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The Rifleman's Tale

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Shawnee, Oct 23, 2008.

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  1. Shawnee

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    I had this one CD that I learned was making 1/4 of a percent interest.

    So I thought: "Heck ! Guns appreciate faster than that !"

    That's when a 150-watt bulb turned on inside my brain.
    So when I left the bank with the cash I was not at all surprised when I came across this...


    :uhoh:


    :confused:


    :scrutiny:


    ;)



    pre-safety Win. 94 30/30...


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    :)

    Asking price $300 - absolutely firm.
    Purchase price 30 minutes later $225 out-the-door.

    Then - due to my having always led a clean and virtuous Life and keeping company with only the most Pure and Stalwart members of the Community - the Rifle Deity led my steps to this....


    :)


    :uhoh:



    :D



    NIB .243 (and a NIB Leupold VX-III 2x8x36 for it which will arriive tomorrow).


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    :)

    And thus filled with Happiness and Brotherly Love I turned my footsteps down the road to my home...

    :)

    :)


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    When suddenly the Wise and Earnest Counsel of multiple THR members returned to my mind !:eek:

    "How did you ever get down to just ONE .243?" the chiding voices kept saying.

    Louder and louder they blared until I knew what I had to do - and this is what I did...



    :uhoh:


    :what:


    :eek:


    :confused:


    :what:


    :)

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    :)

    The "200th Year" #1 is used but the Nikon Buckmaster 6.5x18x40 is new.

    And THAT'S what I think of the :cuss: bank's quarter-percent Generosity !:neener:

    :cool:
     
  2. NCsmitty

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    Nice choices Shawnee, and more fun than money in the bank. That's a sweeeeet #1.

    NCsmitty
     
  3. Ringtail

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    Dave Ramsey himself could not have made a wiser investment, good job! Does your wife appreciate your financial acumen?
     
  4. Shawnee

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    I waved Good Riddance to my then brand-new ex-wife years ago.

    Peace on Earth is a Wonderful Thing !

    ;)
     
  5. Bearhands

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    Excellent!
     
  6. oregonhunter

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    great buys, I need a #1
     
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    Other then that

    how did your day go? :D:D:D
     
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    yay!!! Shawnee no longer has to mope about his lost .243, instead he will rejoice at having 2!!! :neener: being more serious, nice guns Shawnee. (i may just use this method of obtaining "investments":D)
     
  10. Shawnee

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    " i may just use this method of obtaining "investments"


    LOLOL ! :D:D:D:D


    It has worked pretty well for me so far but the real test will be getting it to justify a 3rd .243 (Browning BLR). :)

    ;)
     
  11. tiger rag

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    well done!
     
  12. Shawnee

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    Will say this about these three rifles...


    The Winchester 94 - it's one of those rare guns that has a splendid and totally unique feel and handling character. The best word I can think of to describe it is "svelte". It's the firearms industry's version of "comfort food".

    The Remington Seven - Have wanted one since they first came out a quarter-century ago. Of all the bolt rifles ever made, the Seven comes the closest to the sweet-handling properties of the Winchester 94. It's really incredible.

    The Ruger #1 - This is a familiar, favorite friend that is as comfortable and "natural" as steak 'n eggs. Probably 80% of my centerfire hunting has been with Ruger #1 rifles and I'm postitively delighted to have one back in the family.


    :):cool:
     
  13. Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow

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    Dude....DUDE! Out-freaking-standing, private Shawnee - range report, mucho pronto. :)
     
  14. gvnwst

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    ^^^1(000000000000)+

    we need to hear more praise of the .243! (and the 30-30):D
     
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    Well, gosh. I hope tomorrow goes a little better for you...:D
     
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