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Posted: 12/23/2005 10:27:47 AM EDT
I bought him a Remington 30.06 700 bdl. A great weapon for muledeer and elk. This is his first hunting rifle and he will be as excited as Ralphie from A Christmas Story.
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 10:28:56 AM EDT
Nice gift, but he'll shoot his eye out.
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 10:32:03 AM EDT
Very nice gift. I love Remington rifles, I like the 700 series especially and 30-06 is an outstanding caliber that's perhaps as versatile as any centerfire caliber in existence. You did well.
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 10:40:12 AM EDT
I thought the price was great too -- $520. I'm usually a Winchester guy, but this rifle is drop-dead gorgeous.
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 10:50:33 AM EDT
You are a good Dad. What a nice gift.

My favorite Christmas gifts have been firearms from my Dad.
Marlin 22 when I was 6
Winchester 30/30 Wrangler
Ruger Mini 30
HK 93A2

Merry Christmas
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 11:09:25 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/23/2005 11:11:21 AM EDT by Midnight-Sniper]
Me too.

I got a 12 gauge Winchester and 16 gauge Ithaca from my dad and a Winchester 30.06 from my mom (right after she used my brand new rifle to shoot a B&C moose).
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 11:26:44 AM EDT

Originally Posted By ctprelude:
Nice gift, but he'll shoot his eye out.



From 300 yards.
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 11:32:19 AM EDT
I much prefer the CDL: classic style stock, no white line spacers, matte urethane finish. Still, a BDL is better than no rifle. Merry Christmas, and post pics of the first blood!
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 11:33:31 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Midnight-Sniper:
I bought him a Remington 30.06 700 bdl. A great weapon for muledeer and elk. This is his first hunting rifle and he will be as excited as Ralphie from A Christmas Story.




And he is only 3 years old! That is a great start to his firearm collection!
For his birthday I see a Leupold VX3 in about 3-9X40
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 11:35:01 AM EDT

Originally Posted By SWO_daddy:
I much prefer the CDL: classic style stock, no white line spacers, matte urethane finish. Still, a BDL is better than no rifle. Merry Christmas, and post pics of the first blood!



I agree with you on the CDL. A couple months ago we went to the gun store and he preferred the shiny finish despite me telling him that it will get marked up in the field.

He has no idea he's getting the rifle. I'm excited for him!
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 11:37:48 AM EDT
one of the greatest gifts a man can give his boy.

i cherish the 2 guns i was given as a kid.
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 11:46:23 AM EDT
Good man!!!
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 11:49:15 AM EDT

Originally Posted By sum-rifle:

Originally Posted By Midnight-Sniper:
I bought him a Remington 30.06 700 bdl. A great weapon for muledeer and elk. This is his first hunting rifle and he will be as excited as Ralphie from A Christmas Story.




And he is only 3 years old! That is a great start to his firearm collection!
For his birthday I see a Leupold VX3 in about 3-9X40



Right on! His birthday is in one month and I'm getting him exactly that! You read my mind.
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 12:11:20 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Midnight-Sniper:
I thought the price was great too -- $520. I'm usually a Winchester guy, but this rifle is drop-dead gorgeous.




520 for the best stock action in the world... should be a happy kid.
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 12:43:27 PM EDT
Great gift. He is a lucky kid.
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 12:46:24 PM EDT

Good choice!
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 1:06:36 PM EDT

How old is he ? If he's a young guy you might want to look into the Managed Recoil rounds by REMINGTON . They really do kick a lot less . Point of impact is nearly the same at 200 yds .
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 1:07:29 PM EDT
What a good dad you are.
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 1:09:03 PM EDT

Originally Posted By bookertbab:
Great gift. He is a lucky kid.



+1
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 1:21:48 PM EDT

Originally Posted By djohns6:
How old is he ? If he's a young guy you might want to look into the Managed Recoil rounds by REMINGTON . They really do kick a lot less . Point of impact is nearly the same at 200 yds .



