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Posted: Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:00 pm
by Cptn Jack
Hello fellas...i finally worked up some handloads for my 1936 model 81 30 rem

Ive tried some 155gn lead and some 170 speer hcfn

Lead so far not working action but tight groups..speer tight groups as well but they both like to shoot left 3 inches or so at 50 yrds

Are there any adjustments on the factory sights that i might try

Sure love this old beauty...thx in advance for any tips..

Re: Sights

Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:35 am
by 81police
Hey Cptn Jack, sights for the 8/81 are just like any other period firearm. Factory rear sights are elevation adjustable, and dovetailed front sights windage adjustable. Just be careful if you decide to drift the front sight you don't want to break off the sight block from the jacket head!

Re: Sights

Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:41 am
by Cptn Jack
Many thanks Cam...ive never tried drifting one before so ill follow the bullets and tap some new loads to try today...give them a try before i do any adjustments..
Thx CJ

Re: Sights

Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:58 pm
by uhjohnson
My way of preventing a front sight block breakage while drifting is taking a spring loaded clothespin, gluing it, straighten the angle on the inside to fit between the jacket and the sight as well as reducing the height so the jacket sits flat on a table.