She is a wonderful woman. It was my bro-in-laws rifle. He got it a couple of years ago, shot it twice and put it in the safe. He told my wife that he was gonna get rid of it, but remembered that I fawned over it. She hinted to me if I still liked it. I said "Ummm yeah, why? Next thing I know he delivers it with 2 boxes of Hornady shells. I still can't believe she got him down to $400 for it. Man- what a day!
PS- the see through mounts will disappear shortly!!
YeeHaw! I got to shoot the beast today! If you look at the photo, the top 2 (right) are Hornady Leverevolution 325 gr. The lower 2 (still high and right) are Hornady 350gr FP's. Each kind grouped well with its own. I am liking this so far. Oh yeah, this was at 50 yrds. The little hole straight up the line is my nail mark. This was also using iron sights.
What is it about women? I mean, I am very thankful she bought the rifle for me but she has lost her mind. She thinks that now I have the rifle I should shoot it a couple of times and put it in the safe- for good. Wait a minute- it looks good just the way it is, but a little dressing up wouldn't be bad either. You know like a sling, hammer extension, a scope which needs mounted in rings, and scout rail. Anybody else have this problem?
'Now honey, it's like when you buy a new dress. You need to accessorize for it - shoes, watch and hand bag. Well, my new rifle is kinda the same. I have my rifle - but I need the proper accessories for it. That would be a sling, scope & rings and a butt cuff.'
Better yet, FIND SOMETHING ON SALE!!! Then you can explain, even though you SPENT $$$, you actually SAVED $$$, because you would have needed to buy these things anyway and they would have cost you more.
Put some $$$ in the 'cash kitty' so you can take her out to a nice dinner or send her away for a 'spa day' - that way she feels spoiled and it was an 'even' deal.