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by Phyrbird
Tue Nov 11, 2014 2:37 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Peep up or down
Replies: 6
Views: 3427

Re: Peep up or down

I would suggest raising the rear sight; start small to see how much it moves. Not more than a half a turn.
My son has developed a liking for the peep sights, he shoots tighter groups.
Remember the small apertures are for full sun, and will fade out at dusk.
by Phyrbird
Fri Nov 07, 2014 11:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: AMMO
Replies: 3
Views: 2057

Re: AMMO

EEEUUUWWW :!: :!:

I really hate the idea of swaging down case heads. Not easy. works the brass even more.

We need to moan and whine till someone listens and makes more factory cases
by Phyrbird
Fri Nov 07, 2014 11:38 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: 25rem 115gn hollow point from 117gn sptz
Replies: 10
Views: 5538

Re: 25rem 115gn hollow point from 117gn sptz

10-4 on that last Good Buddy!!
We gotta stay safe and set a good example for others ;)
by Phyrbird
Thu Nov 06, 2014 11:24 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: 25rem 115gn hollow point from 117gn sptz
Replies: 10
Views: 5538

Re: 25rem 115gn hollow point from 117gn sptz

Charlie, A good group at that range for iron sights. I'm curious, did you weigh the finished bullets after the tip modification? Differing weights could very well cause the horizontal stringing on the target, if grouped by weight you may get a lot tighter groups. From experience you can get one ragg...
by Phyrbird
Fri Oct 31, 2014 2:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Making .32 Remington Brass
Replies: 18
Views: 11335

Re: Making .32 Remington Brass

by Phyrbird
Wed Oct 29, 2014 2:01 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Model 8 finish restoration
Replies: 4
Views: 2900

Re: Model 8 finish restoration

B-ware of Jackitis
these rifles need siblings
by Phyrbird
Fri Oct 24, 2014 8:39 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: My elusive 8
Replies: 11
Views: 6383

Re: My elusive 8

Nice I like the sights too ;)
by Phyrbird
Fri Oct 17, 2014 6:43 pm
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: WTB WTT parts w/ the right number
Replies: 1
Views: 2393

Re: WTB WTT parts w/ the right number

Thinking about getting a lady a new life. Does anyone have parts w/ this number? If we can trade for the correct ser # (7085) parts I would be interested in getting her back together. It is an early SLR receiver. I'd appreciate your input and spares to help her revive. What would a real FBI takedow...
by Phyrbird
Wed Oct 15, 2014 12:40 pm
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: WTB WTT parts w/ the right number
Replies: 1
Views: 2393

WTB WTT parts w/ the right number

Thinking about getting a lady a new life. Does anyone have parts w/ this number? P1020047.JPG If we can trade for the correct ser # parts I would be interested in getting her back together. It is an early SLR receiver. If not it might be an opportunity for a test bed (FrankenGun) for some of my idea...
by Phyrbird
Fri Oct 10, 2014 8:02 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: 32 Remington Model 8 Receiver-New Forearm-Reloading Stuff
Replies: 7
Views: 3587

Re: 32 Remington Model 8 Receiver-New Forearm-Reloading Stuf

Thank you Denny, a very nice trade. :D Just a note for other members, Denny is nice to work with, delivers what and when he says. :!: Bump We just completed a second swap, once again a very smooth trouble free transaction from my view. Mr White had to ship in a different way, very successful. Thank...
by Phyrbird
Mon Sep 29, 2014 6:25 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Check out Handloader for 300Sav
Replies: 4
Views: 3737

Check out Handloader for 300Sav

Look what showed up on the magazine rack!! :)
cover 300S.jpg
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An update on the loading of 300 Sav and an article on reading pressures of loads. :ugeek:
by Phyrbird
Wed Sep 24, 2014 3:47 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Let's revitalize the 30 Remington (Not AR)
Replies: 13
Views: 7197

Re: Let's revitalize the 30 Remington (Not AR)

Phyrbird wrote:Just a note, they still haven't made it to the range.
A side note: I'm loading 7.62 Tok with them and 45C with 158g 357s using sabots too. We will have a range report when they go...
:( :( :cry: :cry: :roll:
by Phyrbird
Mon Sep 22, 2014 2:00 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: 1908 Model 8 with 1935 jacket: my first 8
Replies: 33
Views: 12995

Re: 1908 Model 8 with 1935 jacket: my first 8

Very nice Adam, Congrats. I appreciate you getting beautiful finishes on one of our ladies... 8-)
by Phyrbird
Mon Sep 15, 2014 12:19 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: bolt identification for an 8
Replies: 1
Views: 1537

