard target using the 220 grain Speer bullet.

When i get my peep sight i`m going to try it at 100 yards.

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by Pitchy
Mon Oct 08, 2012 4:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How many reloaders do we have?
Replies: 41
Views: 13633

Re: How many reloaders do we have?

I ordered a couple hundred of those gas checked 200 grainers , at 18 bucks a 100 couldn`t pass em up.
I`m going to post a range report in the 81 forum after i get some ammo loaded up and try them out. :)
by Pitchy
Sun Oct 07, 2012 3:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How many reloaders do we have?
Replies: 41
Views: 13633

Re: How many reloaders do we have?

Thanks Norm, wonder if Lee has that mold so wouldn`t be quite as spendy. I`d like to load up some pointed bullets for this gun also, must of been one of the reasons the rifle became so popular with the Rangers. Longer ranges and more penetration through metal had to play into it because the lever gu...
by Pitchy
Sat Oct 06, 2012 7:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How many reloaders do we have?
Replies: 41
Views: 13633

Re: How many reloaders do we have?

Alrighty then, thanks. 8-) :)
by Pitchy
Sat Oct 06, 2012 4:08 pm
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: Wanted a standard style peep sight for my 81(Found one)
Replies: 4
Views: 2147

Re: Wanted a standard style peep sight for my 81

Or if anyone wants to do some trading for a factory Rem peep sight on my Pedersoli Veneer sight and maybe some boot ? http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v629/InTheWind/sub%20album%201/sub%20album%202/SDC12666.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v629/InTheWind/sub%20album%201/sub%20album%202/SDC1266...
by Pitchy
Sat Oct 06, 2012 2:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How many reloaders do we have?
Replies: 41
Views: 13633

Re: How many reloaders do we have?

Thanks Sarge, i`ve never reloaded for the 35 so i`m not sure what is safe max in these 81s. Is the max load i posted of 29 grains of 4198 too hot for these actions? I would probably ordered 200 grain bullets but Graft was out of stock. My dies and bullets won`t be in until middle of next week then i...