Re: Convince dad he doesn't need a 10-40x56 for AR-10 Carbine...
I can't help. I tell mine to avoid a certain model because it does not fit his needs and is not his best choice.
He says he wants one so I tell him to save up and I'll help him find a good one when he has (X) amount saved and in the mean time research these and ovoid that one. He calls a week later and says he has that one I warned him about on layaway. You payed how much? (ouch) how you paying that much on your income? Over time, whatever. Calls two weeks later and says he blew his whole months money getting it out and can't afford to shoot it or eat and now needs help fixing stuff that aint broke, changing stuff that should not be changed, etc.etc. Then he fiddles, grinds and polishes on it till it quits working and then calls for help.
I swear I just had to quit talking about it with him. Quit giving advise and quit listening to the plan that he never follows anyway.
Now my brother calls and says "you will not believe what he did to that rifle it will break your heart" STOP, STOP ,Stop I do not want to know...............HE CUT WHAT OFF? ARRRR