rigby 9.3x74r bolt action for finn's christmas present 2012

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  1. spike.t

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    paul not had a chance for him to try it as the weather has been wet and cr-p. it is a well balanced comfortable rifle. in fact when i picked it up i had forgotten how nice it was, and shame on me nearly thought about keeping it for me!!!:eek: i told finn this and now he keeps asking how jealous i am!!!! :monkey: will probably use my favourite 293grn rws factory loads which the irons are set for, but when the scope is sorted will try some lighter bullets to give him a bit more range. :beer:
     

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    hey spike,
    how did finn's first shoot go with his new addition?

    when are you next out?

    hope all is well

    cheers
     

  3. spike.t

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    hi pete still waiting for a dry saturday, only day range is open.......we arrive on sat 30th march for 11 days. gonna come pay us a visit? :beer:
     

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    i will definately pop in if i am not up at Tanganyika
     

  5. spike.t

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    gun dealer santa has delivered to finn again :A Yeah: he managed to find a browning superposed 12 bore A1 105 special skeet gun . this is the same as my father bought me in 1974 (year mine was made) this one was made in 1975 and is in near mint condition :A Thumbs Up:

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    Congrats Mike!

    I really love the way that room is decorated! That big warthog in the background there, is a terrific trophy!
     
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    No doubt about you Spike, you're a class act Father (y)

    Owning a beautiful gun is certainly a special thing, but having it given to you by your Dad adds a certain irreplaceable "provenance" that makes it priceless.

    Finn will get a lifetime of enjoyable shooting from that 12 bore and will forever be reminded of his bond with his Father when he does so. You can't buy THAT with money !

    Congrats to both of you and may you both enjoy a lifetime of memories together enjoying your hunting and shooting (y)
     
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    That's a fine gun Mike Santa is good to Finn.
     
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    definitely , dad of the year again , cobb.......
     
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    eric the pig is from tanzania in 1989. where we are is not really a room . "the bar"is behind me and down the other end is the dining room. the wall behind finn is the old exterior wall, and the floor to ceiling windows you can see behind the table continue round the whole front on my right to the bar with opening doors onto a seating area overlooking the bay. its great being a georgian age house as the ceilings are very high, so great for putting some trophies on the wall, and for fitting the pole on the dance floor ;)
     

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    +1 :A Clapping::D Cheers:
     

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    Great looking rifle!
    Congrats Finn and treat it well!
     

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    took finn up to the clay club last wed and he shot the browning very well for the 1st time. hit 40 out of 50 on the mini sporting layout :)
     
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    Great rifle and greate story. Congrats.
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    Mike, if your like me its hard to remember the Christmas presents I got as a youngster. Very few stand out over the years. The 9.3 and 12b will be remembered by Finn long after you are gone. Great job making memories with your son!(y)

    All the best.
     
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    Few stand out and even fewer are kept over time. These will do both! Very, very cool.
     
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    I am guilty of the 11th commandment...................Though shalt not covert thy neighbours rifle..................sigh:sick:
    Beautiful rifle
    Be safe
    Russel
     
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    ..it helps, of course, if you're a multi-millionaire.. ;)
     
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