This Friday morning I walked into one of the local pawn shops. Nothing much there. Then I noticed it. A Savage 110 in .270 with a Nikon Buckmaster variable scope. A couple of minor dings on the odd green laminated stock, but otherwise pristine. The tag says $350.00 I say, "OK, put it on layaway, it's my Christmas present." Yes, it's the most ordinary of deer rifles. Yes, it's not pretty, sexy, or macho. Yes, I don't even hunt anymore. Yes, the price isn't that great. It's still a rifle that I don't mind leaving in my truck in the parking lot every day while I'm at work so that I can go to the range on my way home. I like my other rifles too much to treat them that way. And I really need the practice. Have you ever bought a rifle or pistol using logic (or excuses) like that?