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    Talking Well guys, I'm engaged

    So, I am now happily engaged to a wonderful gun loving, motorcycle riding 24 year old lady (I'm 23, she's robbing the cradle, lol). Anyway, after much thought I finally figured out how to propose. I stashed the ring (a 80 year old family heirloom) about halfway down in a bulk pack of Winchester .22's. We were out plinking (me with my Remington 341P, old but still great and her with her Savage MKII) and she was grabbing handfuls of ammo, loading her mags. After around 70 rounds or so she scooped up another handful of .22's..... and the ring. She didnt even notice it until she tried loading the diamond ring into the magazine. She just sat there, staring at it, with a very perplexed look on her face like "this wont fit in the mag?!?". I just looked at her, already on my knees from shooting prone and said "Will you?" She said yes. Needless to say she was shaking a little too much after that to continue shooting. My parents witnessed it all from inside their house. We walked from the family range down to the house. I was fine, keeping my composure, not crying....until we walked in and there was dad, sobbing like crazy. That got me, the waterworks were on. Anyway, just figured I would post this up, as it is a testament to the power of plinking.

    Added some pics of her. Ya, she can handle a gun...
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    Congratulations, and a tip of the hat on your creativity! Health and happiness to you both now and in the future.
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    Congrats!! Sounds like she's a keeper.

    I let a you man about your age use my deer stand after I got my deer. I went out to check on him after I heard shots and saw him and his buddy dragging the deer back to the truck. Turns out his "buddy" was a nice young lady who proceeded to field dress the deer while we were talking. I told him that he should get a ring on her finger pretty quickly!!

    Congrats again!

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    Congratulations!

    I dunno about this young generation though ... going out and shooting together before you're even engaged, let alone married
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    Congrats! I guess that's one great thing to be thankful for on Thanksgiving!

    A woman who shoots and likes motorcycles is a rare and wonderful companion indeed!

    Best of luck to you both!
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    Congrats...

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    Oh, that is so touching and sweet and romantic. You 'spose Oprah would like to put that story on her show?

    But seriously, folks... congratulations!

    Wotta story! Grandchildrenworthy.

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    Congrats on the new engagement. Enjoy your shooting life together.
    Last edited by Srigs; November 29th, 2008 at 09:09 AM.
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    What a grand way to propose marriage!
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    Are you going to register at the local gun shop?

    Before I forget, PLEASE don't start a "What caliber for a wedding" thread.
    Last edited by wideym; November 27th, 2008 at 09:28 PM. Reason: added content

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    I was gonna reply with something snide as only a true curmudgeon could, having been through the mill many times with the wrong gal, then I saw her picture......so congratulations sonny, I hope the two of you will make each other happy.

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    Brilliant. I don't see how you could have done it better.
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    Congratulations!

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    Shotgun wedding....in a GOOD WAY!

    CONGRATS!!!!!
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    Nice ammo.

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    Congratulations!!

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    Good luck..

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    Congratulations. Looks like you have a fine match.

    That got me, the waterworks were on
    Dude! You just admitted to crying. Go sit in the corner.

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    Congratulations!

    and what a great way to propose.

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    Congrats
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    Just remember that marriage is a 60/40 thing, sometimes your 60, sometimes your 40. Knowing what your percentage is at any given time is key!

    Congratulations, she's purty!

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    congrats and what a great story!
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    Congrats and best wishes for a long and happy marriage!
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    RUN AWAY!!! RUN AWAY !!!!!

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