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I ordered this back in January when the "Dakota Hunter" was first offered. Now they call it the "Prairie Hunter" and I just got it last week...right before I had to head out of town. Got it glass bedded and a new scope mounted. Still need to get some Burris zee rings, but just happy to have it all put together and itching to go get it sighted in!

I'm no photographer, so these pictures don't really do it justice--it's a nice looking piece of wood!
 

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...and just a couple more...should've resized the pictures to allow for more of them to be attached at once. ::)
 

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That sure looks nice. Now I need to figure out how to get one and all the other things I 'need'...
 

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I really like the Dakota/Prairie. I wish I could get one, but I really need a gun safe right now. I have my first 3 1/2 month old baby girl and currently have two unloaded firearms in the nursery closet. Yeah, I'm stretched for space and the wife wants them taken care of. But my dream Marlin would be a stainless .270 with this same stock.
 

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cancov said:
I really like the Dakota/Prairie. I wish I could get one, but I really need a gun safe right now. I have my first 3 1/2 month old baby girl and currently have two unloaded firearms in the nursery closet. Yeah, I'm stretched for space and the wife wants them taken care of. But my dream Marlin would be a stainless .270 with this same stock.
Man I hope you baby girl sleeps better than mine. Shes almost 3 now and still doesn't sleep good, I'm pretty sure I have lost about 20 years of memory being sleep deprived.
 

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Man I hope you baby girl sleeps better than mine. Shes almost 3 now and still doesn't sleep good, I'm pretty sure I have lost about 20 years of memory being sleep deprived.
we have the same problem. My wife lives on the ragged edge between sanity and losing it--she hasn't slept 4 hours straight for I don't know how long.
 

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dakotasnow44 said:
we have the same problem. My wife lives on the ragged edge between sanity and losing it--she hasn't slept 4 hours straight for I don't know how long.
Sorry to hijack your thread and that stock is nice but how do you get away so easily? My wife says if she doesnt get sleep, I don't get sleep. Honestly it didn't matter anyways because I'm a light sleeper. What are we going to do with our crazy little kids? On top of my little girl being "needy" my wife says " I think I want another one". :eek: I said "good, after we get divorced you can have as many as you'd like". ;D Good luck fellas and they sure are cute when they are little.
 

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Sorry to hijack your thread and that stock is nice but how do you get away so easily? My wife says if she doesnt get sleep, I don't get sleep. Honestly it didn't matter anyways because I'm a light sleeper. What are we going to do with our crazy little kids? On top of my little girl being "needy" my wife says " I think I want another one". :eek: I said "good, after we get divorced you can have as many as you'd like". ;D Good luck fellas and they sure are cute when they are little.
I get up at night quite a bit myself. We have a 4 year old (who is finally sleeping well except when she gets sick), a 2 year old (who is doing better, but still wakes us up from time to time) and a 5 month old that wakes up every couple hours. We've been going through this routine for the last 4 years. I'm one of those people who can function most of the time with little sleep...and I know that this is only a season. In the beginning I didn't do much to contribute and my hunting habits were a sore point for a while. But as I started to listen to what my wife needed from me and I began taking a few days here to watch the kids and let her out of the house to have the time that she needs for herself (to go have coffee, hang out with friends or whatever). It took a while before she started to relax about my hunting/gun "hobby", but I was careful about how I approached it. And, I'd sell all my guns in a heartbeat if it meant keeping my family stable and happy. I love guns and hunting, but they rank lower on my priority list beneath being a good husband and father. The crazy thing is that the more I sacrifice for my family, the more I find that my wife encourages me to pursue these things that I love (as much as our limited budget allows).
I sure look forward to the day my kids are old enough to go hunting/shooting with me. My oldest (girl) likes to play "Cabela's" with her friends. ::) One day I was having breakfast and she asked for a pen and paper. She started scribbling little lines and I could hear her muttering under her breath, "my gun, bullets...what else do I need?" I asked her what she was doing and she said, "making my list so I can go hunting with you!!!!"
**Sniffle*** I've never been so proud!!!.... ;D
 

