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My wonderful wife has asked me several times what I want for my 1yr wedding aniversary present and I have consitantly said a gun.  Reason being I will keep a gun forever and will not loose it and every time I shoot it i would think hey my wife bought this for me.   So I have been looking. Granted its two months away with the lead times on stuff and shear bordom sometimes I have been looking pretty hard.  I think i have narrowed it down to a TC encore or prohunter that I can change the barrels on.   I have had a lot of guys recommend them but have only shot one a couple times.  What do you guys think about those as far as accuracy and use of hunting?  I think i will try to pick something out that will be in the three digit range being I have to buy her something and know how spendy thats gonna be.... 

Have all these styles on my mind but the T/C's stays at the top everytime I think about it....

Leveraction woods gun
Nice rimfire rifle
Nice varmit caliber rifle like a SPS 223 or similar.
 
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I'd get a Tikka T3 in a caliber you like.  I have an Encore, and the barrel swap thing is nice, but it's pretty expensive.  I ended up selling all of my barrels except for the blackpowder.

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How was the accuracy?

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Originally posted by SVT_Tactical SVT_Tactical wrote:

How was the accuracy?

Very good.  Under 1 inch groups at 100yds (which is very good for me).  Just tossing out an option, but I've heard a lot of good stuff about Tikka's and very little bad....
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 22-250 with the 1-9 twist...   Fun gun right there.
 
 
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338 Lupua wouldn't be bad.
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Originally posted by Bigdaddy0381 Bigdaddy0381 wrote:

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338 Lupua wouldn't be bad.
cept' on the reloading budget! lol
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Graham. I know the prospect of your wife getting you a gun is all but overwelming but, This being your #1 you would do far better to suggest something like. Lets pool our money and go somewhere for just the two of us. Or if time doesn't allow, take her somewhere that might wow her and treat her like the gift she is. She may say one thing on the outside but, her heart wants you to acknowledge your passion for her. And that don't mean sex!  Her friends are always tellin her, "just wait girl, the honeymoon was over along time ago". These days just about everything in the world is working against a lasting marrage. You will have to pay double attention to her signals and be decidedly open and clear about what you need from her. I'm constantly hearing about people splitting up that have been together for many yrs. Build a solid foundation with her so the hard times don't risk you two facing what so many are today. You take care of her heart and you will have little resistance getting those things you dream about. But right now she hopes your dreaming about her. Congrats on the yr. you have had. I pray you have a lifetime of them.
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Terrific thoughts from Sgt D!
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Still she said shes gonna get me one so keep the advise coming.....I'll be taking good care of her but she asked so i am thinking....yall keep the advise coming.

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Originally posted by bugsNbows bugsNbows wrote:

Terrific thoughts from Sgt D!
 
 
   Excellent as per usual!
 
 
 
 
   A classy .22 would be nice though.
 
 
 
   
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what kind of budget are we talking here graham??
one of those remington custom 22lr's would be nice, but i doubt it will shoot any better than your cz does now.


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 I agree with the SGT. guns come and go, a good marriage and wife but once.
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Originally posted by SVT_Tactical SVT_Tactical wrote:

My wonderful wife has asked me several times what I want for my 1yr wedding aniversary present and I have consitantly said a gun.  Reason being I will keep a gun forever and will not loose it and every time I shoot it i would think hey my wife bought this for me.   So I have been looking. Granted its two months away with the lead times on stuff and shear bordom sometimes I have been looking pretty hard.  I think i have narrowed it down to a TC encore or prohunter that I can change the barrels on.   I have had a lot of guys recommend them but have only shot one a couple times.  What do you guys think about those as far as accuracy and use of hunting?  I think i will try to pick something out that will be in the three digit range being I have to buy her something and know how spendy thats gonna be.... 

Have all these styles on my mind but the T/C's stays at the top everytime I think about it....

Leveraction woods gun
Nice rimfire rifle
Nice varmit caliber rifle like a SPS 223 or similar.
 
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T/C
The folks I know who have had them were dissappointed in them. It appears that they are somewhat hit or miss on a good one for accuracy. Granted you can change barrels but that seemed to be hit and miss also. Does the single shot rifle appeal to you or is it the barrel change option?
The SPS 223 would be one that would not dissappoint but, Your odds of finding one for 3 Bens ain't so good. The Marlin XL7 is proving to be a real deal for a darn good rifle. Unfortunatly they are only offered in 25-06, 30-06 and 270. But they are close to your budget goal for a new rifle. Atleast you've got some time to look around. Let us know which way your thinkin as time closes.
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I have had a lot of TC barrels and been disappointed more often than not. Along the way I have learned a lot but it has been an expensive lesson.  The only way I would suggest you buy an Encore is if you go with Bullberry who accuracy guarantee their barrels. http://www.bullberry.com/ 

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Rockport, Texas?

That's about 2 hours south of me straight down Hwy 35.  "which believe it or not is finally getting widened to 4 lanes about 20 years over-due, but still o.k."


Gram, sounds like you have a real keeper there. If she's determined to get you a gun, pick something you both can enjoy. 

http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/product_info.php/cPath/21_49_74/products_id/14306


Congrats on your first milestone. 

I was married to my ex for 7 years. "if I'd of just walked up to her and shot her in the face I'd of been out in 6 and had extra money"Shotgun

Made better decisions in the bride selection process with wife #2 and we've been married over 5 years now. It's great when you have the right one. Thunbs Up

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Three digits meant under a grand..  I dont' really waqnt any handguns, i have heaven forbid all i want for now, but the idea of a nice wheel gun does intrigue me.  Keepem' coming!
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Boy did I miss read. Does she really like you that much? Obviously.
 
Well the SPS 223 is one that would fit your, "glad to have it and remember the wife every time you pick it up". Plus if she hasn't already shown interest in shooting it would be ideal for her learning. And it won't max her budget. She will appreciate that. Then when she asks what you want for your birthday she might not think it too much when you tell her you'd like that 700.00 Leupold or Conquest to set on it. If your a wheel fan there are some S&W's that are glass smooth out of the box and alot of fun. I don't care for the noise but that may not bother you. Keep us up on your latest choices.
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Yeah shes a keeper,  she has always been very supportive of my "gun addiction"  she married me knowing it.  She didnt' care to much for it when we meet but once she got her hand on that walther P22 she can't shoot enough.  She hasn't really gotten in to rifles as much but last time out she not only shot the big 300 win mag she nailed the xring at 100yards with it.  She also went through about 4 mags of ammo on the AR so she's starting to pick it up.  I like the ideal of the 223 bolt gun, it would fit the bill for something cheaper to shoot and she could shoot more too.  Maybe the SPS or even a savage like ole' uncle Buds lol
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  Yea,a .223 bolt gun would NICE!  Been thinking about one but can't find a REASONABLY priced one that I can make go 6 to 6 1/2lbs all up.
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OK if you must select a rifle the R5 Mil-Spec Remmington is $1049 and I dont know if you can scrounge the difference or not but it is the one rifle that you will not want to leave home wihtout - and there is little chance that it wont be deadly accurate.     300WM,  .308, or .223 Thunbs Up

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Urimaginaryfrnd you defentently have the above average collection. When I grow up I hope to have almost as good. I'm gonna ask maybe a dumb question. Did you chose the R5 300WM over a A-bolt 300? Or was the A-bolt even considered? Reason I ask is I see a 300WM in my future and was leaning toward the A-bolt.
 
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