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by Bandersnatch
Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Just Hunting
Topic: Zeroing
Replies: 1
Views: 3322

Zeroing

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Winchester model 70 Featherweight,. 30-06, 100 yds.

Zeiss Conquest scope 3-9x40mm

Ammo is 125gr. Hornady SST over 50 grains of 3031. One of Ken Waters' pet loads.
by Bandersnatch
Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New member
Replies: 3
Views: 2408

Re: New member

My very favorite caliber
by Bandersnatch
Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: 6.5x52R ammo
Replies: 3
Views: 1773

Re: 6.5x52R ammo

by Bandersnatch
Fri Sep 21, 2018 6:33 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: SRC
Replies: 10
Views: 6933

Re: SRC

ranman wrote:
Fri Sep 21, 2018 6:12 am
Everything except the blue was done by myself. I like looks of any SRC,so I added one for the "cool factor". The detachable magazine has a very positive release that is easily used with a gloved hand . No more fumbling when it minus twenty!
Absolutely smashing work!
by Bandersnatch
Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: SRC
Replies: 10
Views: 6933

Re: SRC

Who did the detachable mag conversion and what's up with the saddle ring?
by Bandersnatch
Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: General
Topic: Remington-branded ammo on sale at Natchez
Replies: 1
Views: 1635

Re: Remington-branded ammo on sale at Natchez

Carolina Munitions at $19.22 a box.
by Bandersnatch
Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:40 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: 1939 Remington Model 81 (35 Remington)
Replies: 7
Views: 4454

Re: 1939 Remington Model 81 (35 Remington)

Hully shite!

Where am I when these kinds of deals crop up??
by Bandersnatch
Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: does 300 sav superformance cycle properly
Replies: 3
Views: 2066

Re: does 300 sav superformance cycle properly

My 81 loves it. Killed two deer last season with it.
by Bandersnatch
Fri Aug 03, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Newbie Hello!
Replies: 5
Views: 3268

Re: Newbie Hello!

Howdy do!
by Bandersnatch
Fri Aug 03, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: 1911 vintage Model 8
Replies: 4
Views: 3440

Re: 1911 vintage Model 8

How terribly delicious!
by Bandersnatch
Fri Jul 27, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: History of the 8 /81
Topic: researching the history behind Remington gun markings
Replies: 9
Views: 6618

Re: researching the history behind Remington gun markings

Hmmm, my 1917 mod 8 has nice deep stamps and so does my 1926. The model 81's, made in 1948 and 1949 are not stamped so well.
by Bandersnatch
Thu Jul 26, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: History of the 8 /81
Topic: researching the history behind Remington gun markings
Replies: 9
Views: 6618

Re: researching the history behind Remington gun markings

Makes one wonder if they used the same inspectors for all the lines of production.
by Bandersnatch
Tue Jul 24, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: FN 1900 #4577
Replies: 7
Views: 5355

Re: FN 1900 #4577

The attachment of that rail is terribly interesting. What sort of optic might you place there? What I'm going to try first is the Aimpoint Micro H2. Simply because that's what I already use on other rifles for driven hunts. But even though it's a relatively small sight, it feels kinda clunky on a r...
by Bandersnatch
Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: FN 1900 #4577
Replies: 7
Views: 5355

Re: FN 1900 #4577

The attachment of that rail is terribly interesting. What sort of optic might you place there?
by Bandersnatch
Sun Jul 15, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Cleaned up and ready to go
Replies: 2
Views: 2706

Re: Cleaned up and ready to go

Excellent!
by Bandersnatch
Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: My model 8
Replies: 2
Views: 1468

Re: My model 8

Sounds like it might be missing the take down screw lock washer. I had one do something similar and that was the fix.
by Bandersnatch
Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Restoring Great Grandfather’s Model 8
Replies: 33
Views: 179907

Re: Restoring Great Grandfather’s Model 8

A fine lookin shootin iron ya got there. :)
by Bandersnatch
Tue Jun 26, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Model 8s & an 81
Replies: 3
Views: 3207

Re: Model 8s & an 81

I'm liking that model 8c! :)
by Bandersnatch
Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Savage 99 take-down/250 Savage questions...
Replies: 4
Views: 3676

Re: Savage 99 take-down/250 Savage questions...