Re: bolt identification for an 8

Extractors on the 35 Rem are usually straight not curved. Trouble is the 300 Sav is straight too. And the 300S is slightly larger ID bolt face. About .006. I miked all three. 25-30-32Rem have a smaller bolt face than both. 300 Sav might work with 35Rem, don't know haven't tried it yet.
by Phyrbird
Wed Sep 03, 2014 11:24 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Welded Model 8 from Gunbroker
Replies: 20
Views: 10741

Re: Welded Model 8 from Gunbroker

:cry: :cry:
by Phyrbird
Wed Aug 27, 2014 9:25 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Rem 8 35Rem GB $299!
Replies: 20
Views: 8700

Re: Rem 8 35Rem GB $299!

Sarge,
You have the packaging idea right, and by the way FEDEX takes 8-12 weeks to pay insurance. IF the insurance guy can be bullied into it. they spend a lot of time denying your claim.
by Phyrbird
Tue Aug 26, 2014 1:05 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Rem 8 35Rem GB $299!
Replies: 20
Views: 8700

Re: Rem 8 35Rem GB $299!

Has the first 35 Rem arrived yet? :mrgreen:
I believe the incubation period for Jackitis is about 10 minutes :lol:
by Phyrbird
Mon Aug 25, 2014 10:40 am
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Rem 8 35Rem GB $299!
Replies: 20
Views: 8700

Re: Rem 8 35Rem GB $299!

I think you got a good deal. FBI style sling swivels, Weaver scope (likely 2.5 or 3X), 35 Rem caliber, and the wood looks like it's not below the metal from sanding. Check to see if the numbers all match. :ugeek: Weaver scope if OK sells for about $75-100. Scope rings about $20 Sling eyes usually go...
by Phyrbird
Sun Aug 24, 2014 8:36 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: My first Model 81
Replies: 6
Views: 4852

Re: My first Model 81

Dewalt, I just hooked up with the Mennonite folks, will be taking the case and some other work for them. I'll keep you posted on progress. You note it's slow, they are more than an hour away, no phone, everything is face to face and cash. For your work on holsters and such you might consider connect...
by Phyrbird
Sun Aug 24, 2014 8:20 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Grandfather's 8
Replies: 2
Views: 1905

Re: Grandfather's 8

Meat Hunter,
Here are a couple other ideas we've come up with :ugeek:

viewtopic.php?f=20&t=3353
by Phyrbird
Fri Aug 22, 2014 1:31 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: 30 Rem reloading questions
Replies: 5
Views: 2688

Re: 30 Rem reloading questions

Simmer,

Check these out ;)

viewtopic.php?f=10&t=3511
by Phyrbird
Wed Aug 20, 2014 8:02 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Proper stock for early model 8
Replies: 7
Views: 3463

Re: Proper stock for early model 8

the problem with the bolt is not hard, pull the bolt back about half way, take a wood dowel or something non-scratch and rotate the bolt lugs vertical. Serial #s: the butt plates were all numbered to the rifles, as were the butt stocks in the bottom tang groove. Sometimes other parts were numbered w...
by Phyrbird
Wed Aug 20, 2014 3:42 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: 25 rem primer problem?
Replies: 15
Views: 8044

Re: 25 rem primer problem?

Charlie, I think from the photos and your notes your chamber may just a little different than standard. I agree that a bore-scope may be in order. Just the same, if you don't use max loads, neck size to the top shoulder, and remember to fireform new brass, there should be little problem. Eventually ...
by Phyrbird
Tue Aug 19, 2014 8:36 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Feed back on dealings
Replies: 2
Views: 1775

Re: Feed back on dealings

thank you Don. :)
by Phyrbird
Sun Aug 17, 2014 2:47 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: WTT Parts and more
Replies: 20
Views: 14118

Re: WTT Parts and more

Thanks SimmerD (Don) very timely responses, glad I could help...

Carl
by Phyrbird
Fri Aug 15, 2014 11:46 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: New company for my 35 rem. Krieger conversion 300 savage
Replies: 6
Views: 4432

Re: New company for my 35 rem. Krieger conversion 300 savage

AhHA :!: :!:
We tried to tell you about the Jackitis :!: :!:
by Phyrbird
Tue Aug 12, 2014 10:49 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Any way to improve accuracy on my 35Rem Mod 81?
Replies: 19
Views: 10491

Re: Any way to improve accuracy on my 35Rem Mod 81?

OOOOO :!: :!: Holographic sight on the barrel :o Nice, what's the drill for attaching the rail?

