Need some help explaining this disease to my wife...

Discussion in 'Rifles' started by Parker, Oct 20, 2009.

  1. Parker

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    Howdy y'all, I need some help explaining the firearm disease to my wife. She doesn't quite understand the need for multiple firearms in multiple calibers, and I cannot quite find the words necessary to explain fully. I have a pair of Remington 700s in .270 and 7mm Rem. Mag, and am currently looking to add a Browning X-Bolt Medallion in .308 to my safe, as well as a Ruger SR-556 and a .308 AR build that I am soon to start. None of these purchases effects our finances too much, as I place the necessities before the hobby. My reasoning behind wanting a 5.56 is to get her involved in shooting, as I feel she would enjoy it.

    I tried to explain the .223/5.56 as something I could just randomly go to the range and shoot for the hell of it when the moment came around and possibly setting up as a competition rifle (3 gun maybe?), but again, I can't fully explain.

    Please help me...
     


  2. MadMo44Mag

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    The only TRUE way to explain is through involvement!
    She must be involved in the SHOOTING activity.
    Otherwise, well you may be screwed!
     
  3. Parker

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    Well, yes, I understand that, hence the reason for investing in a .223. I feel it's something that would be easy enough for her to shoot, but still not a .22LR. She's seen me shoot my short barrel .270, and the bruising that occurs after a 60 round sight-in and is kind of scared to even shoot it once.

    Involving her is one of the reasons I want a small caliber rifle.
     
  4. MadMo44Mag

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    Seek out a female shooter at the range.
    She may be able to help with some "Female" type reasoning.
    Remember they come from a different planet!
     
  5. Stumpy

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    I gave up long ago trying to explain that to my mom. Appearantly she thinks that "one size fits all" applies to firearms. I can't get it thru her skull that each one serves a different purpose. She also doesn't understand the need for a bug-out bag.
     
  6. Big country

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    A 60 round sight in!:eek::eek::eek::eek: Was there a 90 MPH cross wind? :rofl: I'm just playin around. My wife asked me the other day "when are we going to shoot your rifle again?" I was shocked. And said "right now come on" she declined but really the only way I got her in is get her to go with me. :happy0001: Good luck.
     
  7. Parker

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    There was a good enough cross wind the other day when I was at Dietz to ensure every round was 1 click right at the end of the day...
     
  8. TxEMTP69

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    Bring her to a meet where there are plenty of others.... I say have someone else teach her how to shoot if she is new, pay money if you have to for a lesson. And there is nothing wrong with a .22lr to have for fun shootin either.
     
  9. Parker

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    I've considered this, but I live in Buda and don't have the time to go out to San Antonio for a meet. I can teach her how to shoot, but I left something out. She's a yankee from Chicago. She still looks at me crazy when I say I'm going out to kill a deer or two.
     
  10. Big country

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    There is one at Lone Star Gun Range on November 8th it's closer than San Antonio. Here is the web sitehttp www.ctxpta.com/ you can get directions on the web site.
     

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