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by In The Ten Ring
Thu Feb 05, 2015 2:23 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: What is your opinion on these .300 Savage rounds?
Replies: 6
Views: 3929

Re: What is your opinion on these .300 Savage rounds?

Ordered 4 boxes. Now to wait for those!
by In The Ten Ring
Thu Feb 05, 2015 2:22 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Length of pull question?
Replies: 4
Views: 3126

Re: Length of pull question?

I realize this is a preference sort of thing but I am about to buy another Model 8 and want to know if the length of pull on it is original of if it's been shortened.
by In The Ten Ring
Thu Feb 05, 2015 12:17 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Length of pull question?
Replies: 4
Views: 3126

Length of pull question?

Does 13 & 1/8 inches sound right from the trigger to the edge of the buttstock? (Shotgun stocked model, like an Auto 5).

Thanks!
by In The Ten Ring
Wed Feb 04, 2015 8:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: May head up to Vermont in April. Anyone want to do lunch?
Replies: 6
Views: 3301

Re: May head up to Vermont in April. Anyone want to do lunc

Should be easy enough: I carry a Model F in my vehicle trunk in case of an emergency. Really, those are so cheap, why wouldn't anyone? :lol:

What is this Cave City Show? I would go to gun show while I was up there if I came across one.
by In The Ten Ring
Wed Feb 04, 2015 8:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Limitations of the peep sight.
Replies: 3
Views: 2032

Limitations of the peep sight.

So I received my Model 81 with Marbles peep sight. It is a beauty! The peep is pretty neat but I see it's not windage adjustable. I guess that's a limitation.....so the William and Redfield peep sights, those do have windage adjustments, right? Are the Williams and Redfields better then? What say yo...
by In The Ten Ring
Wed Feb 04, 2015 8:16 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: An 8 I passed up.
Replies: 2
Views: 2427

Re: An 8 I passed up.

Well you know, it's a hard row to hoe. Keep up ski instructor certification or buy another Model 8? I tell you, it took some soul searching. 8-)
by In The Ten Ring
Wed Feb 04, 2015 1:17 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: 3 barrel set
Replies: 7
Views: 3885

Re: 3 barrel set

Wow! I know what my next accessory will be!

Pricey? I guess but back in the day, such things probably weren't cheap for the average man either.....
by In The Ten Ring
Wed Feb 04, 2015 1:00 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: An 8 I passed up.
Replies: 2
Views: 2427

An 8 I passed up.

I passed this one up not because I didn't want it but because I had to "cut myself off."

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewIt ... =465759528
by In The Ten Ring
Wed Feb 04, 2015 10:04 am
Forum: History of the 8 /81
Topic: Our Ladies still in the News: Rifle Magazine Jan 15
Replies: 5
Views: 4170

Re: Our Ladies still in the News: Rifle Magazine Jan 15

Hey, the govt checks each and every post made online to make sure it's true. :lol:

I don't think the guy in the video I linked is pulling a fast one but I've been fooled before. The .35 Remington Model 8/81 IS a 4 shot mag right?
by In The Ten Ring
Wed Feb 04, 2015 10:01 am
Forum: History of the 8 /81
Topic: Found some stripper clips.
Replies: 8
Views: 4879

Re: Found some stripper clips.

I have found my Turkish 8mm Mauser stripper clips to work just fine for loading my .35 Remington. I hear Swede clips (6.5x55) work for the .300 Savage but I haven't had a rifle yet to try with.

The specific clips for these rifles I'll end up trying to get also at some point. Congrats on your find!
by In The Ten Ring
Wed Feb 04, 2015 9:58 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: 2-Gun Action Match with a Remington Model 8 (video)
Replies: 12
Views: 6403

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

I am a huge stripper clip fan and the fact that this rifle is made with a clip in mind is one of the reasons I like it so much.
by In The Ten Ring
Wed Feb 04, 2015 12:21 am
Forum: General
Topic: May head up to Vermont in April. Anyone want to do lunch?
Replies: 6
Views: 3301

Re: May head up to Vermont in April. Anyone want to do lunc

Brother I'll bring you back two. How's that? *Just got the time machine fixed so it's easier than you might think. :lol:

We never know what deals are just around the corner.....
by In The Ten Ring
Tue Feb 03, 2015 11:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: I heard Remington was going to discontinue .35?
Replies: 5
Views: 2361

Re: I heard Remington was going to discontinue .35?

