I *should* feel foolish...


July 15, 2010, 08:33 PM
But I don't.

Tuesday was my birthday...and I have been wanting a Remington Nylon 66 for at least 5 years but never found the right one. Well, I came across a nice (99%+) Nylon 66MB and bought it.

I paid too much (in my opinion)...$325.

But I figured...what the heck! It's my birthday...it's an almost perfect sample (one 1/16" scratch near the rear site). I had the money (I occasionally like to eat Ramen anyway)...so I bought it.

I do *not* have buyer's regret...it is the perfect woodsbumming rifle, light, fast and more than accurate enough. Bumming around the woods is one of my favorite activities...targets of opportunity, the occasional rabbit or squirrel.

What'cha think?

Shut up and enjoy it or continue to think that I should have shown more restraint?

ps: No...Ruger was *never* on my list of choices...Bill's magazine ban declarations are still stuck in my craw.

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July 15, 2010, 08:37 PM
1. No picture.

2. Regret nothing, what done is done, go enjoy your new gun.

July 15, 2010, 08:39 PM
Agreed with the last post

July 15, 2010, 09:04 PM
Sorry...forgot to upload something for the visual folk! I'll get better pics when I find where my wife put the batteries.

Why is it that the wives always know where they are? :p

July 15, 2010, 09:26 PM
Enjoy, amigo, a fun yet still very practical gift to yourself. Happy birthday.

July 15, 2010, 09:39 PM
I had one for decades. It was my truck gun forever or so it seems. They aren't pretty, but they work and continue to work despite decades of neglect and abuse.


July 15, 2010, 09:40 PM
Happy Birthday....................Enjoy the new toy !!!

July 15, 2010, 09:52 PM
Looks like a brand new rifle. Good find!

July 15, 2010, 09:54 PM
Since I like these guns so much, no regrets and make sure to shoot the rifling out of it.

July 15, 2010, 10:07 PM
That's a great-looking rifle - congrats!! Make up for lost time and get to shooting!!

Pony Express
July 15, 2010, 10:47 PM
sounds like you've been wanting one for a while...shut up and enjoy it!!!

happy birthday

July 15, 2010, 10:51 PM
Happy B-day to yourself and don't worry about it.
It is a nice rifle.

July 15, 2010, 11:50 PM
Nice. I have two nylon 77s and they are my favorite plinkers. I have about 20,000 rounds through one of them, and it shoots like it did the day I bought it in 88. Think I paid 79 bucks for it at Kmart. The other one is older, was my pops. Can't tell from your pic, is that a brown 66 or black?

July 16, 2010, 01:00 AM
I had similar thoughts a couple of years ago, though it wasn't a Nylon 66. I wound up getting a little semi-auto .22 that I'd wanted since I was a kid.

Make up for lost time and don't worry about it.

July 16, 2010, 06:06 AM
I bought one not too long ago. It was a 1959 model, and was probably a 95-98% gun. I paid $300.00 for it. Too much? Some people say it was, but there is always someone who knows where you could have gotten it cheaper. I didn't care. I hadn't seen another one that didn't look like it had been run over by a truck in a long time. The rent was paid, my wife and I had our medicine, there was food in the house...we're good to go.

Alas, after I got it home I found a bulge in the barrel. Shop gave me a full refund. I'd have just swapped for another one if they'd had one.

Oh, and happy birthday.

ole farmerbuck
July 16, 2010, 06:41 AM
Why is it that the wives always know where they are?

Thats your fault! :)

Nice gun though. Had one when i was young and would like to get another one.

Old Shooter
July 16, 2010, 07:00 AM
Nice rifle, enjoy it. I had one a long time ago and it was a great little gun, just as you described.

You did not pay too much. Remember, they don't make them anymore and they can only go up in value. You've got a real classic there.

July 16, 2010, 07:17 AM
Thanks guys...the only reason I could finally justify paying the premium "collectors" price for this near new rifle was that it was my birthday. I retired last year and figure that I only have so many left, eh?

I really kept holding off expecting some company somwhere to get the hint and put them back in production.

It'll be a disappointment to some collector, but this one will be out woodsbumming, plinking at random targets, taking rabbits and squirrels and likely pick up some scratches and drop in value.

So what? I figure I'm worth it.

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