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When my nephews turned 16 I bought them Beretta Shotguns.  When they graduated from high school I bought them 700 CDL 270's as graduation gifts.  I'm extremely proud that they'll be graduating from college soon.  Any ideas?

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Take them on a hunting trip.... aint nothing better than that, its not just materialistic its quality time spent together and they will remember that forever!    Wink
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Have you considered a nice rimfire. That could be something they could shoot alot more of and enjoy. The rimfires are fun to shoot. I really enjoy shooting mine, its something you can do almost everyday.........A good CZ is hard to beat....ATABOY for Rifle looney thats a winner idea...



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Wait........ did I just misunderstand your gift giving theme?
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Wish I had an uncle like you! A hunting trip would be an awesome gift!
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How about a 1911?  You have shotgun and rifle covered...every man should own a .45.     Plus they are going living on their own, so it would be handy for home defense.

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I think rifle looney hit it on the head. While I'd like to have a new rifle, a trip would be good bonding time, and would probably mean a lot to them.................or you could buy them a Barrett.Smile
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Put the 270's to good use ..take em hunting somewhere new

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Timber, what part of the country do you or they reside you don't have to be specific but general?
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Rifle Graduation Gift Ideas:

How about Browning BAR's in .300WinMag?  or .338?  Fine weapons, good looks, manageable recoil, as accurate out of the box as one could want.  
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Originally posted by rifle looney rifle looney wrote:

Take them on a hunting trip.... aint nothing better than that, its not just materialistic its quality time spent together and they will remember that forever!    Wink


You're right.  Time.  I live in Florida.  I don't have children but love them like they are mine.  It's selfish but I'd like them to pick up an old favorite some day when I'm dead and gone and think about their crazy old uncle, hopefully fondly.  Otherwise I practice the gratification of anonymous giving.
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The future ex wife can't make them sell a hunt or a class...
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Originally posted by medic52 medic52 wrote:

Have you considered a nice rimfire. That could be something they could shoot alot more of and enjoy. The rimfires are fun to shoot. I really enjoy shooting mine, its something you can do almost everyday.........A good CZ is hard to beat....ATABOY for Rifle looney thats a winner idea...

 
I agree a good rimfire would round out their collection nicely, take a look a Thompson Center http://www.tcarms.com/firearms/rimfireR55Classic.php "Gun Tests" magazine did a review and liked them.
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I'm with Looney. A trip to South Africa for Cape's, stappin a pair of Mark V Ultramarks in .460 Weatherby Mag would be my choice. After that they'd be ready for the world. They'd have everything else already, unless of course...there's always something like an Olympic Grade Browning Double Barrel for a little skeet action. It's a toss up.
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I agree, take them on a trip.  Nothing can take away the wonderful memories you'll create.  The .45 is a decent 2nd option, assuming they understand how to safely handle a handgun.
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I'm sure you are aware of the large population of exotics ...fallow deer axis deer and such there in Florida?    the hunt thing will vary on how much you plan on spending and how far the travel?  but what you would spend on guns, especially a set of scoped rifles I'm sure you can find a hunt well with in that range THINK TEXAS there are still some good deals there and some package deals as well/multiple game.
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I'd be willing to bet that a hunting trip with them would be extremely rewarding for you !! And that's a memory you can carry with you till the end !

But if I were trying to follow up on what you've already given them............I think a nice rimfire/scope combo would be a good choice. Or a really nice pistol of some sort !
 
But my father in law has given me some really nice guns and I am thankful for it but I am really just holding them for my kids . i have worked with him every day for 7 years and there's a lot of issues............but when he's gone I will really end up appreciating the time we spent together and what all he has taught me.............could give a rat's arse about the guns in the grand scheme of things  ....to be honest !!
 


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Originally posted by cbm cbm wrote:

I'd be willing to bet that a hunting trip with them would be extremely rewarding for you !! And that's a memory you can carry with you till the end !

But if I were trying to follow up on what you've already given them............I think a nice rimfire/scope combo would be a good choice. Or a really nice pistol of some sort !
 
But my father in law has given me some really nice guns and I am thankful for it but I am really just holding them for my kids . i have worked with him every day for 7 years and there's a lot of issues............but when he's gone I will really end up appreciating the time we spent together and what all he has taught me.............could give a rat's arse about the guns in the grand scheme of things  ....to be honest !!
 

You are a decent Human Being, your family should be proud!

Sam

 
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I'm votin' for "take 'em on a trip"
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+1 on a hunting trip, great fun, fond memories.
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Packing in to the "Sawtooths" on horseback in South Western Montana has to be the best country on Earth. You'll have the adrenaline flowing because it's Griz country, the game opportunities as far as Muleys and Elk are phenomenal, and when you're not hunting you can fish the high mountain basin lakes for Brookies. If you've ever been there you know what I'm talkin about. Heaven on Earth. They'd remember that trip. Give them .44 Ruger Stainless Redhawks for the trip as sidearms while fishing. Griz don't like .44 Redhawks too much.
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Boy, there are some great ideas here..... starting with the gift giving!  I can tell you this as far as uncles go, I've only hunted with one of mine and he's by far my favorite.  Unfortunatly, there is a bit of a family squabble now, and I havn't been able to see him much.  Not that I wouldn't want to, but only chance is at family gatherings that he isn't coming to right now.  Anyway, I have lots of memories of him and they mean way more to me than if he'd give me a gun.  I sure hope we get to do another hunt sometime.
 
If a hunt is out of the question, then I'm torn between a few ideas.  I have 2 BAR's and they are awesome.  If I get another, it's going to be a magnum, most likely a 300WM.  But a rimfire is something they would actually shoot more.  These aren't in the same price range of a BAR, but I have had so much fun with my Savage 9317.  I have the synthetic stock with regular blued barrel.  Ammo is pretty cheap and they flat out shoot!  You could "class" it up some by putting a really nice scope on it.  And they are making it in the Classic variation now as well.  Don't get me wrong, its not a Anshutz or even a Browning, but its a nice looking rifle that would be great to shoot!
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They already have a good shotgun and a good rifle.  I would round it out with a good handgun (or two).
 
A .22 for learning and practice (think Ruger in a revolver or auto), and a centerfire for real work (your choice or theirs). 
 
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Timber, I would say take them on a hunt.  I had the privilege of going on a hunt with my uncle.  1st time I went deer hunting.  It was in IA and I used the shotgun I received from my dad.  Memories for a lifetime.  
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