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by In The Ten Ring
Mon Apr 07, 2014 2:51 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Model 81 in .300 Savage, 1945
Replies: 10
Views: 5823

Re: Model 81 in .300 Savage, 1945

That's a pretty gun....I like the wood. I fully intend to get 81's in both .300 Savage and .35 Remington for deer hunting. If I ever have the funds for a guided hunt, I'll take those along. Later, I hope to find nice model 8's in .25, .32, and .35. Congrats on your find. www.ammoseek.com has plenty ...
by In The Ten Ring
Mon Apr 07, 2014 2:44 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Anyone hunt deer with the .25 Remington?
Replies: 14
Views: 6847

Re: Anyone hunt deer with the .25 Remington?

Really now? You've just tickled my "challenge accepted" button! If and when I have the chance to hunt grizzly I will endeavor to do so with a Model 8 or 81 in .35 Remington. If successful, news will be posted here. I will send you the bear rug. 8-) Now...off to buy a lottery ticket so that I will ha...
by In The Ten Ring
Sun Apr 06, 2014 3:08 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: compass
Replies: 4
Views: 2609

Re: compass

GPS wasn't around then? WHAT??? :lol:
by In The Ten Ring
Sun Apr 06, 2014 2:57 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Anyone hunt deer with the .25 Remington?
Replies: 14
Views: 6847

Re: Anyone hunt deer with the .25 Remington?

My impression is that "back in the day" people were hunting game with calibers which we now would consider to be inadequate. Today, we expect to kill an animal with one shot, often from some kind of stand. The whole idea of the Model 8 was 4 or 5 fast shots. I have seen several references in the sa...
by In The Ten Ring
Sun Apr 06, 2014 2:02 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Anyone hunt deer with the .25 Remington?
Replies: 14
Views: 6847

Re: Anyone hunt deer with the .25 Remington?

These are great replies and I love this sort of information. There was a Model 8 in .25 Remington on gunbroker last week. It looked pretty good and sold for around $900.00. It didn't have the original buttplate, IIRC. I thought about going for it but I want to get Model 81's in .35 Remington and .30...
by In The Ten Ring
Wed Apr 02, 2014 12:50 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: l
Replies: 4
Views: 3454

Re: I found Rem 81 #519

Hey man, I know I declined to discuss the buy before but things may have changed a bit. What was your email again so we can discuss?

ITTR
by In The Ten Ring
Wed Apr 02, 2014 12:47 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Anyone hunt deer with the .25 Remington?
Replies: 14
Views: 6847

Anyone hunt deer with the .25 Remington?

I am just curious how effective this round is. What was .25 Rem meant for anyway?
by In The Ten Ring
Thu Mar 13, 2014 10:12 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: 1 inch scope question
Replies: 3
Views: 2091

Re: 1 inch scope question

I'm OK with the cost as I think a good scope just has that sort of price.

Can you link me to any 1" scopes that are illuminated and would do well with the Model 81?
by In The Ten Ring
Thu Mar 13, 2014 2:04 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: l
Replies: 4
Views: 3454

Re: I found Rem 81 #519

Still got it? I have been in the market for something like that.
by In The Ten Ring
Thu Mar 13, 2014 2:02 am
Forum: General
Topic: EXTREME JACKITIS !!!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 3728

Re: EXTREME JACKITIS !!!!!

I've learned the hard way that it's better to pay up front than out back....I try to avoid beat up guns since I am not a craftsman or 'smith. I do buy beat up guns if it's only cosmetic and I intend to carry, hunt with, or use those for home defense. In such roles, they are bound to take their share...
by In The Ten Ring
Thu Mar 13, 2014 1:59 am
Forum: General
Topic: Long Recoil Dying?...50BMG Bullpup
Replies: 4
Views: 2815