I've a similar mount idea for a pistol scope that is a no drill assembly, any interest :?: :?:
by Phyrbird
Sat Aug 09, 2014 10:33 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Too drool For Grade F
Replies: 6
Views: 3296

Re: Too drool For Grade F

If I had the extra cash flow I'd be on it like stink on a skunk. :mrgreen:
by Phyrbird
Fri Aug 08, 2014 8:43 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Too drool For Grade F
Replies: 6
Views: 3296

Too drool For Grade F

Members,

Check this one out :!: :!:

A Premier Grade link:

http://www.rockislandauction.com/viewit ... 2/lid/3327

Jack I double dare You :D
by Phyrbird
Wed Aug 06, 2014 8:06 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: 25 rem primer problem?
Replies: 15
Views: 8044

Re: 25 rem primer problem?

The reason for some of the questions: I have a dozen 270 cases I cannot use, my father in law full length resized down to the shell holder. The firing pin just barely touches the primer. WAY TOO much. Over sized cases can separate and blow back on you. As said before the right way is to size without...
by Phyrbird
Tue Aug 05, 2014 10:43 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: 25 rem primer problem?
Replies: 15
Views: 8044

Re: 25 rem primer problem?

Is this the first firing after sizing from 30R to 25R? If so are you using a fire forming load or a full load the first time? Are you running the sizer die all the way down to the shell holder? ( not recommended, the first time the case is sized smaller they should only be sized till the empty brass...
by Phyrbird
Mon Aug 04, 2014 8:07 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: 25 rem primer problem?
Replies: 15
Views: 8044

Re: 25 rem primer problem?

could be headspace with the resized cases.
by Phyrbird
Sun Aug 03, 2014 7:24 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: WTT Parts and more
Replies: 20
Views: 14118

WTT Parts and more

Forum members, I've some items you might want or need. (PICs at the bottom post) The list: In the Bin For Sale or Trade: (Trade usually better for both) Update 5/4/20 A couple extractors 1 25-30-32 Rem, 1 35R or 300Sav a couple bolt carrier links for M8/81s, a 300 Sav Bbl, + a Bbl sleeve + a few par...
by Phyrbird
Sat Jul 26, 2014 12:46 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New Guy
Replies: 2
Views: 1846

Re: New Guy

Try this: http://www.natchezss.com/product.cfm?contentID=productDetail&prodID=LEE90543&src=exrbSrch :geek: $29 :D Load data: http://www.hodgdonreloading.com/ :!: :!: Loading software: http://sourceforge.net/projects/reloadersrfrnce/ :!: :!: :!: The federal ammo (when in stock) is usually cheapest at...
by Phyrbird
Thu Jul 24, 2014 11:05 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Griffin & Howe Inc New York Base, Mount, and 1" Rings
Replies: 2
Views: 2023

Re: Griffin & Howe Inc New York Base, Mount, and 1" Rings

Sarge, You just told me what my other G&H mount is worth. Got 2, one on the M81 cherry 35rem caliber. The other is reserved for the M8 in 32 Rem with a button on the bottom of the trigger guard. :D After I get the 2 swap barrels fitted and blued. I only need a 30 Rem barrel and a buffer spring to co...
by Phyrbird
Thu Jul 24, 2014 12:05 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Any way to improve accuracy on my 35Rem Mod 81?
Replies: 19
Views: 10491

Re: Any way to improve accuracy on my 35Rem Mod 81?

sound like a solid plan to me, wish I could find the time to do similar range testing.
by Phyrbird
Wed Jul 23, 2014 5:54 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Any way to improve accuracy on my 35Rem Mod 81?
Replies: 19
Views: 10491

Re: Any way to improve accuracy on my 35Rem Mod 81?

Fred, Had (and traded) a R742 3006 that would miss a paper plate at 100yds. Yeah, 12" groups. :x a Marlin 4570 that was almost as bad Dad's 760 3006 will never miss a milk jug at 300yds, and a re barreled Springfield 03 will group under an inch at 200yds. :D Try differing loads, it will make a diffe...
by Phyrbird
Mon Jul 21, 2014 4:19 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: 2-Gun Action Match with a Remington Model 8 (video)
Replies: 12
Views: 6049

Re: 2-Gun Action Match with a Remington Model 8 (video)

OOOOOOO I wanna play :!: :!:
Where's ya'lls sandlot :?:
by Phyrbird
Sun Jul 20, 2014 7:07 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: 1906 .35Rem going to the range tomorrow.
Replies: 12
Views: 5757

Re: 1906 .35Rem going to the range tomorrow.

