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    As Christmas nears, I've been thinking about some of the best hunting-related gifts I ever got (I lived in Alaska until I was 12). The single shot Remington .22 rifle I received when I was 6 takes the cake, I still have the old wrinkled polaroid shot of me holding that gun! When I was 9, I got a pair of synthetic snowshoes that I used all winter to chase snowshoe rabbits. I also got a combo knife/hatchet set one year.

    Those are the favorites I remember - how about some of you guys and gals, what were the best gifts you recall?

    Merry Christmas to all,

    Michael

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    Default this year!

    I think mine will be this year when my wife thinks she is suprising me with a Swarivski spotting scope, but I snuck in the closet..hehe

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    Talking this year might take the cake

    Ooohh Yeah , This year my old man is planning our trip to Montana for Muledeer and Elk . I dont know if it will get better than that for awhile. The only Bummer is I have to wait till next November to open it :]
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    Default staying warm and dry

    i like quality reliable garments that will keep me warm and dry in the field. i think that is the best gift a sportsman can receive.

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    MtCop,

    That's what you get for peeking - that's your WIFE's spotting scope, it's the new birdwatching model especially for Alaska!

    Michael

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    I already got mine and its a pretty damm good one. Course momma wants to wrap it up, but I hid it from her. he he he




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    A 20 ga pump shotgun when I was 13 or 14. It was "my" first weapon. Before that I used single shot ones "owned" by my grandfather.

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    Talking Best hunting xmas gift

    Would have to say this years gift,a brand new win model 70 classic stainless cal 375H&H!

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    mdhunter,

    Thats not even right...Now I can't sleep. I will be like a 6 year old on x-mas morning. First one up with tri-pod in hand.

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    Mine will be next Christmas when my sons will be home to enjoy it.

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    Default My first new rifle

    In 1985, my dad had a brand new .270 Remington 7600 under the couch since October. Christmas morning he said to look under the couch. I was 16, probably acted about 5, haha. Still have the gun too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by svehunter View Post
    Would have to say this years gift,a brand new win model 70 classic stainless cal 375H&H!
    I got one of these too. Hope yours works as good as mine. It's smooth action operates like greased bearings. Much smoother than any other new model bolt-actions I've felt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chignik View Post
    I got one of these too. Hope yours works as good as mine. It's smooth action operates like greased bearings. Much smoother than any other new model bolt-actions I've felt.
    Sure do!The model 70 is gotta be one of the best bolt actions ever!
    Merry Christmas!

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    I enjoy the giving part much more than the receiving.

    That said, my favorite received gift was an empty soup can decorated my my young daughter to be used as a pencil holder. That was about 15 years ago. I can buy guns and scopes and lots of other stuff. I'd never be able to replace that soup can.

    Life's treasures rarely come with price tags on them.

    Merry Christmas.

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    Thumbs up win model 70 classic stainless

    Quote Originally Posted by svehunter View Post
    Would have to say this years gift,a brand new win model 70 classic stainless cal 375H&H!
    that gun is a highly sought after commodity right now. it is basically a collectors item, especially if yours has the b.o.s.s. system on it.

    the stock is a cheap injection molded p.o.s.. the rest of the gun is great. they do not make them like that anymore.

    i have the same gun with b.o.s.s. in .30-06 i ordered back before they even came out in 1995. i knew it would be a winner. the action is as slick as a duck's ass. i would go up against anything with that gun. 3 shots 5/8" with factory ammo at 100 yds. custom gun performance at a factory gun price.

    i hope you enjoy your gift for many years.

    merry x mas

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    Quote Originally Posted by svehunter View Post
    Would have to say this years gift,a brand new win model 70 classic stainless cal 375H&H!
    I got the same thing and I got mine early! I love it.

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    matt;

    enjoy your x mas gift. i am sure you will like it and keep it for a long time. i know i will never sell mine. a great gun to hand down. winchester is no more...

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    Default God Bless em!

    Quote Originally Posted by AlleninAlaska View Post
    Mine will be next Christmas when my sons will be home to enjoy it.
    Sounds like an incredible well deserved hunting trip comin up!
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    Quote Originally Posted by cold zero View Post
    that gun is a highly sought after commodity right now. it is basically a collectors item, especially if yours has the b.o.s.s. system on it.

    the stock is a cheap injection molded p.o.s.. the rest of the gun is great. they do not make them like that anymore.

    i have the same gun with b.o.s.s. in .30-06 i ordered back before they even came out in 1995. i knew it would be a winner. the action is as slick as a duck's ass. i would go up against anything with that gun. 3 shots 5/8" with factory ammo at 100 yds. custom gun performance at a factory gun price.

    i hope you enjoy your gift for many years.

    merry x mas
    Thank you,dont have the boss system but still a very nice rifle

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