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What did you exchange at your wedding? Rings?!

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by js8588, Oct 18, 2018.

  1. js8588

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    Got hitched over the weekend. Instead of the traditional rings, we exchanged these. Yeah, I paid for both, but it's the symbolism that counts, right?

    Mine (top)- Browning X-bolt Medallion Safari Grade in 30-06.

    Hers (bottom)- Browning X-bolt White Gold Medallion Maple in 270 Winchester.

    Going to get her a nice Leupold custom shop VX-R with the silver finish for it for Christmas.

    Going to have to wait until tax time to afford the glass I want for mine. 20181017_160209.jpg
     
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  2. GBExpat

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    Very nice ... and Congratulations! :)

    Closest I have come to (or will ever come to) that is the AR-15 that I gave to my niece as a wedding present.

    My sister thought an AR would be terrible wedding gift. My niece said that she seriously doubts that she will receive anything that she will like better. :D
     
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  3. js8588

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    I'm building her an AR too. Have a handguard for it on the way from Rainier Arms right now, actually.
     
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    Good luck with that ... I have found that building ARs is like trying to eat only one potato chip. :)
     
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  5. badkarmamib

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    Awesome idea, and beautiful rifles!
     
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  6. js8588

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    I'm in the middle of 4 builds and just ordered another lower.
     
  7. FL-NC

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    My wife was already well armed (Glock 19, Ruger LCP, AR15) before we tied the knot.
     
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  8. JN01

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    At least it wasn't a shotgun wedding.
     
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  9. bfoosh006

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    Lol... a few of us bought the Groom a Shotgun for his wedding gift... still hear about from his wife.
     
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  10. Pat Riot

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    First of all, JS, CONGRATULATIONS! :)

    Secondly, hang onto that girl. She is special. But, I am sure I do not have to tell you that. :thumbup:
     
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  11. someguy2800

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    That’s neat. I went through 3 wedding rings and couldn’t stand to wear any of them. I finally just told my wife enough is enough, I can’t wear a ring. I offered to get a tattoo ring but she didn’t like that so for the last 8 years or so I’ve just gone without. Sure wish I could have just gotten a rifle from the start!
     
  12. Sistema1927

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    We didn't exchange firearms at my wedding in 1978, but I did buy her a Ruger 10/22 as a wedding present. She still has "her" rifle, and periodically reminds me that I taught her how to shoot.
     
  13. Nature Boy

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    Sounds like a great start to a wonderful life together
     
  14. Armored farmer

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    Are you serious?
    Congrats!
     
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  15. Ed4032

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    Does she have a sister? Asking for a friend.
     
  16. Fine Figure of a Man

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    Congratulations and thanks for the idea. I've been married for a few years so maybe anniversary guns?
     
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  17. Riomouse911

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    Nice :thumbup:

    Congrats...now if your wife would only convince mine that I like an occasional gun as a present, too.... o_O

    Stay safe, and may you have a long and happy life together.
     
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  18. red rick

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    Now that is a marriage made in heaven , congratulations on finding such a woman .
     
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  19. herrwalther

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    Wife and I exchanged rings, as traditionally. Although I bought both of them.

    My godson lives in Louisiana. His father is a single dad who was engaged to a rather nice lady from his military days. They bought engagement gifts for each other, engraved and sequential serial numbers, Kimber Sapphire 1911s. Too bad the wedding was called off.
     
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    I traded away my freedom.
     
  21. doubleh

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    First off, congratulations on your new bride. It appears you have made an excellent choice.

    Back in the dark ages when my wife and I married I could barely scrape together enough money to buy her a ring and she was basically broke. I didn't care. She was what I wanted and I didn't wear rings anyway. Things have changed somewhat in the money supply and she has been rewarded with several rings and has even bought me three despite me telling her I didn't want to wear a ring. I had a very painful experience with a ring one time and that cured my ring wearing. I prefer to keep my blood inside my body.
     
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