26 October 2012

Another Birthday, Another Rifle

Y'all will remember that we gave Samantha a .22 for her 17th birthday, two weeks ago. Our other October girl turned 23 yesterday, so of course the expectations were high.

I believe we managed just fine.

Melanie & her .30-06 boomstick

It's a Savage Axis XP. Entry-level, to be sure, but Mel's first centerfire rifle. This one has a detachable, four-round box magazine and a 3-9x40 scope.

It's just under 44" long, with a 22" barrel, and weighs 6.5 lbs unloaded. We're heading back to the Birchwood Range this weekend so she can break it in.

She's a happy camper. For that matter, so's her dad.  :^)

14 comments:

ProudHillbilly said...

Nice!

Rev. Paul said...

Thanks!

Keads said...

What PH said! Nice!

Rev. Paul said...

Thank you, sir.

Graybeard said...

Super gift, Rev. Paul.

I keep hearing that Savages are the most accurate factory rifles out of the box these days, but I don't know if that applies to all models. Let us know how it works out for her.

Rev. Paul said...

Graybeard, will do. The owner's manual says the scope was "bore-sighted at the factory", so we'll have a pretty good idea this weekend. Stay tuned for AAR.

DR said...

Another great gift. Someone is trying for father of the year.

If you are going to keep this up I don't have a father and I am willing to consider adoption;-)

Rev. Paul said...

DR, that had me laughing out loud; I needed that. :) Srsly though, I'd be proud to have a son like you.

joated said...

Beaut!

Now she can go out and get some caribou!

Rev. Paul said...

Thanks, joated; that's ONE of her goals.

DR said...

Rev. Paul, I can think of no greater compliment. Too bad my own dad didn't feel that way; I never met him.

Make sure you tell your daughters how lucky they are, not every one grows up with a father.

Rev. Paul said...

DR, I will pass that along. And thank you, again.

Jenny said...

That is so very cool!

And yeah... those girls drew some pretty darn lucky straws in the parents God gave 'em to. :)

Rev. Paul said...

Thanks, Jenny. :^)