I took tonight off work to get some things done today and

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  1. baronthered

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    I woke up about noon went to do the morning thing got dressed and started working on my truck. My lovely wife was out with her mother and I knew they would be back soon and I wanted to get the truck back in one piece because they usually have stuff for me to carry every time they go out :rolleyes: .

    Long bout 1:30 or so they pull in, I can see the car is loaded with stuff and for some strange reason I'm not allowed near the car. Most of the time they can't wait for me to start getting the stuff inside, something is odd here.

    Well I go about my business, I run down into the bottom field to check the wellhouse and some fences and see how much water is standing. I go back to the house and start making a sandwich and my wife comes in looking kind of sheepish and hands me... an old school ar.

    She tells me she knew I wanted to build one but this one seemed like a good deal from a friend of a friend that works for one of our local gun shops and she loves me :D

    Well I kiss her thank her and she hands me two, yes Two cases of that federal bulk ammo ( 2000 friggin rounds) and says go have fun. I get to looking at the rifle ( yep barrel 20 something inches long looks like) and see the name on the lower, it is a century ca15. :scrutiny:

    This one doesn't look bad inside no grinding no drunk monkey parts shoots pretty good. I'm liking the old style sights on the carry handle. I already put around 100 rounds through the thing this evening and am pleasantly surprised especially after all the internet horror stories. It's not what I would have gotten but this thing will suit my immediate pusrposes very well.

    May everyone get a surprise like this once in a while. Happy shooting. :D
     
  2. P.B.Walsh

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    Shes a keeper!
     
  3. pingpingping

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    Mine has yet to bring a rifle home...or let me sleep till noon
     
  4. Weedy

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    Even if the gun turned out to be a piece, the fact she even tried is a great great thing! Good for you man, go shoot the heck out of that thing.
     
  5. wyohome

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    My wife and I have an agreement: She doesn't try to buy me guns and things, and I promise not to buy her clothes for gift-giving occasions. She does tip me off if she hears of someone selling something I may be interested in. Everybody wins.
     
  6. ZGunner

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    My girlfriend got me an SKS for this past Christmas. But I think she's all gunned out. Everytime I mention getting a new rifle after this deployment she makes it very clear that that money would look better on her finger. lol First things first I suppose.

    Grats on the new rifle!
     
  7. baronthered

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    I can't complain, even if it is a Century. :rolleyes: She takes good care of me for sure. I've been working between 50 to 80 hours a week lately and wind up getting home about 5 or 6 in the morning. She was thinking that with things going good at work it could be quite a while before I would have time to do a build so she took a shortcut for me.

    I'm really liking the rifle, she won't tell me how much she gave for it but she said it was cheaper than the build I was planning :uhoh: which wasn't too spendy anyway. I was surprised really to see it looking as good as it does. I've seen some other rifles like this one (brand/model) and they did look like crap. I'm wondering if she didn't have the f o f get some stuff together and build it for me.

    I don't know how long it's going to take me to shoot roughly 1900 rounds up, but it won't be long. I'll follow up and let everyone know how it's holding up.

    Time for beddy bye. going to get up early and go to the bottom and shoot some steel. See how it does out past 100. :evil:
     
  8. Davek1977

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    A lucky man, even if not your first choice of weapon. My wife has bought me one gun, but more importantly, to me at least, she trusts my judgement in regards to firearm and ammo purchases. Our money is "ours" but since I never go overboard, when i feel its time for a new gun, its "Ok, what kind are you gonna get this time?" instead of "You want WHAT? i don't THINK so!" Considering she was a "city girl" who at one time early in the relationship stated she wouldn't allow guns in a residence we shared (to which i responded, not jokingly, that our relationship was dead then and there if she was serious and not open to compromise) I think i've done pretty well. She isn't what I'd call an "avid shooter" now, but she does own her own .22 rifle, and is familiar with the operation of any gun in the house....even if she never plans on shooting some of them, I want her to at least be familiar with basic operation as a safety measure.
     
  9. Fremmer

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    You got a nice rifle that shoots well. So who cares about the make?
     
  10. jpwilly

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    Tell her you'll spend as much on that ring as she spent on the rifle! Ha, JK

    My wife of 7 years but been together 12years has yet to even attempt to purchase me a firearm or anything related...and I hope she never does.

    The best gift is her not complaining about my hobbie and all the stuff I have bought and sold over the years.
     
  11. UcanRun

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    Thats the deal my wife and i had. I told her i dont want a ring because of safty reasons at work and that i would rather have a new shotgun. So shortly after she got her ring she brought home a shiney new benelli for me! I was happy
     
  12. armoredman

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    You got a Wednesday rifle, congrats!
     
  13. alman

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    very nice ! Cool that your wife bought you the gun . My wife got me an AK for my 50th birthday . She's a keepper............
     
  14. Hardtarget

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    Wow! That is a cool way to have a day round out! Wish we could have seen the look on your face! :what: Grinning ear to ear! :D Way to go, wifey!

    Mark
     
  15. theotherwaldo

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    You're a lucky man.

    The AR and ammo sound like fun, too.
     
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