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    It's my anniversary and...

    ...my wife just totally kicks butt.

    She gave me a Steyr Scout rifle (in .308, naturally). I have wanted this gun since it was introduced, but never latched onto one. I had an extra Ching Sling* laying around and mounted it this afternoon. I will mount the Leupold scope shortly, and post pics. Have to pick up some QD rings locally, since I prefer the scope be easily removable.

    I will have to get another Ching Sling eventually, since I only had a tan one around and the black one will go much better with the Steyr's synthetic stock. The sling swivels are the very superior flush-mounted type.

    The trigger is the stuff of a shooter's dreams. The length of pull is adjustable; I removed all the spacers since I prefer a short stock. The integral bipod deploys in a moment. A nifty spare magazine resides in the buttstock. The spring-loaded back-up iron sights are of the ghost ring style; they lay flat, recessed into the action and scope mount until needed.

    The rifle is very light and points more like a bird gun than a rifle. It is VERY fast on target!

    My wife did a very considerable amount of research before buying this for me, and was assisted by forum member Old Padawan and some of the other Galco staff. And here I thought getting her a diamond anniversary band in Afghanistan was tough!

    Now I have a Mauser pseudo-scout I will be looking to sell or trade. Hmmmm, maybe I can swap for a good Marlin lever gun....

    * RIP Eric Ching - may he dwell in Valhalla forever.
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    Congrats Mike on the new .308 Steyr. Sure is nice when you are married to an angel as I got one myself. Good luck with it and give the lady of the house a big hug. Enjoy your time at home.

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    Congratulations on the anniversary.

    Nice to know you've got so much support waiting for you at home.

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    It sounds like you have a good woman Mike. It also sounds like you are home or somehow got your new toy into Afghanistan. Whichever enjoy your aniversary and toy.


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    Quote Originally Posted by TOF View Post
    It sounds like you have a good woman Mike. It also sounds like you are home or somehow got your new toy into Afghanistan. Whichever enjoy your aniversary and toy.


    Thanks to all for the good wishes!

    Yes, I am at home for two weeks R&R. It's been glorious so far.
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    Congratulations on the great wife and rifle. Enjoy your time at home.

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    nice..

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    I mounted the Leupold Scout Scope this morning and posted a pic in the photo section. Sweet!
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    Your a lucky Man. Your wife knows Guns are Forever and Diamonds get lost easily.

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    Congrats Mike. That was a hard secret to keep.
    How did SWMBO like the ring?
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