You mentioned hand cannons. You should try the 460S&W, same kick, flatter trajectory, up to a 400g bullet if you can find them in .452. :D I like the 35Rem in the Contender super 14 as well, though it has hazards for your elbow if you lay it on the table. :oops: Other favorites are 4 win mag and 454...
by Phyrbird
Sat Jul 19, 2014 9:47 am
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Griffin & Howe Inc New York Base, Mount, and 1" Rings
Replies: 2
Views: 2023

Griffin & Howe Inc New York Base, Mount, and 1" Rings

Oh members of the Jackitis club. I think there is G&H mount on Ebay for M8 & 81. I've not the extra cash for this just yet. If someone on the site wins it, I might be able to trade for it. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Griffin-Howe-Inc-New-York-Base-Mount-and-1-Rings-Pat-May-3-1932-/331264284110?ssPageNam...
by Phyrbird
Wed Jul 16, 2014 9:40 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Buffer springs
Replies: 9
Views: 4308

Re: Buffer springs

I don't know yet, but I will. there are all the calibers here to be checked.
When I pull one apart I take dimensional notes. I have documented a difference of over all length of a used 35 Rem recoil spring vs new.
by Phyrbird
Sun Jul 13, 2014 1:37 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: 32 Dies
Replies: 5
Views: 2523

Re: 32 Dies

So I shouldn't have given away my Rock Chucker press? Oh Yeah :!: I would likely try the water anneal method. Safer 32 Remington dies are it then. Glad I asked. I think I will lube liberally, then clean before or after annealing in the tumbler? If you use MotoMica you don't have to clean, no proble...
by Phyrbird
Sat Jul 12, 2014 12:10 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: 32 Dies
Replies: 5
Views: 2523

Re: 32 Dies

Jim, a. the Dillon can expand the 30R to 32, I don't recommend it. A compound press with the ram centered under the die will give better results. B. Be sure to lube the inside of the case mouth thoroughly. I use MotoMica or Imperial sizing die wax. Accordianed brass don't fit in the chamber very wel...
by Phyrbird
Fri Jul 11, 2014 12:03 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: 32 Remington Model 8 Receiver-New Forearm-Reloading Stuff
Replies: 7
Views: 3587

Re: 32 Remington Model 8 Receiver-New Forearm-Reloading Stuf

Thank you Denny, a very nice trade. :D

Just a note for other members, Denny is nice to work with, delivers what and when he says. :!:
by Phyrbird
Fri Jul 04, 2014 11:12 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Safety problems. Need a fix
Replies: 3
Views: 1931

Re: Safety problems. Need a fix

One of the issues that can cause this is if someone has stoned the trigger or hammer hooks to lighten the trigger pull. The safety lever may have twisted on the shaft, I've seen this on a rifle or 2. You might check the screw that holds the trigger spring and the Main spring is tight, it's the secon...
by Phyrbird
Tue Jul 01, 2014 11:13 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: 32 Remington Model 8 Receiver-New Forearm-Reloading Stuff
Replies: 7
Views: 3587

Re: 32 Remington Model 8 Receiver-New Forearm-Reloading Stuf

Denny,

Did you get my last PM? If not email me, please.

Carlsandage@yahoo.com
by Phyrbird
Wed Jun 25, 2014 3:45 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Model 8 Buttplate
Replies: 6
Views: 4007

Re: Model 8 Buttplate

Jerry, I've one that looks just like yours on a Model8, depends on the actual dimensions. If you are fitting a reproduction stock it will be easier to use the plastic ones. Getting the angle on the toe of these metal ones can be hard to get a clean precise fit. If you ever have to fit one of the "S"...
by Phyrbird
Wed Jun 25, 2014 11:06 am
Forum: General
Topic: I wonder if John Browning would Approve ?
Replies: 10
Views: 4847

Re: I wonder if John Browning would Approve ?

Just a thought, any comments on ceramicote v.s. NIB-X coatings? I have a local vendor that does the ceramicote.
And a Savage 755 begging for a nice refinsh.
by Phyrbird
Tue Jun 24, 2014 1:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: I wonder if John Browning would Approve ?
Replies: 10
Views: 4847

Re: I wonder if John Browning would Approve ?

Sarge,
That is way cool :geek: to take an old beater and re-furb it to make it current.
Frankly I like the Lyman choke, got one I should mount.... 8-)
HHHMMM :?:
by Phyrbird
Tue Jun 17, 2014 9:03 am
Forum: General
Topic: Angry as heck, gun shop issues.
Replies: 26
Views: 11234

Re: Angry as heck, gun shop issues.

Very nice :!: :!:
Bet the rifle was lighter before :cry: just like the early Pontiac Nascar frames, swiss cheese style.
The buff job is great, very little damage to the lettering, good job 8-)