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Old 01-12-2003, 06:46 PM
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I'm making the assumption that most posters to this board are men. So my question is, what does the wife or girl friend (if there is one)say or think about you buying yet another rifle or generally spending time and money on your hoby of shooting and/or hunting? Are you always 100% honest with her?

In my case I'd say she is very tolerant and understanding of my indulgences but I must admit I'm not 100% candit all the time. I have been know to take advantage of the fact she is not well informed on the value of stuff nor does she have a good account of the inventory so to speak. For instance I do have a couple of rifles in the safe that just sort of appreared there and a new scope or two from time to time is not real obvious. Am I alone in this? Do some share all with the little woman? Is this dishonest or just being creative to avoid a hassle? What do you say???? Maybe we can have some fun with this!

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Old 01-12-2003, 06:54 PM
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i dont have a wife i buy what i want and already lost a girlfriend because of me hunting...she asked me if i was taking her to the xmas dance..it was the last day of rifle season i asked her if she was nuts....she went behind my back adn found another guy to take her..now i make both their lives not so pleasant without doing to much lol..i dont care..no girl can make me as happy as a gun and a fishing rod can...if i ever have a wife i can bet she hunts...theres a pretty hot girl in my skool that hunts and i always let her go for some reason...were like perfect...i think next time i "run" into her i will get her number again..maybe thursday she comes skiing with us..she did last year and we ended up together after that nite lol...i can tell you no anti will be my wife..and i will buy what i want with my money!
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Old 01-12-2003, 07:00 PM
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my girlfriend is not to happy with me buying guns and hunting every weekend. but i told her before we went out that when hunting comes she will not see me.

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Old 01-12-2003, 07:11 PM
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My wife is very understanding of the whole deal. She understands that this is what I do and if she doesn't like it she knows where the door is.<img src=icon_smile_shock.gif border=0 align=middle> Seriously, she complains alot but knows when I can't take much more. I do tell a white lie every now and then just to keep things calm. Yesterday I made a trip to Bass Pro and spent $200. Told her I spent $75 and hid most of it in the gun safe so it will kinda show up later.<img src=icon_smile_evil.gif border=0 align=middle> I'm getting ready to order a new scope but she knows about that.
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Old 01-12-2003, 07:20 PM
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I guess I lucked out (sort of). My wife has insisted that the nest gun we buy is for HER! She has already siezed my 10/22 as her own, but she wants a Savage .223 target rifle because she is tired of shooting at 50 yards. She loves to shoot, and she's remarkably good at it. She'll shoot black out of a 1&quot; bullseye at 50 yards inside of 50 shots.

She's also talked about coming with me deer hunting next year (so much for my week away from the ball and chain, eh).


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Old 01-12-2003, 07:45 PM
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My wife likes to hunt and shoot. Several of our first dates were prarie dog shoots. She shoots very well both rifle and handgun. Where we differ is the fact that she is very happy with her one deer rifle and does not see any need to try other guns. I like to try them all and have pretty much done so. She gets a little disturbed now and then but She knows me pretty well and when I decide to get a new gun or other toy she know there is no use to complain. I do however also try to make sure that she gets what she wants too although she doesn,t ask for much. She had seven sisters and three brothers so they grew up without much. I sometimes tell her that I put a gun or something on layaway then if she takes it pretty well I go back and do it. If not I say oh I was just jokeing. I am sure she has caught on to that one too.
I had a friend who used to buy a new gun and then had me bring it to his house and he would tell his wife that he was working on it for me. He even brought new guns home taken apart in a bucket or box and tell her the same story.

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Old 01-12-2003, 11:13 PM
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Wife? I can't even find a girl friend that will stay past the first time I come home all bloody and muddy with a dead animal in the back of the jeep. &quot;sweetie, we'll have to stop by the processer's on the way to the movie. I would give you a hug but I don't want to stain your shirt.&quot;. I almost got married once, and then I came to my senses. I learned early on, if they don't like your hunting, it won't be long until it's over. You just have to be yourself with women, and let them know that this is who you are, and that you are not going to change.

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Old 01-13-2003, 01:31 AM
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Well so far she has never said a word in 33 years of marriage .I guess that I've been lucky in that respect .
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Old 01-13-2003, 04:49 AM
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how do all you guys do it??

i wanted to get another gun and she got mad and said she might have to asess our relation ship if i did.
it seems it only works if i get another one and trade in one though. i would like to know how i can get away with it without doing what my father has to do by hiding it?
ahhh the days of being single !!!

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