Iron Worker, Yes, that is my back yard. Right out the basement door just a few feet from my reloading bench, pretty handy. I told my wife I was building a stone picnic table....... she figured out pretty quick I really built it for a shooting bench
Thanks for all the kind comments. Yep, it is a lot of gun for 14 year old girl, and yep, it is quite a bit of money. The way I look at it, she is 14, and wants to shoot and go hunting with dad. I figure I have 3 or 4 years at best before she is off to college and other interests so I am making every effort to use what time I have with her. Maybe some day when I will likely be dead and gone, she can pass along that rifle to her son or daughter along with a few stories about the hunts she had with dad.