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Clarkw

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New to the nation
« on: May 20, 2015, 01:25:18 PM »
Hi all,

Please allow me to introduce myself in the most appropriate way.  I have recently celebrated my one year anniversary with my wife.  She introduced me to four legged game hunting while dating. (grew up bird hunting).  I started my career with a used Remmington 700 in  .270 , redfield 3x9 scope.  After two years and several successful hunts, I told her I wanted to make lots of improvements to my rifle. (new scope, trigger work, float the barrel)  So I started researching and talking with a close friend about what I am finding/ hoping to do.

I mention the anniversary because she tells me year one anniversary gifts are paper.  I buy into this and make all kinds of effort to follow the rules.  Well, I come home after celebrating over dinner to a large box in my bedroom.  I look at her and say what is this.  She said I should open it.  Mind you, the big box was not there when we walked out the door.  I open the box and discover a pelican travel case.  I am stunned and very excited.  I thank her and start to move on.  She asks, aren't you going to open the case.  So, I do and to my amazement, there is a Mark V Accumark in .270 with a Leupold VX-3 4.5x14 in the case.  my jaw hits the floor.  Speechless! 

So, I have signed up on this forum and have read tons.  Nice to meet y'all.

Clark
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Re: New to the nation
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2015, 01:51:14 PM »
You better love that woman big time. How in the world is she going to top that. That is a great surprise. I have bought my wife so many great gifts I can't think of anything to get her anymore. Either that or I grew up to be stupid. It sounds like you have a great wife and you better use your imagination for her gifts in the years to come.

Re: New to the nation
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2015, 01:58:48 PM »
First off, I'll say, don't you ever let that girl go, great rifle choice, great caliber choice, great scope choice, and to top it off its protected by a Pelican case!! Very nice!!
Secondly, welcome to the Nation, this place is full of very knowledgable/helpful guys.
You'll be addicted shortly.
There's only one bad thing about owning a Weatherby, they are very addicting, can't ever have just one, good luck!
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Re: New to the nation
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2015, 02:05:24 PM »
Welcome the Nation Clark.  I hope you enjoy your new Accumark for years to come.  Glad to hear your woman has great taste :)

Good shooting,

Adam

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Re: New to the nation
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2015, 04:26:17 PM »
WOW!!!!!!  Welcome to the nation!!!!!

You my friend, are a very lucky man, and like many have said you have a wonderful wife and don't let her go.  She obviously has great taste in firearms, so I think you need to buy her a matching Weatherby Accumark maybe in 257 Weatherby..  ;D....LOL!!!!!

Again, congrats and welcome to the nation. 

Oh, and before I forget, there is no cure for the Weatherby addiction, you'll be dreaming of which other Weatherby to buy, and before you know it, you'll have a safe full of them.  ;D

Re: New to the nation
« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2015, 04:51:01 PM »
Clark, was that a 270 Weatherby or 270 Win, just curious?

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« Reply #6 on: May 20, 2015, 07:18:35 PM »
Well Clark I have one question for you.... Does your wife have a twin sister that is single???  ;D

Anyway, welcome to the nation and congrats on getting one of THE BEST hunting rifles available. It sounds like a perfect setup that will provide you with years of enjoyment. And like others have said you will soon find yourself craving more Weathersby's.

Happy hunting,

Cheers,

Brett 
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Re: New to the nation
« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2015, 07:53:45 PM »
Welcome to Weatherby Nation Clark
That is A Awsome story for sure. Thank you for sharing it with us. Im sure it will serve you well for the rest of your life. And may that be A very long time.
Mark

Re: New to the nation
« Reply #8 on: May 20, 2015, 08:56:53 PM »
Congrats.Let us know how your rifle shoots.
Roger
Faster horses,younger women,older whiskey,and more money.

GTOM

Re: New to the nation
« Reply #9 on: May 21, 2015, 06:16:05 AM »
Welcome to the nation!

Great story - if that is how you have started your married life you surely are going to be very happy in the coming years  ;D

I was lucky enough to get a 270 accumark for my birthday last year, which was a gift from my wife to whom I have now been married for 29 years.  Seems like yesterday we were saying our vows.  BTW my profile pic is the 3 shot group I got out of the box with factory ammo after the break-in.

Hope you are as happy with yours as I am with mine (both wife and rifle)  ;)

Long life and good hunting.
Per Ardua Ad Astra (through adversity to the stars) Motto of the Royal Air Force.

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Re: New to the nation
« Reply #10 on: May 21, 2015, 07:09:20 AM »
Clark, was that a 270 Weatherby or 270 Win, just curious?
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Thanks for all the welcome replies.  Excited to be here. 

The rifle is .270 Win.

Clark
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Re: New to the nation
« Reply #11 on: May 21, 2015, 01:15:39 PM »
Nice, great cartridge either way!

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Re: New to the nation
« Reply #12 on: May 21, 2015, 01:34:29 PM »
Welcome and thanks for sharing, To hear that was heart warming. Nice wife. Its easy to see that she knows her guns.

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Re: New to the nation
« Reply #13 on: May 21, 2015, 02:01:18 PM »
Welcome to the best firearms forum on the inter-web. You have a great rifle and an wife who appreciates great stuff.
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Re: New to the nation
« Reply #14 on: May 21, 2015, 05:11:53 PM »
YOU, my friend, are one VERY lucky fellow!
Welcome aboard.
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