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Daman



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PostSubject: New deer rifle!!!   March 1st 2011, 6:51 am

Guys,

I must have been a good boy! I got a call Sunday morning from my father-in-law --- come by and see me after church --- anyway went by and saw him. I had been talking about getting a 300 Savage in a Savage bolt (cause Savage is the only company that makes one). When I walked in he had that grin --- "Son I got something for you" he walks back to the bedroom and comes out with a well worn automatic rifle. Says, "I know it ain't a new one, but it is yours."

Remington Model 81 Woodsmaster
Caliber: 300 Savage

It needs some TLC, but it is going to be nice when I get finished. It has some rust and a little pitting. I plan on sanding and tung oiling the stocks and then having the gun blasted and polished and either hot blued or cerakoted. I am going to get a period correct Marbles or Lyman tang site for it and load up some 180 grainers and shoot the fool out of it!

It ain't a new Savage, but it does hold 80 years of family memories (wifes great grandfather owned it originally new from Remington) and me a married in guy got it instead of one of the cousins or grandchildren. I really like this rifle and appreciate it. I plan to rework it and hunt with it.

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PostSubject: Re: New deer rifle!!!   March 1st 2011, 10:42 am

Ill take 80 years of family memories over a new gun anyday. Congrats n good luck with it.
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PostSubject: Re: New deer rifle!!!   March 1st 2011, 11:14 am

Daman,

Awesome...I would love to see a pic of it sometime! They stopped making that in 1950. Only ever saw one once (kinda odd-looking at first glance with a military appearance), and it was in .35 Remington. Given it's age you might want to use standard velocity loads.

Hail to the .30 calibers in the Model 81 cheers, and the .300 Savage is certainly a proven deer cartridge.
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PostSubject: Re: New deer rifle!!!   March 2nd 2011, 8:01 am

Marty

FIL also gave me 4 boxes of Winchester vintage shells. I will chrono 10 and make my reloads mimic them.

I took 0000 steel wool and oil to the metal last night. Really made a difference.

Oh and Marty I have a 35 remington brother to this one, but it is a 1924 manufacture Remington 141 pump. I love the old Remmy's!

Daman

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PostSubject: Re: New deer rifle!!!   March 2nd 2011, 8:43 am

congrats there Damon, I have a SAVAGE 99 in .300 in the garage I'm working on for a friend of mine, I love the oldies.
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PostSubject: Re: New deer rifle!!!   March 2nd 2011, 9:12 am

sqezer,

I am very intrigued with the 300 Sav. This one is getting a Leupold FX-II 2.5X28 IER or Burris 2.75X20 Scout. It has been D&T already and has the Weaver mount on the barrel.

I am fixing to go shoot it right now!

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PostSubject: Re: New deer rifle!!!   March 2nd 2011, 9:25 am

Good luck Damon, shooting is on the back burner for a few weeks. I'll post on free for all, why.
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