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Old 12-26-2015, 11:00 AM
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My wonderful wife gave me a surprise gift on Christmas morning. It is a Winchester Model 70 Featherweight .30-06 and a nice little Leupold VX3 2.5-8 to go with it.

She had heard me talking about this rifle sometime last year and she remembered me saying that it was hard to find one in the shops.

I guess I forgot to mention to her that I had found that rifle a while back and that I had one in the rack with that exact same scope on it. As I have long experience as a husband, I "forget" to tell her a few details (rifles, etc.) once in a while.

I am certainly not going to tell her that I already have that rifle!

Looks like my nephew will quietly be getting a nice little present of a slightly used M70, and I will be breaking in the new one.
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Old 12-26-2015, 11:13 AM
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Lol, surprises sometimes don't work out, but sounds like you have a good "secret" plan B. A similar thing almost happened to me with a ring i got for my wife.
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Old 12-26-2015, 11:37 AM
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I'd shoot it first, sometimes you just get a winner. I had a 1982 model 70 Xlr that was one of the most accurate rifles I've ever owned.
Sometimes it just all comes together.
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Old 12-26-2015, 11:51 AM
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Those are great rifles. I've carried one in .270 on a few occasions. Wish my uncle would sell it to me.
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Old 12-29-2015, 03:20 PM
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if ya was lefty you could adopt me
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Old 12-30-2015, 04:51 AM
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Is really special when you have a wife that listens to you and buys you some thing you want. Much better than one that says you don't need that you all ready have more guns than I have shoes.

My wife eves dropping heard part of me telling my hunting partner I wanted a 7mm08. What she didn't hear was in a Remington model 7.
So Christmas day I find a long box under the tree that can only be a rifle. I open it to find a Remington 700 mountain rifle in 7mm08 and a gift certificate for a scope at one of my favorite gun shops. Because my wife bought it the stock wood is beautify figured.

I did get the Model 7 about 5 months later for fathers day.

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Old 12-30-2015, 07:39 PM
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I'll send you my wife's email. Maybe your wife can send her an email on what to get me??
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Old 12-31-2015, 05:06 AM
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Maybe you should have used as much care shopping for a wife as you do a gun?

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Old 12-31-2015, 01:51 PM
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maybe keep it and put a different stock or scope on it?

but nephew Idea might be better.
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