First Hunt with my Model 8

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Big Dooley
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First Hunt with my Model 8

Post by Big Dooley » Mon Nov 19, 2012 9:10 am

Hello everyone, just wanted to post a picture of my first hunt with my 1928 Model 8. This is the rifle my fiance gave me for Christmas in 2011. viewtopic.php?f=2&t=2509 I had been looking forward to hunting with it since then. Opening day was 11-17-12 here in East Tennessee and after spotting three does, I made about a quarter mile circle to get in range with the wind in my favor. After much walking and glassing, I was in a good position to take a shot with my .30 Remington. This doe never took a step and dropped right where she stood. It was without a doubt the most fun hunt I have had since I began hunting. I love this old rifle and will be hunting with it for many years. Hope you all have great hunts, Big Dooley.
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Re: First Hunt with my Model 8

Post by Pitchy » Mon Nov 19, 2012 12:41 pm

Congrats on the deer and nice rifle also. 8-)
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Re: First Hunt with my Model 8

Post by Wildgoose » Tue Nov 20, 2012 6:07 am

Congratulations Dooley on both the hunt with and repair of your Model 8. Great write ups I enjoied reading on both counts. Your experience with the M8 is a perfict example of just how much fun and satisifaction these old guns can be. :)

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Re: First Hunt with my Model 8

Post by Big Dooley » Tue Nov 20, 2012 10:10 am

Thanks Wildgoose, I am really glad that the rifle wasn't working properly when I first got it because it made me research and find out more about the rifle. Doing the repair myself with the help of my brother made it special too. I really do love this old rifle and it will never be sold as long as I live. There is just something very special about using these great old rifles to bring home food for your family. Here's another picture from the hunt.
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Re: First Hunt with my Model 8

Post by imfuncity » Tue Nov 20, 2012 11:32 am

Very cool indeed. Great job and thanks for sharing.
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Re: First Hunt with my Model 8

Post by olskool » Tue Nov 20, 2012 3:16 pm

very nice! i killed one doe last year with my model 8 1927 in 32 rem. and this year i have kill 2 spike bucks and plan to kill more. i have a 30 in a model 14R what load do you shoot?
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Re: First Hunt with my Model 8

Post by Big Dooley » Wed Nov 21, 2012 12:39 pm

I have a set of reloading dies but haven't worked up any loads yet. I used the 150 grain load from Wisconsin Cartridge Comapany for this hunt. My rifle seems to like the 150 grain bullets so I will probably stick with them. I also have a Remington Model 141 in .30 Remington but haven't really shot it very much. I plan to though. I have pictures of it on here too. viewtopic.php?f=6&t=2527
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