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Mikeshoe72
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New member in Illinois

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Hello all! I just found this sight. I'm not new to the 8/81's, I bought my first 81 in 1998 and haven't been without one since. I've had 3 81's (300 savage,30, and 35) but only have the 30 currently. I just picked up my first 8 this weekend. It too is a .30. I'll try to post pics later. It's nice to have a place to share info on these awesome rifles!

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Phyrbird
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Mike Welcome, Glad to have you
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Welcome from down south!

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Welcome Mike! Ever find much ammo for it? (the 30)

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Howdy Mike!
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jack1653
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Hey Mike,

Welcome to the forum. I am in Illinois also. Where area You located?

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Mikeshoe72
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Hi everbody, I'm located just on the Illinois side of St. Louis, Mo. As far as ammo goes, I'm pretty well stocked. Since I aquired my first 81 in 30 rem. over 14 years ago, I've latched onto whatever I could find. I was smart enough to buy 500 new cases back in 2002 (for $150!!) and I've also scrounged up about 10 boxes of late 60's Remington ammo, some late production Remington stuff and even a couple boxes of Winchester silvertips. I use RCBS dies with a custom Lee factory crimp die for the hand loading part. I saved most of the factory stuff preferring to use handloads most of the time. I like to hit out of the way gunshots in small towns when I find them because once in a great while you can still find some on the shelf.

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