I recall a friend getting a "powder trickler" many years ago and loving it.

I will have to get rid of some basement furniture to fit the reloading table but I'm not really using that old dresser anyway. Habitat for Humanity is my chosen charity when it clearing out rooms.
by In The Ten Ring
Tue Feb 03, 2015 11:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: MUST STOP! Been on a buying binge.
Replies: 3
Views: 2011

MUST STOP! Been on a buying binge.

OK....I have to stop myself for a while. In 2014 I bought a Model 81 from 1936 with a 4 digit serial number and the beefier forearm. This year I have bought 1 Model 8, 1 Model 81, two Marbles peep sights, 1 Marbles folding rear, 1 Lyman folding rear (last two just now on ebay), and I just concluded ...
by In The Ten Ring
Tue Feb 03, 2015 11:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Why is this site so slow?
Replies: 6
Views: 3010

Re: Why is this site so slow?

I must admit, I kinda "trolled" you guys with that one. I figured it was the sort of question that would lure out replies. :mrgreen:

I'm thoroughly infected now.......so I'm excited and posting a lot, asking a lot of questions, etc. but noticing the lack of activity. :(
by In The Ten Ring
Tue Feb 03, 2015 12:49 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New guy could use a hand.
Replies: 12
Views: 5592

Re: New guy could use a hand.

I had a guy in PA sell me a muzzleloader and he absolutely lied about the condition of the bore. GB was ZERO help. I considered involving the US Postal Service fraud division since it was shipped via the US mail but just dropped it. I hit him with honest feedback. He replied giving me an "F" and I m...
by In The Ten Ring
Tue Feb 03, 2015 12:02 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Hello All!
Replies: 13
Views: 5492

Re: Hello All!

Oh wow, that stock does look rough! (I have similar-looking stocks though). Keep us updated and keep the pics coming. Congrats on the weapon. :D
by In The Ten Ring
Tue Feb 03, 2015 11:25 am
Forum: General
Topic: I heard Remington was going to discontinue .35?
Replies: 5
Views: 2361

Re: I heard Remington was going to discontinue .35?

I plan to build a reloading bench this summer coming and open up my Lee Anniversary Kit.
by In The Ten Ring
Mon Feb 02, 2015 8:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: I heard Remington was going to discontinue .35?
Replies: 5
Views: 2361

I heard Remington was going to discontinue .35?

Has anyone heard the same?

*Not that it doesn't seem discontinued now........ :?
by In The Ten Ring
Mon Feb 02, 2015 6:48 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Crap! Just missed 'em.
Replies: 4
Views: 2458

Re: Crap! Just missed 'em.

Oh no joke. I have 1 Model 81 I bought last year, 1 Model 8 and 1 Model 81 on the way, and I'm in conference for another Model 8 that I hope to conclude on and get this week.

Three .35's and 1 .300 S.

Am I addicted? :lol:
by In The Ten Ring
Mon Feb 02, 2015 1:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: May head up to Vermont in April. Anyone want to do lunch?
Replies: 6
Views: 3301

May head up to Vermont in April. Anyone want to do lunch?

So I am planning a ski trip to Killington, VT next April. Any members here skiers? Anyone want to do lunch?

What pawn shops or gun shops are near there and worth a visit?

Yes, I'd be interested in any Model 8's or 81's for sale while up there.
by In The Ten Ring
Mon Feb 02, 2015 11:06 am
Forum: General
Topic: Why is this site so slow?
Replies: 6
Views: 3010

Re: Why is this site so slow?

Oh I understand that but even then......

*Fewer owners might be a good thing, considering the limited number of rifles to collect.
by In The Ten Ring
Mon Feb 02, 2015 10:01 am
Forum: General
Topic: Why is this site so slow?
Replies: 6
Views: 3010

Why is this site so slow?

What I mean is, and I hope the very question isn't deemed offensive to the site owners and contributors, but comments aren't very fluid here. I belong to a few other discussion forums and most are lively. Granted Parallax Bill's Curio and Relics Forum has gone relatively mute after milsurps stopped ...
by In The Ten Ring
Mon Feb 02, 2015 9:57 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Barrel switch. How easily can one change calibers?
Replies: 7
Views: 3684

Re: Barrel switch. How easily can one change calibers?

That's about what I figured.....

