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Old 02-07-2008, 12:59 PM
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Back in the fall I entered the Weatherby Dream Hunt... where I wrote and essay about my father telling me stories of elk hunting in Colorodo when I was very young. How entertaining a one hour trip in to town could be... my father is an amazing story teller. Dad is getting on in years now, and I wrote about that and how neat it would be to share a hunt like that with him.

Got a certified letter back around new years saying I was a finalist... which knocked me to the wall considering I didn't put a heck of a lot of time into the essay. Signed the forms... mailed it back in.

Just looked on the front porch and found a box from Weatherby. Inside was a personally addressed (to me) and signed copy of Weatherby - The Man, The Gun, The Legend... from Ed Weatherby, as well as a letter stating I had taken third prize... a Mark XXII rifle.. caliber of my choice!

Never won much of anything like this before. A few fly reels at benefit banquets, and luggage and did win a quail hunt at a QDMA event this past fall. But this is really something else! Had to share the excitement! The fiancee was expressing a desire for a .22 of her own... we were looking at Marlins and Savages and Rugers... but it looks like she is going to get a bit of an "upgrade"


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Old 02-07-2008, 01:02 PM
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Lucky dog! Plinking heaven.
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Old 02-07-2008, 01:03 PM
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congrats!! thats awesome!!! ive wrote essays for those types of things, and feel im a half decint story tell and writer, but figured i never had a shot so never sent them in. should have...nothing to loose...

fiance should love it...thats a beautiful rifle...and should be a shooter
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Old 02-07-2008, 01:09 PM
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Now that is a nice .22 ..good deal
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Old 02-07-2008, 01:22 PM
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I love stories with a happy ending. Congrats on a job well done.
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Old 02-07-2008, 01:24 PM
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No shameless gloating here. Congratulations on that good looking Weatherby...
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Old 02-07-2008, 02:16 PM
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Congrats!!! I took a chance on an Indian blanket once........
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Awesome! How come I didn't hear about the essay? haha, don't think I'd of entered, still jealous though, I just checked it out on their website, comes in .22LR or .17HMR, and people on here are crazy about the .17HMR it seems and I already have a .22LR so I know which I'd probably get, which are you thinking? which caliber?
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Old 02-07-2008, 02:31 PM
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Too bad that weatherby ammo costs so much! haha, I had to.
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Old 02-07-2008, 02:39 PM
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Way cool. Congrats.
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