Gift Idea????

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by kytowboater, Apr 12, 2012.

  1. kytowboater

    kytowboater Active Member

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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???
     
  2. Mosin

    Mosin Well-Known Member

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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.
     

  3. kytowboater

    kytowboater Active Member

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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.
     
  4. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    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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  5. big_blue79

    big_blue79 New Member

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    You could always look around at a pawn shop or LGS for a good used Rem 700 in .308, might even be able to find one with a Bull Barrel, IDK what kinda price's where you live but I can get a used BDL Deluxe in 95% condition .243 Win with the Bull Barrel for $799.95 with a Leupold 3-9x40 scope.

    A new BDL from Remington starts at $985.
     
  6. kytowboater

    kytowboater Active Member

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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.
     
  7. big_blue79

    big_blue79 New Member

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    What about a Marlin 336 in .30-30?
     
  8. texaswoodworker

    texaswoodworker New Member

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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.
     
  9. kytowboater

    kytowboater Active Member

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    I think you have hit the nail on the head tex. Thank you.
     
  10. JTJ

    JTJ Well-Known Member Supporter

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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.
     
  11. kytowboater

    kytowboater Active Member

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    Guess I'll make my way up to buds when I get home, poke around for a while.
     
  12. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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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
     
  13. Dearhunter

    Dearhunter Supporting Member Supporter

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    Your Dad being 60 on his birthday is nearing my age, and us old geezers love the old 1911's. I would suggest giving him a Rock Island tactical 1911 (under $500) I have one and love it. It has never jammed or failed me. with over a thousand rounds. (Have not tried wad cutters). In fact, I am in the process of buying a Rock Island 1911 Match. But that model in more in the $600 range if you can find one. The basic Rock Island is under $400. I have read many reviews of the Rock Island 1911 and they are all in the positive.

    Of course, any gun from a son is going to be cherished by a Dad!!
     
  14. rbmorris

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