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dakotasnow44 said:
I get up at night quite a bit myself. We have a 4 year old (who is finally sleeping well except when she gets sick), a 2 year old (who is doing better, but still wakes us up from time to time) and a 5 month old that wakes up every couple hours. We've been going through this routine for the last 4 years. I'm one of those people who can function most of the time with little sleep...and I know that this is only a season. In the beginning I didn't do much to contribute and my hunting habits were a sore point for a while. But as I started to listen to what my wife needed from me and I began taking a few days here to watch the kids and let her out of the house to have the time that she needs for herself (to go have coffee, hang out with friends or whatever). It took a while before she started to relax about my hunting/gun "hobby", but I was careful about how I approached it. And, I'd sell all my guns in a heartbeat if it meant keeping my family stable and happy. I love guns and hunting, but they rank lower on my priority list beneath being a good husband and father. The crazy thing is that the more I sacrifice for my family, the more I find that my wife encourages me to pursue these things that I love (as much as our limited budget allows).
I sure look forward to the day my kids are old enough to go hunting/shooting with me. My oldest (girl) likes to play "Cabela's" with her friends. ::) One day I was having breakfast and she asked for a pen and paper. She started scribbling little lines and I could hear her muttering under her breath, "my gun, bullets...what else do I need?" I asked her what she was doing and she said, "making my list so I can go hunting with you!!!!"
**Sniffle*** I've never been so proud!!!.... ;D
Good man! :)
 

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check out costco for a gun safe they have them around 500-600 dollars, its a winchester 24 rifle, digital keypad and its fire rated.
 

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I share your problems/concerns. Our youngest 2 are four and two years old. Both sleeping well now (knock on wood). For a while you think you'll never sleep again.
I also have the 'no-gun-safe' issue, but triggers locked, and ammo stored separately. Wife wants that taken care of better yet, though. I don't blame her. Too many 'kid-shoots-kid-with-dad's-gun' stories out there.
 

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Man I hope you baby girl sleeps better than mine. Shes almost 3 now and still doesn't sleep good, I'm pretty sure I have lost about 20 years of memory being sleep deprived.
I dont miss those days when my 3 kids was babies. Shoot, I still lose lots of sleep from all the sickness they bring home from school...lol.

Dakata, that is a beautiful stock and finish...
 

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Niiiiiiiice.
 

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I get up at night quite a bit myself. We have a 4 year old (who is finally sleeping well except when she gets sick), a 2 year old (who is doing better, but still wakes us up from time to time) and a 5 month old that wakes up every couple hours. We've been going through this routine for the last 4 years. I'm one of those people who can function most of the time with little sleep...and I know that this is only a season. In the beginning I didn't do much to contribute and my hunting habits were a sore point for a while. But as I started to listen to what my wife needed from me and I began taking a few days here to watch the kids and let her out of the house to have the time that she needs for herself (to go have coffee, hang out with friends or whatever). It took a while before she started to relax about my hunting/gun "hobby", but I was careful about how I approached it. And, I'd sell all my guns in a heartbeat if it meant keeping my family stable and happy. I love guns and hunting, but they rank lower on my priority list beneath being a good husband and father. The crazy thing is that the more I sacrifice for my family, the more I find that my wife encourages me to pursue these things that I love (as much as our limited budget allows).
I sure look forward to the day my kids are old enough to go hunting/shooting with me. My oldest (girl) likes to play "Cabela's" with her friends. ::) One day I was having breakfast and she asked for a pen and paper. She started scribbling little lines and I could hear her muttering under her breath, "my gun, bullets...what else do I need?" I asked her what she was doing and she said, "making my list so I can go hunting with you!!!!"
**Sniffle*** I've never been so proud!!!.... ;D


Good for you Dakotasnow44! This world sorely needs more dads like you! There's no telling how much difference it would make.
 

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I like the walnut stock.
 
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