Re: Long Recoil Dying?...50BMG Bullpup

Only 20K Canadian? POCKET CHANGE in this economy! :lol: I once thought about getting a .50 BMG (AR 50 single shot) because I was in something of an "arms race" with a friend. He had gotten a .300 Weatherby, .338 Win Mag, & a .375 H&H, so naturally I wanted to beat him. 8-) I actually never bought an...
by In The Ten Ring
Thu Mar 13, 2014 1:33 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: 1 inch scope question
Replies: 3
Views: 2091

1 inch scope question

So I have ordered a scope mount with 1 inch rings for a Model 8/81 from a member here. I also realize a lot of deer kills happen late in the day or under overcast skies.....I'd like an illuminated reticle. Is there a quality scope maker (Nikon, Leupold, etc.) that makes a 4x or 6x rifle scope, illum...
by In The Ten Ring
Wed Mar 12, 2014 3:00 am
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: Aperture sights?
Replies: 1
Views: 2718

Aperture sights?

So, what am I going to have to pay to get a nifty rear aperture sight for a Model 81?
by In The Ten Ring
Wed Mar 05, 2014 1:45 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Buttstock maker
Replies: 3
Views: 2654

Buttstock maker

by In The Ten Ring
Wed Mar 05, 2014 1:10 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Remington spanner wrench Project ** pic heavy
Replies: 27
Views: 23283

Re: Remington spanner wrench Project ** pic heavy

I had just noticed the spanner wrench for sale on gunbroker.

If someone did produce a tool such as the last one on here "the ultimate spanner tool" I would buy one. I would pay up to $200.00 for such a quality tool, IF it was really that high of quality and precise fit.
by In The Ten Ring
Mon Mar 03, 2014 5:30 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Are there 1 inch rings for this mount?
Replies: 1
Views: 1579

Are there 1 inch rings for this mount?

So a friend has this rifle and wants to know if there are 1" rings available for it. Anyone know of any? Is this mount too far forward for a modern 4x or 6x scope, preferrably illuminated reticle like a Leuopold? Thanks. http://i1313.photobucket.com/albums/t544/SKIandSKY/WeirdModel81ScopeMountBase_z...
by In The Ten Ring
Sun Mar 02, 2014 11:51 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Model 8 F 35 Rem. Carol Watson Orange County Auctions "Sold"
Replies: 3
Views: 3255

Re: Model 8 F 35 Rem. Carol Watson Orange County Auctions "S

If I ever amount to anything, ALL of my guns: for show, hunting, and daily carry will look like this. :D

I wonder how many of these have ended up crushed in gun buy back programs? No wait, too evil a thought! Forget I mentioned it.
by In The Ten Ring
Sun Mar 02, 2014 11:10 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: did a search, couldn't find anything current about pricing.
Replies: 11
Views: 4535

Re: did a search, couldn't find anything current about prici

Don't sell your guns at a pawn shop unless you have become a meth addict and already lost all your teeth. :lol: I'd sell the pistol online as you'll get more for it or hang onto and save up. Selling it to a friend is a good move too. Lowered to $500.00 eh? I'm no haggler but I'd go back in there and...
by In The Ten Ring
Sun Mar 02, 2014 11:01 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Are 3/4 inch scopes even made today?
Replies: 0
Views: 1549

Are 3/4 inch scopes even made today?

I keep seeing ads for Model 8's with scope mounts (which is encouraging) but all seem to be 3/4 inch scope rings. Are 3/4 inch scopes even made today?

I'd want a 4x or 6x fixed power scope with reticle illumination for those early mornings/late in the day shots.
by In The Ten Ring
Sun Mar 02, 2014 10:58 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: What caliber is best for reloading?
Replies: 6
Views: 2893

Re: What caliber is best for reloading?

That's what I was assuming, .35 Remington and .300 Savage are the way for a beginner to go.

Is Lee a good maker? Is Lee stuff available?

I might try to go and make .300 Savage from 30-06 cases due to the ammo shortage right now.
by In The Ten Ring
Sun Mar 02, 2014 2:22 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: New member, just bought an 81.
Replies: 5
Views: 2739

Re: New member, just bought an 81.