Thanks for the reply and this will end that approach for me. The search for another .300 Savage will continue!
by In The Ten Ring
Sun Feb 01, 2015 10:29 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Barrel switch. How easily can one change calibers?
Replies: 7
Views: 3684

Barrel switch. How easily can one change calibers?

Could a fellow simply swap a .30 Remington barrel assembly for a .300 Savage and be safe to shoot or is that just insane?
by In The Ten Ring
Sun Feb 01, 2015 10:28 pm
Forum: Hunting with the 8 / 81
Topic: John Browning, a model 8 and an elk
Replies: 5
Views: 5541

Re: John Browning, a model 8 and an elk

That's pretty neat.
by In The Ten Ring
Sun Feb 01, 2015 10:19 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Wood Repair photos
Replies: 1
Views: 1977

Re: Wood Repair photos

Someone else with more know-how will chime in but I would try cyano acrylic glue for that. I think "Super Glue" is the same thing. After it's glued you may want to use a dollar bill or the ink method to see if the handguard is contacting the barrel assembly. If so, you could relieve some wood on the...
by In The Ten Ring
Sun Feb 01, 2015 10:12 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Crap! Just missed 'em.
Replies: 4
Views: 2458

Crap! Just missed 'em.

I found three Model 8's that I liked. 1 each of .25, .30, and .35 calibers, all with the Auto 5 shotgun profile buttstock BUT they had already been spoken for. My hunt for such will continue. See what you Rem Nuts have done to me? :lol:
by In The Ten Ring
Sun Feb 01, 2015 10:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: I found a barrel tool!
Replies: 4
Views: 3160

Re: I found a barrel tool!

I tried my tool (this one in the thread) and it fits the muzzle like a glove. I think I'll disassemble my Model 8 and 81's (when they get here) this week and do some detailed cleaning.
by In The Ten Ring
Fri Jan 30, 2015 9:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How many C&R holders do we have here?
Replies: 1
Views: 1342

How many C&R holders do we have here?

I have had my Curio and Relics license since I turned 21. I guess it has saved me a few hundred dollars over the decades. How many other members are C&R holders?
by In The Ten Ring
Tue Jan 27, 2015 11:35 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: model 8 #106
Replies: 12
Views: 6601

Re: model 8 #106

I have a first-year production rifle coming but gosh yours is nice.

Will you hunt with it?
by In The Ten Ring
Tue Jan 27, 2015 8:43 pm
Forum: Just Hunting
Topic: The Best Things In Life
Replies: 7
Views: 5819

Re: The Best Things In Life

I wish my grandpa could have taught me to hunt. I had to learn from a friend in high school.

I have no children. I am beginning to wonder who I will pass my property on to.
by In The Ten Ring
Tue Jan 27, 2015 8:37 pm
Forum: Just Hunting
Topic: 32 rem kill
Replies: 3
Views: 3928

Re: 32 rem kill

I am going to try and give everyone "more pics like this" coming next fall....

Cool kill and even cooler rifle! I want a .32 Rem. Model 8!
by In The Ten Ring
Tue Jan 27, 2015 8:27 pm
Forum: Just Hunting
Topic: 25 rem. kill
Replies: 2
Views: 3663

Re: 25 rem. kill

Congrats on both your kill and that rifle. If I had a .25 I'd hunt with it.
by In The Ten Ring
Tue Jan 27, 2015 7:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Making .32 Remington Brass
Replies: 18
Views: 11910

Re: Making .32 Remington Brass

I have SO MUCH to learn. :shock:

I have a Lee single stage press. Can I make .25 and .32 Rem cartridges using Lee products?
by In The Ten Ring
Tue Jan 27, 2015 3:08 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: What is your opinion on these .300 Savage rounds?
Replies: 6
Views: 3929

Re: What is your opinion on these .300 Savage rounds?

Thanks guys. I'll order some of these rounds.

For next summer, I am planning on building a reloading bench and breaking out the reloading kit. I'll take you up on your offer of advice then. :geek:
by In The Ten Ring
Tue Jan 27, 2015 2:01 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Thinking about my Model 8.
Replies: 13
Views: 7530

Re: Thinking about my Model 8.

