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#12035637 - 05/16/17 Remington 581 LH  
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I got this one off Gunbroker , just picked it up from my FFL this AM.

Made in 1969 if I'm deciphering the date code right. Condition is excellent.

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Mike


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#12035665 - 05/16/17 Re: Remington 581 LH [Re: 6mm250]  
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Nice rig. Wish they still made them like that.

#12035711 - 05/16/17 Re: Remington 581 LH [Re: 6mm250]  
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what you have is a 788 that has been shrunk. they are nice guns and just like the 788 it has a left bolt and right eject.

#12035764 - 05/16/17 Re: Remington 581 LH [Re: shooter42]  
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Originally Posted by shooter42
what you have is a 788 that has been shrunk. they are nice guns and just like the 788 it has a left bolt and right eject.


Yes

Mike


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Jerry Miculek
#12035957 - 05/16/17 Re: Remington 581 LH [Re: 6mm250]  
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Have one just like it, threaded for a suppressor with a Leupold 4x RF scope on top. Really likes Eley Subsonic HP's and Remington Subsonic HP's. Surprisingly accurate for a "won't break the bank" rifle. I think you'll like it !


"Don't fire unless fired upon, but if they mean to have a war, let it begin here." John Parker 19 Apr 1775
#12036501 - 05/16/17 Re: Remington 581 LH [Re: 6mm250]  
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I had mine re-barreled to a 17 Mach II.


Yeah, I'm a rifle loony.
#12037262 - 05/17/17 Re: Remington 581 LH [Re: 6mm250]  
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Mine i re-barreled in the 70's. Tractor Trailer would haul the chit i have killed with this rifle

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A Doe walks out of the woods today and says, that is the last time I'm going to do that for Two Bucks.
#12037517 - 05/17/17 Re: Remington 581 LH [Re: 6mm250]  
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I have a LH one I got at least 30 years ago and it has been a real sweetie in the accuracy department. The excellent accuracy makes the looks of the rifle appear considerably better.

And I'm still using it for squirrels and prairie dogs.

You will enjoy your new rifle very much.

Steve

#12038859 - 05/17/17 Re: Remington 581 LH [Re: 6mm250]  
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I wish you guys would stop talking about rebarreling rimfires... My 581 is already accurate enough for my needs... Although I did just spring for a Timney trigger for it...


"Don't fire unless fired upon, but if they mean to have a war, let it begin here." John Parker 19 Apr 1775
#12039286 - 05/18/17 Re: Remington 581 LH [Re: 6mm250]  
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I had a couple of other LH 22's and did not have a 17 HM2. It was the natural thing to do. Actually, I'm really glad I did it.


Yeah, I'm a rifle loony.
#12039380 - 05/18/17 Re: Remington 581 LH [Re: OSU_Sig]  
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Originally Posted by OSU_Sig
I had a couple of other LH 22's and did not have a 17 HM2. It was the natural thing to do. Actually, I'm really glad I did it.



who did the barrel job for you?


A Doe walks out of the woods today and says, that is the last time I'm going to do that for Two Bucks.
#12039419 - 05/18/17 Re: Remington 581 LH [Re: 6mm250]  
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A rifle, not a pretty toy. I like it.


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#12040283 - 05/18/17 Re: Remington 581 LH [Re: bea175]  
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Originally Posted by bea175
[...who did the barrel job for you?


Brian Voelker.


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#12040556 - 05/18/17 Re: Remington 581 LH [Re: 6mm250]  
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I had a clean little 4x20 Bushnell laying around , rings already on it , so I clamped her down.

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5 shots @ 50 yards , I dropped one must be the moon phase.

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I just might be able to work with this. *

*Note to self , Tighten up loose nut behind trigger.


Mike


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Jerry Miculek
#12041436 - 05/19/17 Re: Remington 581 LH [Re: 6mm250]  
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6mm/250,

Curious as to what 22lr ammo you used? I bought a Rem 581 lefty a year ago and just have not gotten around to scoping the rifle yet.

Doc

#12041497 - 05/19/17 Re: Remington 581 LH [Re: doctor_Encore]  
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Originally Posted by doctor_Encore
6mm/250,

Curious as to what 22lr ammo you used?

Doc



CCI Standard Velocity. I have had good results in a variety of 22s with that ammo. It is my "go to" ammo.

Years ago I used Remington Subsonic but I quit it after getting a bunch of misfires , maybe Remington has corrected that problem by now I don't know. I try to stay away from any Remington 22 ammo now.

I also tried some Winchester 333 bulk pack ammo in this rifle but I had poor accuracy , a misfire and a failure to extract so I will look to something else if I want to shoot a high velocity load in this rifle.

Mike


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Jerry Miculek
#12041664 - 05/19/17 Re: Remington 581 LH [Re: 6mm250]  
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They are accurate enough that we had ours drilled and tapped for a rail mount. Have a 10x SS on it now and we enjoy shooting clay pigeons at extended ranges with it. Probably not for everyone, but I like the strength of that scope and ring combo. Might do my other one some day. That's a real good 50 yard group you had.

#12046774 - 05/22/17 Re: Remington 581 LH [Re: 6mm250]  
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A bit better yesterday. 5 shots @ 50 yards , still with CCI SV

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I expect the rifle is more capable than the shooter

Mike


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Jerry Miculek
#12051023 - 05/24/17 Re: Remington 581 LH [Re: 6mm250]  
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I bought mine here on the Fire from one of you guys several years ago. After refinishing the stock it's become one of my favorites. Mine really likes CCI Blazers. Problem is I have not seen any of those in several years.


There are way more 1/2" guns then there are 1/2" shooters.

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