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Old 04-12-2012, 09:58 PM   #1
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My dad is turning 60 this summer, I want to buy him a gun. Be it a handgun or rifle. Around the $500-$600 range. Here's my qualm, what do you buy the man that has a lot? Maybe something a little older, more collectible. Maybe I'm out of the price range there, I know his favorite caliber is .308. I'm kinda at a loss for thoughts. Maybe a really nice bolt action rifle......any ideas???

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Old 04-12-2012, 10:09 PM   #2
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As a gift for myself (you could maybe apply this to your needs) is to buy a nice old muzzle loader, and have it engraved.

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Welp, kinda poked around. He mentioned if he were to buy another rifle, it would be another remmington 700, with a wood stock. Guess it seems now to find the right one. Yay, that just got more expensive lol.

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As a gift for myself (you could maybe apply this to your needs) is to buy a nice old muzzle loader, and have it engraved.
I agree! Get him something different. My younger nephew has really enjoyed the BP revolver i got him; he can't hunt with it or anything, just a fun gun. It is a Pietta copy of a Remington NMA. Cabelas has some niiiiice ones in stainless. You might find him a cowboy-style belt & holster too and still be well under budget.

edit* My mom collects Fostoria Americana glass crap and that Flow bleu china (sp). I realized long ago that to get her a piece of that glass crap that she would really think is cool will cost me a crapload and deny her the fun of hunting it down herself.
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He loves old western stuff that's a cool idea too, his girlfriend mention something about a Henry rifle. Have his nickname and the date engraved.

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The Remington Model 700 ADLs run about $400-$500 (you'll have to get one used, I think Remington stopped making them). They are basically the same as the BDLs minus the floor-plate for the mag. You could get one, and have a little left over to get something engraved onto it. Maybe his name, or something that would mean a lot to him.

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The Remington Model 700 ADLs run about $400-$500 (you'll have to get one used, I think Remington stopped making them). They are basically the same as the BDLs minus the floor-plate for the mag. You could get one, and have a little left over to get something engraved onto it. Maybe his name, or something that would mean a lot to him.
I think you have hit the nail on the head tex. Thank you.
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The 700 LS is a laminate wood stock and are available from Buds for$623. The BDL starts at $760. The CDL is $785.

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The 700 LS is a laminate wood stock and are available from Buds for$623. The BDL starts at $760. The CDL is $785.
Guess I'll make my way up to buds when I get home, poke around for a while.
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Was he military? LEO?

How about a pistol with his name engraved in it?

Get with a local engraver or check out www.g4grads.com

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