He turns 13 next month. I've let him shoot my 30.06 so he's used to the thump. Just in case people wonder why I bought him a 30.06 instead of a 7 mm or 300 win mag. I and everyone I hunt with use a 30.06. I figure if my son forgets his ammo or runs out he can always get additional rounds in the field from the people we hunt with.
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 1:23:01 PM EDT

Originally Posted By KA3B:

Originally Posted By ctprelude:
Nice gift, but he'll shoot his eye out.



From 300 yards.







Good gift Dad!
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 2:44:38 PM EDT

Originally Posted By theliberating1:

Originally Posted By Midnight-Sniper:
I thought the price was great too -- $520. I'm usually a Winchester guy, but this rifle is drop-dead gorgeous.




520 for the best stock action in the world... should be a happy kid.


Negative on that one. That would be the Winchester Model 70 pre-64 or Classic In fact, the Ruger Model 77 is in many ways an even better design, as it keeps more Mauser features, particluarly the bolt stop and the gas blocking flange on the cocking piece.

Remington's only advantage is that it is easier to true because it only needs to be chucked in a lathe.

I own a pre-64 Model 70 and a CZ 550. Both are head and shoulders above the Rem 700 action.
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 2:49:42 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SWO_daddy:
520 for the best stock action in the world... should be a happy kid.


Negative on that one. That would be the Winchester Model 70 pre-64 or Classic In fact, the Ruger Model 77 is in many ways an even better design, as it keeps more Mauser features, particluarly the bolt stop and the gas blocking flange on the cocking piece.

Remington's only advantage is that it is easier to true because it only needs to be chucked in a lathe.

I own a pre-64 Model 70 and a CZ 550. Both are head and shoulders above the Rem 700 action.

Don't shit on a 13 year old boys Christmas present from his Father.
You are entitled to your own opinion. I also love the Model 70 action, but there are probably millions of people who would agree that the Remington 700 action is one of the best made. 700's are great rifles.
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 2:50:55 PM EDT

Originally Posted By sum-rifle:

Originally Posted By SWO_daddy:
520 for the best stock action in the world... should be a happy kid.


Negative on that one. That would be the Winchester Model 70 pre-64 or Classic In fact, the Ruger Model 77 is in many ways an even better design, as it keeps more Mauser features, particluarly the bolt stop and the gas blocking flange on the cocking piece.

Remington's only advantage is that it is easier to true because it only needs to be chucked in a lathe.

I own a pre-64 Model 70 and a CZ 550. Both are head and shoulders above the Rem 700 action.

Don't shit on a 13 year old boys Christmas present from his Father.
You are entitled to your own opinion. I also love the Model 70 action, but there are probably millions of people who would agree that the Remington 700 action is one of the best made. 700's are great rifles.


I already congratulated the man on his boy's present.

I thought this was an OPINION forum.
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 2:56:44 PM EDT
Nice job dad, I am open for adoption by the way!! great present the memory will last him a life time.
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 3:02:27 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SWO_daddy:
I own a pre-64 Model 70 and a CZ 550. Both are head and shoulders above the Rem 700 action.

I already congratulated the man on his boy's present.

I thought this was an OPINION forum.



You can congratulate of course, but I see no reason to post your opinion that these others are "head and shoulders above the Rem 700 action" You may believe it and it might even be true, but there is no reason to say anything except "Good job Dad!"
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 4:56:42 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Midnight-Sniper:
He turns 13 next month. I've let him shoot my 30.06 so he's used to the thump. Just in case people wonder why I bought him a 30.06 instead of a 7 mm or 300 win mag. I and everyone I hunt with use a 30.06. I figure if my son forgets his ammo or runs out he can always get additional rounds in the field from the people we hunt with.



