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October 16, 1998, 01:39 PM
Is there anyone out there that has experience with the model 81. I just picked up one in 300 Savage.

November 18, 2005, 01:38 AM

Mike Irwin
November 18, 2005, 12:07 PM
I've got one in .300 Savage.

Bought it over a year ago and still haven't shot the darned thing.

Gewher98 has several that he shoots regularly. He can help you with particulars.

Do a rifle forum search on them.

Jack O'Conner
November 19, 2005, 07:50 PM
Back in '92, I hunted in Sascatchewon for moose and caribou. My Cree guide hunted with a Remington model 8 which preceeded your 81. His was chambered for 35 Remington, a genuine powerhouse at forest distances.

Although a little neglected, his rifle always fired and cycled. Several dozen moose and stacks of caribou have fallen to his old work horse of a rifle. I'm certain it will continue to slay meat for the pot another lifetime or so.

gordo b.
November 19, 2005, 08:27 PM
I have and used to hunt with a model 8 in .35 Rem. I haven't hunted with it in 18 years, but it still is reliable and neat. .300 Savage ammo, which is exaxctly like the .307 Win (a little less than a .308 Win) lever gun round ballistically is a little pricey to shoot nowadays, but will get the job done real good up to a big elk . Course it will do a big elk, properly placed!;)

November 19, 2005, 09:11 PM
Got another one, it's a project gun in .300 Savage. I found the original Stith scope mounts and pulled a spare Lyman Alaskan out of the goodies bin:




Congrats on finding your own Model 81, Clint! You have a genuine John M. Browning autoloading rifle there, preceded only by the Model 8 that was produced before it. (See Model 8 below) There aren't a lot of 'em out there anymore, and a real class act!


Jamie Young
November 19, 2005, 09:59 PM
Some day I'm gonna get rid of Dial-up.:mad: