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Convince dad he doesn't need a 10-40x56 for AR-10 Carbine...

 
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Old 03-15-2013, 08:53 AM
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Re: Convince dad he doesn't need a 10-40x56 for AR-10 Carbine...

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He tells me that he is looking to pick up an AR-10 from a friend, and is looking to put an AIM Sports 10-40x56 for $100 on it because he wants to use it for praire dogs. I told him I have a Mueller 8.5-25, and a BSA 8-32 that he can use, but he is set on it.

Do you just let them do what they want, or do you try to reason with them?

I do not know your dad but I bet he says things just like this to you

Reading your posts .You guys sound like Fathers instead of Sons

Let your Dads have their way, remember all the times that they let you have yours!
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Old 03-15-2013, 09:03 AM
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Re: Convince dad he doesn't need a 10-40x56 for AR-10 Carbine...

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I am with VarmitH8tr. Buy the scope and make sure it is mounted correctly and take him to the range to sight it in. Enjoy the day together. Atleast you will be out together shooting. When he decides he needs something better put it back in the box and sell it for $50 at the next gun show.
Agreed. Or just stick on a .22 or .17HMR after he gets something better. That's what I do. When I buy something nicer for one of my centerfire's, it goes down the chain a notch. If I replaced my Zeiss on my Sendero with a NF, the Zeiss gets put on the Browning, the Kahles on the Browning gets put on something else, etc, etc....
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Re: Convince dad he doesn't need a 10-40x56 for AR-10 Carbine...

There is that nasty "need" word again. With my youngest finishing college this year, this dads going with "want" every time he can.
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Old 03-15-2013, 11:56 AM
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Re: Convince dad he doesn't need a 10-40x56 for AR-10 Carbine...

Well my dad is a minimalist. He's had the same no name 25 dollar Japanese scope on his Winchester model 94 since 1978. He's killed plenty of deer with it and sees no reason to change it but when I put one of my Mark AR's, my Viper PST or my Weaver classic next to him he's just amazed at how clear they are. That's why over the past few years I've slowly been replacing his scopes with some Nikon Monarchs. They make great gifts and he's amazed at how well he can see even though his vision is declining. Nonetheless, If he wants to buy that scope let him, get some range time with him, and enjoy.
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Re: Convince dad he doesn't need a 10-40x56 for AR-10 Carbine...

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Well my dad is a minimalist. He's had the same no name 25 dollar Japanese scope on his Winchester model 94 since 1978. He's killed plenty of deer with it and sees no reason to change it but when I put one of my Mark AR's, my Viper PST or my Weaver classic next to him he's just amazed at how clear they are. That's why over the past few years I've slowly been replacing his scopes with some Nikon Monarchs. They make great gifts and he's amazed at how well he can see even though his vision is declining. Nonetheless, If he wants to buy that scope let him, get some range time with him, and enjoy.
My dad is the same way... I had to literally "steal" his old 70's Marlin .30-30 and remove the old Galaxy scope that was on it when he bought it (in the 70's), and put a Tasco EXP (high-end Tasco) that I had sitting around the safe, on it. That Galaxy scope was so old and cheap that all the nitrogen had escaped it, and it would fog up as soon as you pulled it out of the truck on a cool day. LOL He would also still shoot his antique boxes of Remington Core-Lokt SP ammo for it, even though I bought him 4 boxes of Hornady LeverEvolution and sighted it in for him.... You can't fix old school mentality. I've learned that over the years.

I had to remove one of the Simmons Aetec scopes off his 7Mag and put one of mine (Nitrex) on top of it, b/c the recoil was knocking the cross-hairs out after every shot. He said, "Thanks, but that was unnecessary....It's not like I ever shoot it, anyway..." I just had to shake my head, laugh, and walk off on that one. Try to do right after all these years, from him buying me all the gun stuff I wanted, and he just shrugs it off....But that's just his way. I know he appreciates it, but sometimes it seems impossible to help the man out, b/c he's so hard-headed, stubborn, and set in his ways.
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Re: Convince dad he doesn't need a 10-40x56 for AR-10 Carbine...

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I know he appreciates it, but sometimes it seems impossible to help the man out, b/c he's so hard-headed, stubborn, and set in his ways.
That is too funny! Circle of life:

Teenager: you know everything
Mid-life: realize you don't know s**t
Old: you know everything again

I often tell my dad that when I look back I realize he was always right when I was a teen, and I was so sure he was wrong. Decided not to tell him that's how he is now!!
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Re: Convince dad he doesn't need a 10-40x56 for AR-10 Carbine...

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That is too funny! Circle of life:

Teenager: you know everything
Mid-life: realize you don't know s**t
Old: you know everything again

I often tell my dad that when I look back I realize he was always right when I was a teen, and I was so sure he was wrong. Decided not to tell him that's how he is now!!
Heard that!
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"Give me a minute...I'm good. Give me an hour...I'm great. Give me 6 months...And I'm unbeatable." - Col. Hannibal Smith

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The 284 is to the STW what a tricycle is to a Ninja.
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