Buy the Savage and run, don't walk, before he can change his mind.
by Bandersnatch
Wed May 23, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Scoped Model 81
Replies: 12
Views: 7796

Re: Scoped Model 81

My gunsmith is building me a custom 7mm Mauser. Should be ready in six months or so. @Bandersnatch - would you be posting anything about this in the future, on this board, or any other? I'd be very interested in following once you have the gun on hand. What receiver is the basis? New or old? I thin...
by Bandersnatch
Tue May 22, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Scoped Model 81
Replies: 12
Views: 7796

Re: Scoped Model 81

My gunsmith is building me a custom 7mm Mauser. Should be ready in six months or so.
by Bandersnatch
Sat May 19, 2018 7:13 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Scoped Model 81
Replies: 12
Views: 7796

Re: Scoped Model 81

Interesting solution to the scope issue. I see Bubba damacened the bolt as well.
by Bandersnatch
Sat May 19, 2018 7:07 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Restoring Great Grandfather’s Model 8
Replies: 33
Views: 179907

Re: Restoring Great Grandfather’s Model 8

Yep, she needs a bath. You'll be amazed at how smoothly these guns work with just a bit of TLC.
by Bandersnatch
Thu May 17, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: History of the 8 /81
Topic: Very early 30-30 Rem-Did I pay too much?
Replies: 12
Views: 7399

Re: Very early 30-30 Rem-Did I pay too much?

I got an old Mauser I'll trade ya. ;)
by Bandersnatch
Fri May 11, 2018 7:01 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New Native Texas Member
Replies: 6
Views: 3659

Re: New Native Texas Member

Howdy do!
by Bandersnatch
Tue Apr 24, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Bolt questions
Replies: 3
Views: 2073

Re: Bolt questions

I've never seen an 8 with a firing pin spring. There might have been some later ones, but I do have an 8 of the same year as your's and it has no spring and works just fine.

All the 8/81's bolts and carriers were in the white.
by Bandersnatch
Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Stock Finish
Replies: 3
Views: 2002

Re: Stock Finish

The original finish was lacquer, which is a royal pain in the butt. I rather like Tru Oil.
by Bandersnatch
Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Model 8 .30 Remington
Replies: 8
Views: 4355

Re: Model 8 .30 Remington

You sold half a rifle and got a whole rifle? Sweet.
by Bandersnatch
Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: 81 in .300 Savage
Replies: 6
Views: 4725

Re: 81 in .300 Savage

Heck, yeah, you made out on that deal. I wouldn't give an old can of beans for one of those Russian tomato stakes.
by Bandersnatch
Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:45 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Model 8 .30 Remington
Replies: 8
Views: 4355

Re: Model 8 .30 Remington

*cough*pics*cough*
by Bandersnatch
Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: General
Topic: 1950 Marlin 336A half-tube .35 Rem
Replies: 12
Views: 6781

Re: 1950 Marlin 336A half-tube .35 Rem

She did clean up nice. :)
by Bandersnatch
Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: 81 in .300 Savage
Replies: 6
Views: 4725

Re: 81 in .300 Savage

Ooh, very nice. :shock: :D
by Bandersnatch
Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 1950 Marlin 336A half-tube .35 Rem
Replies: 12
Views: 6781

Re: 1950 Marlin 336A half-tube .35 Rem

:shock:
Hully shite! That's the sort of deal I'm always looking for!
by Bandersnatch
Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New member from Oklahoma
Replies: 6
Views: 3540

Re: New member from Oklahoma

Howdy do!
by Bandersnatch
Mon Mar 26, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: So, I was reading Ken Waters' "Pet Loads"...
Replies: 8
Views: 4732

Re: So, I was reading Ken Waters' "Pet Loads"...

It looks like Mr. Waters was definitely onto something. A real, live 1 3/4" group. Who knew the wonderful old rifles could do such a thing? Waters opined that this made it a 200 yard rifle, which is well within most places I hunt.