Oops! Sent that as a PM by mistake......still getting used to this forum. The fire occurred many years ago, in the 1960's, and the property grew back up and was sold in the 1980's....I assume there could be some rusted mass of a burned up rifle in the remains of the foundation but I don't even remem...
by In The Ten Ring
Sat Jan 24, 2015 1:35 am
Forum: General
Topic: Teddy Roosevelt Style Lion hunting
Replies: 6
Views: 3647

Re: Teddy Roosevelt Style Lion hunting

Could you imagine an American president (or any world leader for that matter) going on a (real) safari these days?
by In The Ten Ring
Sat Jan 24, 2015 1:16 am
Forum: General
Topic: I wonder if John Browning would Approve ?
Replies: 10
Views: 5211

Re: I wonder if John Browning would Approve ?

OMGosh! This is soooo cool! I have a 1940's A5 I bought years ago but hate that 2-handed loading proceedure. Now I can do away with that and it's not a permanent thing. :D Definitely doing some squirrel hunting with the A5 next fall.
by In The Ten Ring
Sat Jan 24, 2015 12:35 am
Forum: General
Topic: I found a barrel tool!
Replies: 4
Views: 3160

Re: I found a barrel tool!

Holy moly! I just bought that same tool on ebay a few hours ago and for the same price! I'll have to do the tear downs in my dad's garage since my vise is impossible to get to right now. I'll try to post pics.
by In The Ten Ring
Fri Jan 23, 2015 11:57 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: What is your opinion on these .300 Savage rounds?
Replies: 6
Views: 3929

What is your opinion on these .300 Savage rounds?

https://gooseislandsales.com/asccustomp ... ductId=837#

I haven't found anything heavier so far.

*I have had a reloading kit now, still in the box, for some 15 years. I think it's high time I unboxed it and figured out how to reload.
by In The Ten Ring
Fri Jan 23, 2015 11:54 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Barrel Nut Wrench, Must Have?
Replies: 7
Views: 3509

Re: Barrel Nut Wrench, Must Have?

I have the barrel wrench from a member on here and one from ebay.com on order.

I'll post full reviews on both tools once I get those, the "new" rifles, and a chance to take those apart.
by In The Ten Ring
Fri Jan 23, 2015 2:03 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Thinking about my Model 8.
Replies: 13
Views: 7530

Re: Thinking about my Model 8.

Wow. Poor buttplate. :cry: My great grandfather is said to have kept a record of the men he killed in the Spanish American War on the buttstock of his rifle but the rifle was lost in a house fire. A best friend shot (and killed) the stalker that ambushed him and his girlfriend. When the weapon was r...
by In The Ten Ring
Wed Jan 21, 2015 2:36 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Thinking about my Model 8.
Replies: 13
Views: 7530

Re: Thinking about my Model 8.

I'd like to know that too. I think that I'll begin keeping records of hunt success and keeping that on a piece of paper under buttplates.

In what year did Model 8's get marked that way on the left of the receiver?
by In The Ten Ring
Tue Jan 20, 2015 5:56 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Thinking about my Model 8.
Replies: 13
Views: 7530

Re: Thinking about my Model 8.

Oh yes, that's right! Russia and Germany still had "absolute monarchs" at that time....

My oldest weapon is an 8mm Kropacheck (never can spell it right) and my second oldest is my 1899 Swedish Mauser.
by In The Ten Ring
Tue Jan 20, 2015 12:11 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Thinking about my Model 8.
Replies: 13
Views: 7530

Thinking about my Model 8.

I've been musing about the Model 8 I am soon to receive....it's a 1st year production rifle. I keep trying to put its existence into perspective. When it was new, most of the world relied on horses for transport. The only ways to go from the east coast to the west was by ship and by rail. The Panama...
by In The Ten Ring
Mon Jan 19, 2015 1:40 am
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: Folding rear sight leafs?
Replies: 0
Views: 2259

Folding rear sight leafs?

Does anyone have a single or double folding rear sight? (Mounts on barrel)?

Thanks!
by In The Ten Ring
Sun Jan 18, 2015 8:25 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Went ahead and hit "buy now."
Replies: 8
Views: 4613

Re: Went ahead and hit "buy now."

Thanks guys. I have passed up weapons I came to regret not buying. All of those would be dirt cheap at the same prices now. I await the shipping total since I requested it be shipped in a rifle case. I have a C&R which makes things a lot more convenient. A few days later S&S Hunt Club sold one just ...
by In The Ten Ring
Sun Jan 18, 2015 8:16 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Peep up or down
Replies: 6
Views: 3616

Re: Peep up or down

I am really looking forward to seeing how these peep sights on these weapons work. Other than an Enfield, M1 Garand, and AR 15, I have no experience with peep sights. I do plan to hunt with these Remingtons I've bought.