Don't forget, the 30-06 is probably considered one of the premier big-game cartridges for anything in the continental US. You can get factory loads as light as 110 grains, all the way up to 220gr.
Considering the law of diminishing returns, its hard to find a better all-around cartridge than the classic '06. I've been hunting with one since I was 14.
Good choice, both rifle and caliber.
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 4:59:13 PM EDT

Originally Posted By djohns6:
How old is he ? If he's a young guy you might want to look into the Managed Recoil rounds by REMINGTON . They really do kick a lot less . Point of impact is nearly the same at 200 yds .



For most hunting, your only gonna use about 2-3 shots at the MOST. 30.06 doesn't kick that hard for even young guys (Im 13) to justify using a weaker load just so you don't get so much of a big boom.
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 5:04:58 PM EDT

He's gonna love it . I remember how excited my stepson was when we boungt him his first gun.

Link Posted: 12/23/2005 8:53:58 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TravisM1:

Originally Posted By Midnight-Sniper:
He turns 13 next month. I've let him shoot my 30.06 so he's used to the thump. Just in case people wonder why I bought him a 30.06 instead of a 7 mm or 300 win mag. I and everyone I hunt with use a 30.06. I figure if my son forgets his ammo or runs out he can always get additional rounds in the field from the people we hunt with.



Don't forget, the 30-06 is probably considered one of the premier big-game cartridges for anything in the continental US. You can get factory loads as light as 110 grains, all the way up to 220gr.
Considering the law of diminishing returns, its hard to find a better all-around cartridge than the classic '06. I've been hunting with one since I was 14.
Good choice, both rifle and caliber.



Thanks. He will want to go shooting on Christmas (about five minutes after he opens the box). Luckily it has a fixed sight to tide him over until his birthday when he gets a scope.

I've been wanting a new Bushy for about six months, but didn't want to spend the bucks on a gift for myself. A rifle for him is much more worthwhile.
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 8:57:30 PM EDT
+1 Way to go buying him quality for his first rifle.

My dad tended to buy the low end of the market - but I still have every gun my dad gave me.

Long after your gone - your boy will look in his gun safe and remember this Christmas and his dad.
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 4:33:47 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Midnight-Sniper:
I've been wanting a new Bushy for about six months, but didn't want to spend the bucks on a gift for myself. A rifle for him is much more worthwhile.



I know the feeling. The wife and I usually make christmas for the kids, and then treat ourselves to something come tax return time.

He'll get more pleasure out of his first rifle than you would from the Bushy, for sure.
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 5:50:11 AM EDT
Rifle brands are like religion, Some men go to the church of Remington others to the church of Winchester. I was raised shooting Remington and have never been let down by them. The safety of the Winchester is just too damn gey.

Congrats on a great gift. My first hunting rifle was given to me by my dad and mom, a Remington Mohawk 600 in 6mm, Christmas 1973. Though I have a bunch of deer rifles the last three years I have returned to the Mohawk, its 32 years old now and still laying down deer.
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 6:07:40 AM EDT

Originally Posted By TexasRooter: The safety of the Winchester is just too damn gey.

If gey is being one of the few safeties that actually physically locks the firing pin in ALL positions except "fire" (Mauser being the other one), so be it.
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 6:24:07 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/24/2005 6:26:28 AM EDT by Zoomer]
Good choice on the rifle. You cant go wrong with a Win. or Rem.
Call me old fashion but who wants to sit around the camp fire and talk about a CZ
This will be a rifle that he hands down to his son someday and you
cant beat the choice of lead for the 30 cal.

Don't know if you visit this site or not but it has some great
forums on hunting.


www.monstermuleys.info/cgi-bin/dcforum/dcboard.pl
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 6:35:40 AM EDT
Good going dad!

Hunt WITH your kid today...and you won't be out hunting FOR your kid tomorrow.

I was told by a friend of mine with Tejas DPS that they did a study a few years ago and found that not one (NOT ONE) teenager with a hunting license was incarcerated for a juvenile offense that year.
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