8/81 ammo question

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8/81 ammo question

Post by pieceinthevalley » Sun Nov 27, 2016 3:22 pm

I acquired some Remington "white box" .30 cal. which I assume was originally for police issue. Can anyone advise the time period this was produced? I figured this ammo would be correct for display with my FBI 81. FWIW, I also have a box of the same full metal case ammo in a standard green box which I acquired with the gun many years ago. I find it unusual that Remington would sell FMC ammo to the civilian market. Thoughts, comments, and opinions welcome.

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Re: 8/81 ammo question

Post by 81police » Tue Nov 29, 2016 2:11 pm

Tom, the link below is everything you'll need to know about Model 8/81 ammo. Surely you'll find your box in there...

http://thegreatmodel8.remingtonsociety.com/?page_id=332
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Re: 8/81 ammo question

Post by pieceinthevalley » Fri Dec 23, 2016 12:05 pm

Thanks so much Cam. I was easily able to date the various boxes of .30 Remington that I have been accumulating. On a side note, with my first trip to the range after installing the correct tall front sight, the first shots were right on the money. Thanks to you and all the fine folks here, I have a "shootable collectible" !

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Re: 8/81 ammo question

Post by Mikeshoe72 » Sun Dec 25, 2016 7:22 am

I also have had a few boxes of the FMJ ammo in the standard green boxes. 160 grain bullets if I recall correctly. I read somewhere that guys in the fur trade years ago liked to use the FMJ loadings to minimize pelt damage. Sounds logical, but I have no real evidence to substantiate that.

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Re: 8/81 ammo question

Post by pieceinthevalley » Mon Dec 26, 2016 10:39 am

It most definitely sounds logical. My own theory is that Remington did originally produce this ammo solely for LE use but perhaps switched to the white packaging to prop up sales when other guns were starting to be introduced to the police. Like you, I have no evidence to back this up, but from a marketing standpoint, it is feasible.

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