Two great looking guns. I like the 81 better I think (or better said) I think I would like the 81 better since it has more of a pistol grip stock. I like fuller forearms too. I think I'll hold off on getting a rifle for now unless I come across a killer deal. My income is about to hit a bottleneck (...
by In The Ten Ring
Sun Mar 02, 2014 1:42 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: What caliber is best for reloading?
Replies: 6
Views: 2893

What caliber is best for reloading?

What is best to reload? I assume I may need to resize an existing (and more common) case.

.30 Remington

.300 Savage

.32 Remington

I am totally new to all of this but I really like this rifle and I realize reloading is to be expected here, especially in the "ammo shortage."
by In The Ten Ring
Sat Mar 01, 2014 3:45 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Model 8D
Replies: 8
Views: 3946

Re: Model 8D

I don't know much about Model 8's but I know a little something about Milsurps....generally if they are modified, the value drops big time.
by In The Ten Ring
Sat Mar 01, 2014 3:42 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Serial # 59 for sale
Replies: 7
Views: 4155

Re: Serial # 59 for sale

I have been burned on two GB auctions. One K98 came with so bad a bore it keyholed at 7 yards (I am not joking). The last muzzleloader I got on there had a very rusted bore and the seller at first offered a partial refund (after stating by email "the bore is perfect") then backed out on that. GB ref...
by In The Ten Ring
Sat Mar 01, 2014 3:35 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Pictures of my new "F" grade! "Pictures Posted"!
Replies: 14
Views: 6786

Re: Pictures of my new "F" grade! "Pictures Posted"!

About 2006 I realized I had become a sucker for nice wood. I began buying guns in part or because of wood looks. This gun has that for sure. Did you do the engraving yourself? *I am really tired just now and recovering from flu so maybe I missed part of your post....if it said you engraved it yourse...
by In The Ten Ring
Sat Mar 01, 2014 3:31 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: A Tale of 3 Stripper Clips
Replies: 1
Views: 2159

Re: A Tale of 3 Stripper Clips

I'm a stripper clip kinda guy....used them often in my K98 and M96 so now that I've decided to get a couple of these rifles it's time to get some clips.
by In The Ten Ring
Sat Mar 01, 2014 1:12 am
Forum: General
Topic: dies arrived!
Replies: 3
Views: 2374

Re: dies arrived!

I have never reloaded anything but if I am going to get one of these rifles (actually I want at least 2 of each of .35 and .300 Savage) I guess I'll have to reload. So...is there anything available in the way of brass for those two and does Lee make what I need? (I have a Lee kit I got back about 19...
by In The Ten Ring
Sat Mar 01, 2014 12:59 am
Forum: General
Topic: Angry as heck, gun shop issues.
Replies: 26
Views: 12013

Re: Angry as heck, gun shop issues.

Mr. Mike, I hope you at least get your rifle back!

I have a 94 at a 'smith right now.....this makes one think!
by In The Ten Ring
Sat Mar 01, 2014 12:23 am
Forum: General
Topic: New ammo. Is this stuff real?
Replies: 1
Views: 1717

Re: New ammo. Is this stuff real?

People aren't watermelons and most attackers are on drugs. Most everything I have read (and pros in the field I have spoken with) feel that 38 Special and 9mm Parabellum are the minimum capable of having enough penetration to reach the vital organs with much regularity. Even then, they are not alway...
by In The Ten Ring
Fri Feb 28, 2014 11:45 pm
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: stripper clips
Replies: 7
Views: 5288

Re: stripper clips

Well, I am a huge stripper clip fan (coming from a past of bolt action military rifle matches) so I'd have to have the clips! Besides, accessories rock!
by In The Ten Ring
Fri Feb 28, 2014 11:36 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New here, hello everyone!
Replies: 2
Views: 1742

New here, hello everyone!

Hi, I'm In The Ten Ring and I have really come to love these rifles in about the space of 2 weeks. I first saw one in a gun shop about the spring of 2008 but had no idea what it was. I think it was an 81 but I didn't know enough to be interested then. Looking back, I should have gotten it. It was in...