Might need to look up some pigs in the next week or two....
by Bandersnatch
Mon Mar 26, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: So, I was reading Ken Waters' "Pet Loads"...
Replies: 8
Views: 4732

Re: So, I was reading Ken Waters' "Pet Loads"...

Last group: 10 3-shot groups were fired at 100 yards.

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Isn't that a daisy?
by Bandersnatch
Mon Mar 26, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: So, I was reading Ken Waters' "Pet Loads"...
Replies: 8
Views: 4732

Re: So, I was reading Ken Waters' "Pet Loads"...

Early group, about 2 inches at 100 yards. Not bad, but not what we wanted, either.

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by Bandersnatch
Mon Mar 26, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: So, I was reading Ken Waters' "Pet Loads"...
Replies: 8
Views: 4732

Re: So, I was reading Ken Waters' "Pet Loads"...

Just some pretty pics: http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b178/bandersnatch45/IMG_20180326_1316541_1.jpg http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b178/bandersnatch45/IMG_20180326_1316361.jpg I put a newer Redfield scope on, which hopefully won't have the wash out problem I experienced with the antique Bushn...
by Bandersnatch
Mon Mar 26, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: So, I was reading Ken Waters' "Pet Loads"...
Replies: 8
Views: 4732

Re: So, I was reading Ken Waters' "Pet Loads"...

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As you can see, the bullets are seated as deep as I can get them without leaving the case mouth unsupported. The just barely fit, but they do.
by Bandersnatch
Mon Mar 26, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: So, I was reading Ken Waters' "Pet Loads"...
Replies: 8
Views: 4732

So, I was reading Ken Waters' "Pet Loads"...

...and I was wondering if he had something for our delightful ladies to eat. Waters stated that the Remington literature of the day claimed that these rifles, in .30 cal., would group 3 inches at 100 yards with the standard round nose ammo. He was wondering if that couldn't be bettered. His load of ...
by Bandersnatch
Fri Mar 23, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: peep sight plug screw
Replies: 3
Views: 2369

Re: peep sight plug screw

The Google Fu is strong with this one.
by Bandersnatch
Sun Feb 25, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: Reloading for the 1900 (35 Rem)
Replies: 16
Views: 8445

Re: Reloading for the 1900 (35 Rem)

Let's not forget that this same gun system was loaded for .300 Savage, a Much more energetic cartridge. I've fired the Hornady 200 gr ammo in my 81 and it fed an cycled just fine and grouped well. I took two deer with this ammo this year with no hiccups from the gun. I imagine one could up the press...
by Bandersnatch
Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: Hunting with the 8 / 81
Topic: Alabama 2017 with the Model 81
Replies: 6
Views: 5383

Re: Alabama 2017 with the Model 81

I used to have an 81 setup just like yours that I hunted with (it was in 300Sav though). But great pictures! I love seeing these rifles still in use today...thanks! Oh, this was a hoot to shoot in the stand. As we all know .35 has some thump when it recoils but I can't remember feeling any recoil w...
by Bandersnatch
Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: Just Hunting
Topic: Alabama 2017-2018 Hunting Season
Replies: 7
Views: 5356

Re: Alabama 2017-2018 Hunting Season

81police wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:43 am
nice shooting! Congrats to you all. What's the hog population like out there?
We had a lot of hogs a couple of years ago until the timber company started cutting. Now that the cutting is over we're starting to get hogs again.
by Bandersnatch
Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:55 am
Forum: Hunting with the 8 / 81
Topic: Alabama 2017 with the Model 81
Replies: 6
Views: 5383

Re: Alabama 2017 with the Model 81

Bander You had a great year, Bucks, does, hog, & a apprentice getting their first. Nice... And the 81 looks ferocious with all that scope on top, SWWEEET :!: Wish my back would let me have that kinda year :oops: Thank you, good sir. I was really interested to see if the off side scope mount would a...
by Bandersnatch
Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Just Hunting
Topic: my 35 and buck
Replies: 13
Views: 7486

Re: my 35 and buck

.35 Rem really puts a hurt on em!