Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by patriot53, Oct 22, 2014.
Let us know how your dream ends.
I'd spend it on doctor bills. I'd figure that she spotted something she knew was terminal...and the cash was a final farewell gift...no way it could be GOOD!
Just my paranoid side coming out!
I'd buy a Browning SA-22 Grade II for less then a grand, and spend the other $2,500+ on something your wife really wants and secretly really wishes for.
Whatever that is?
Or pay down the house mortgage or car loans early.
Both better moves in the end then buying another gun you don't have any idea you have an urge to buy, or have a need for.
How about giving a small portion to one of the groups that helps to preserve your rights?
Just a thought.
...NOT a dream, funny guy...jealous
No way I would spend that on a bunch of AR stuff. That just sounds crazy to me.
I would find the best deal I could find on an old Winchester lever. Maybe two. May split it up between an old Colt and an old Winchester. Or maybe just an old Colt worth the whole amount. Or maybe a rare high quality M1 Garand or 1911. But whatever it is it will be very old and in excellent original condition. And it will never be fired.
I am waiting for this day.
for that cash,a nice lever rifle and a matching pair of pistols could probably have the holsters also !
My first thought is probably an M1 Garand because I don't have a larger caliber rifle and I love history.
Next choice after that would be in no particular order: AR-10, Tavor SAR, Arsenal AK-47, Ruger PC9, or a Winchester Model 70. All for different reasons, and I don't "need" any of them, just stuff I'd like to have if money and space were no object.
A Sako 85 Grey Wolf in der Springfield. With a Swarovski scope. And some ammo. Then I would stop buying guns for a decade and focus solely on that rifle.
Serious man-crush on that gun. Alot. I get all jittery and nervous if I get within ten feet of one. Makes me feel 14 again.
I'm divorced, but if my ex wanted to buy me a new rifle I'd say an HK, a Barrett AR or a SCAR16 or 17.
maybe a lil sumtin like dis?
definitive a double, or drilling rifle.
Something classic like
Something full auto or else several other "special" rifles.
I would buy a nicely made double rifle,,,
Chambered in a non-shoulder-destroying cartridge,,,
I would have nude pastoral scenes engraved all over it's metal.
But then I would need to also buy new clothes,,,
I think it's against some law to shoot one and not wear a bush hat.
When I was a kid my good buddy had a double-barrel 410,,,
We would buy slugs and pretend we were Allan Quartermain on safari.
I had a kind of contrary experience. I got my wife into rimfire benchrest shooting. We started her with a Savage MKII to see how she could do and she quickly eclipsed the limits of that gun. Thus we upgraded her to a Kimber 82G with good glass and a tuner and a lot of work. Then she started to shoot at the limits of the Kimber. So because I have an awesome wife that will go shooting with me, I went to the national USBR champion, who also happened to be in our gun club and bought one of his rifles. $2500 w/o glass.
Now you may think I'm crazy to spend that much money on a .22lr but you don't understand the great times we had shooting together on quiet mornings with the range all to ourselves.
Now she can outshoot me and my custom 40X rig on a good day.
Ok...you're an investor/collector...?
Whatever floats your boat...but I like "shooters' and to use the firearm.
That was what I was getting at, more or less, but I DID say "what would you get", so,
ahh yes, fine guns...
...I LOVE my Sako KODIAK in .375H&H Mag.,
and my Sako Stainless Hunter, in 7mm REM. Mag
Quality of a custom rifle for half the price or more.
Been there, AM THERE...done DO that.
NRA member and I give extra when they call...
WoW...where can you get a QUALITY "Double-Rifle"...
...for less than $10,000-15,000. ?
"I would have nude pastoral scenes ...
...uh, last time I looked...ALL animals are "nude", except...my wife's poodle "fifi"
I'll bite... for a nice $3,500 Holland & Holland or Purdey Double Rifle
...now you got me thinking, maybe buy HER a cool PINK camo custom rifle, in a pleasant caliber...get her "hooked", and then I can buy even MORE guns !!!
Probably a few guns. I don't really have 1 specific gun on my bucket list. I do however, want a Barrett M82 but I'll need another $6500 to boot.
Either a Weatherby Terramark in 300 Win Mag or a Browning Express Double rifle in 9.3x62.
I'd put it toward a really nice shotgun - but then, I prefer shotguns to rifles and my bucket list gun now has a MSRP of about $12K
I'm with oneounce on this one, I'd be looking for a nice shotgun, or at least a nice down payment on a nice shotgun. But, I'll throw this out there, it just so happens a Wilson Combat CQB Elite runs right at $3500!! Possibly the best 1911 around except for a full-blown custom job.
Id treat it like any other windfall.... buy myself something fun, next on the wish list is a Redhawk in .44 + leupold scope (hand cannon fun + deer hunting).... or, since this is a rifle forum, an M1A (just classic and fun)..... and the rest would be invested, saved, or put toward the mortgage.
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