So my biological kids live with their mom in TX. Picking Xmas presents has been getting kinda tough, but my dad (Grumpy to his g-kids) helped me narrow the field for my oldest, Chris. You guessed it: a hunting rifle!!! Got the idea cause Grumpy is taking a really active role in his g-kids lives and has been taking Chris into the outdoors (hiking, shooting, boyscouts etc.) and how he was gonna take Chris hunting. After hearing about this and how much fun the two of them were having I asked Grumpy what he thought about Chris getting a rifle for X-mas. At first he didn't think that was too good an idea. But he obviously thought about it, and then called me (a shocker in itself) to pretty say that he thought it would be a good idea and even had a few suggestions as to what I should get him! I was thinking a youth model Remington (as I love my 700), but in Grumpy's experience (and since he will be the one with Chris most of the time) a Winchester or Marlin lever gun would be better. Luckily I got some time to decide and put something on layaway. Anywho had to share with a sympathetic group since the wife was not impressed!