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10 years later....I found my scope!

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  1. Mr. Hill

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    Happy 4th of July!

    Ever put something away to keep it safe? And you put it somewhere so "safe" that you can't find it?

    The story begins 10 years ago. Dad introduced me to Woodford Reserve, which I really liked. Decided to splurge and buy myself a bottle. Tried it out. Then had some more. Then some more. Yeah, that Woodford is good whiskey! Then decided to surf E-Bay, looking at scopes. They had a good deal on a leupold X-III. A bit more Woodford convinced me to hit the "buy it now" button.

    The next morning I was a little fuzzy. Saw my wallet next to the computer. Uh oh did I really? Yup. Really. But at least I got a good deal on a nice leupold.

    2 weeks later the scope comes in the mail, brand new in box, a leupold X-III 2.5-10 x 40 matte with standard duplex. Nice scope! Certainly nicer than the Tasco I'd been using.

    But we had to move. The scope was packed up to move. Yeah, I put it in a nice safe place. Real safe, you see, to protect it during the move. Oh, it was safe, alright. So safe that I couldn't find it when we unpacked. For years I looked for it, knowing that I'm the one who packed it so safely.

    Then we moved again. We moved even more stuff this time. For months I looked through about 30 totes and boxes for that darn scope. Nothing. No scope.

    A week ago we moved across town. I was unpacking a tote and...there it was, in the corner, wrapped in newspaper (?) from 10 years ago. Wow, it was like Christmas in June! It looks brand new, and appears to have traveled 1000 miles through 3 different states quite well.

    So happy 4th, and that's my story of my "new" leupold scope. I can finally upgrade from the Tasco that sits on my .308, it's been there for years because, well, I couldn't afford to replace my lost scope! Feel free to comment on the VX-III if you know about it. I can't remember much about it. And watch out for that Woodford!
     
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  2. JellyJar

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    Well, if I could find where I misplaced my youth I would be happy too! :(
     
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  3. grampajack

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    You traded it for wisdom, and unfortunately all sales are final.:D
     
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    Mine got "misplaced" in a few sea bags over many years and not well packed away in a "tote"...
    Glad you found the scope Mr. Hill, now, do ya still have the rifle that it was meant to go on? ;)
    Oh, and that Woodford is good stuff . :thumbup:
     
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  5. Mr. Hill

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    Oh yeah, I have only one hunting rifle, a Remington 700 Classic in .308 Winchester. Same rifle I bought the Leupold for!
     
  6. grampajack

    grampajack AR Junkie

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    That is truly Christmas in July! You must have been a good little patriot this year indeed!:thumbup:

    ...and if you don't procrastinate too much you've got just enough time to get that baby sighted in before opening day.:rofl:

    (some light reading for you)
     
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    Great story! I'd tell you mine ... but I can't remember it ... ;)
     
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  8. Mr. Hill

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    Yeah I've used that sighting in method myself!

    I'm thinking it might be a good time to have the rifle bedded by a gunsmith when I have the scope mounted. Might as well get it all done at once.

    Side note: the worst phrase to hear when sighting in the day before opening season is, "close enough ". :what:
     
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  9. Jim NE

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    Maybe you were hitting the Woodford Reserve when packing for your move, too. :D
     
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    Mr. Hill

    Never heard of Woodford Reserve before but it sounds like some really fine spirits. Glad to hear you had your 10 year reunion with your scope and that all is well.
     
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  11. RPZ

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    I recently came across a scope I had forgotten about for years.
     
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    I just found a stripped Rock River AR lower I put away four years ago. After I found it, I remember putting it there.
    It's funny that the older I get, I keep finding things that I forgot I put away.
     
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  13. Mousegun

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    My friend (NOT ME) put his AR-15 in a "safe" place and forgot he even hid it. He thought it was stolen by contractors in his house. Police report, the whole 9 yards. He found it accidentally a month later.

    I have no idea if he had the guts to call the police and chose not to ask.
     
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    I would say it was left on my doorstep with an anonymous note.:confused:
     
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    My wife keeps losing my stuff. And I find it right where I, mean she, put it.

    I was talking to my S-I-L about building a new lower. Said I found a really good price. He says "why don't you just use the one you left in my safe?

    Hey, I have a friend that REALLY wanted a Remington 700 in .220 Swift. Kept asking other gun guys, looked on the interweb. Finally finds one and buys it. Goes to put it in one of his gun safes, and finds an identical one that he'd already bought and forgotten about
     
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    then you'd have to forge a note, too.
     
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    I hide my own Easter eggs!
     
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  18. grampajack

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    Nobody can read my handwriting anyways. They would take one look at it and say, Yep, this is the handwriting of a meth head with a 2nd grade education; case closed!:D

    And yes, I know I missed my calling as a doctor. All the great physicians can be immediately spotted by their mind boggling lack of penmanship.
     
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    Soon you'll be able to hide your own Easter eggs.:rofl:
     
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    Jellyjar...that youth was "misspent"...not so much misplaced! <grin> That was a good packing job on that scope...TEN YEARS ! WOW! I've got the jump on you...I've lived here for 44 years. I can still put my finger on almost everything!

    Mark
     
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    "of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most"
     
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    "Ever put something away to keep it safe? And you put it somewhere so "safe" that you can't find it?"

    Just happened recently to me. Still can't find the two items I'm looking for and I'm pretty sure they are in the same box. I inherited a bunch of stuff due to family deaths, then moved. Bad combo for organization.
     
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    I had a similar experience last "Black Friday" deals on the Internet. I now own a H&K P30. Woodford was involved. :)
     
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  24. grampajack

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    I know it's happened to me, but I can't remember what I lost or if I ever found it.:D

    ...now where are those dadgum car keys?:uhoh:
     
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    I had that happen with a motorcycle once, except there was no note.
     
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