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#4802049 - 01/09/11 09:19 PM Free Scopes- Kids Only
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Some used scopes were delivered by a certain unnamed optics dealer... (wink, wink)... We had hoped for more, but we have what we have...

These scopes will be given to kids, absolutely free, and I pay postage. If you are a kid, or know a kid that needs a scope have them contact me by PM or email.

All I want is a reason why you think I should send you a scope... This is not going to be solely needs-based, nor an English 101 essay-based test. Just send me a brief description of what the scope is needed for, or why it is needed, or any other reason why I should send you a scope. It might also allow me to pick a better scope for your purposes.

This is not first-come, first-served, but rather you have to make me think I want to send you a scope.

I apologize in advance for not having more scopes and probably do not have enough for all that request one, but 10 scopes will be given away.

Feel free to ask questions here, but you do not gain a thing by posting here... Only the PM or email matters and it will be 100% confidential unless you want to post later about the scope you got.

Again, we had hoped for more, but we have what we have.
art
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#4806626 - 01/10/11 11:38 PM Re: Free Scopes- Kids Only [Re: Sitka deer]
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Sitka,

I've given away some scopes to kids for free on the forum here several times..

its a good feeling..

and you're a good man for doing so!

Good show!
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#4813385 - 01/12/11 06:04 PM Re: Free Scopes- Kids Only [Re: Seafire]
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Thats great of you guys!!
I wish I was a kid!!
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#4819228 - 01/14/11 09:44 AM Re: Free Scopes- Kids Only [Re: CBB]
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As his first job, my 14 year old worked as a trap boy at a local gun club this past summer and saved nearly everything he earned which I have to admit somewhat surprised me. After borrowing his grandfather's rifle for his hunt he decided to spend his money and purchased a .270 rifle of his very own. Now he is saving up to purchase a scope so he can actually shoot it as it didn't come with sights.

I will tell him about your generous offer and see what he comes up with.

Quite a gesture on your part.

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#4819618 - 01/14/11 12:00 PM Re: Free Scopes- Kids Only [Re: Sitka deer]
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very cool.
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#4821862 - 01/15/11 12:31 AM Re: Free Scopes- Kids Only [Re: northern_dave]
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I am nothing more than the messenger... the real good guy is the nameless scope provider/retailer/all around good guy... And I get to make kids happy.
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#4952527 - 02/18/11 01:05 AM Re: Free Scopes- Kids Only [Re: Sitka deer]
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All of the kids that have responded will get scopes... Some have already gotten them, but the rest will start receiving them in the next few days.
thanks for your patience!
art
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#4952533 - 02/18/11 01:19 AM Re: Free Scopes- Kids Only [Re: Sitka deer]
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Way to go Art.

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#4974238 - 02/23/11 06:19 PM Re: Free Scopes- Kids Only [Re: Karnis]
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I have a 2-7 Redfield I would like to put into the mix..nice,clean,no junk,same rules apply as the OP...
this is an extra,no money needed and I hope will help some young hunter to get on his/her way.....rifle
Contact me by PM
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#4983437 - 02/26/11 12:04 AM Re: Free Scopes- Kids Only [Re: rifle]
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rifle
If no one has contacted you about this please let me know and I will give you an address of one that has contacted me...

It will help a great deal and I will explain why by PM... If the scope is spoken for all I can say is thank you for supporting the good idea!
thanks again!
art
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#4983470 - 02/26/11 02:38 AM Re: Free Scopes- Kids Only [Re: Sitka deer]
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Sitka deer..send me an address and name and it's on the way!!
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#4989061 - 02/27/11 01:28 PM Re: Free Scopes- Kids Only [Re: rifle]
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I ask to buy a scope for a young man with a dead beat dad and a forum member offered to him for free. There are truly some great guys on this forum. I applaud you all for having such a big heart.

Reggie

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#5021328 - 03/08/11 09:46 AM Re: Free Scopes- Kids Only [Re: Sitka deer]
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Art, there's a pretty excited 13 yr old in Northern Mn right now. He sent me a txt message today, said he heard from you in a PM.

Big thanks to you and your optics dealer.
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#5021781 - 03/08/11 12:02 PM Re: Free Scopes- Kids Only [Re: northern_dave]
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Art,my young hunter was delivered his scope as well. I got a nice email from him.Thanks for setting this up!
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#5056082 - 03/18/11 01:24 AM Re: Free Scopes- Kids Only [Re: rifle]
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This thread show the great quality of folks that this forum attracts...

Good show for " rifle" and "sitka Deer"...
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#5060145 - 03/19/11 08:21 AM Re: Free Scopes- Kids Only [Re: Seafire]
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Amen to that!

Dober
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#5061750 - 03/19/11 05:56 PM Re: Free Scopes- Kids Only [Re: Mark R Dobrenski]
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Great job you guys. This is the kind of thing I love about this forum. I applaud all of you.
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#5062561 - 03/19/11 11:49 PM Re: Free Scopes- Kids Only [Re: Seafire]
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There are a few kids I have sent PMs to for addresses and have not gotten them... If we have already talked and you do not have a scope please check your PM box..
art
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#5086145 - 03/26/11 08:35 PM Re: Free Scopes- Kids Only [Re: Sitka deer]
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My boy got a package in the mail today, very nice! Happy kid.

Thanks man, very cool.
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#5086196 - 03/26/11 09:14 PM Re: Free Scopes- Kids Only [Re: northern_dave]
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Happy to hear it! There is just one box left unaccounted for but there have been well over 30 scopes arriving in kid hands... and several came from members that just sent them on and did not want to be named.

Thanks to all, especially that GR8, humble scope guy that does not want to be mentioned.
art
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#5086249 - 03/26/11 09:48 PM Re: Free Scopes- Kids Only [Re: Sitka deer]
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Hi my name is Seth.Thank you for the scopes.I love them.Maby I will see you some time. cool



Edited by deg967 (03/26/11 09:49 PM)

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#5089219 - 03/27/11 08:28 PM Re: Free Scopes- Kids Only [Re: Sitka deer]
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Thanks - Michael opened a package that arrived for him while we were gone this weekend... laugh
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#5090519 - 03/28/11 10:44 AM Re: Free Scopes- Kids Only [Re: Sitka deer]
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There was a pair of them in the box that came to my boy.

My daughter immediately called dibs on whichever one he wasn't going to use on his 9422M. She's going to put it on her pink laminate 10/22.

grin
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#5091259 - 03/28/11 02:52 PM Re: Free Scopes- Kids Only [Re: northern_dave]
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Thanks all, happy to see they made it!
art
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#5095773 - 03/29/11 06:19 PM Re: Free Scopes- Kids Only [Re: Sitka deer]
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hey if i may jump on this wagon a bit i have available if it is needed by any of these kids a 2 piece Leupold base, and Leupold rings for a Browning A-Bolt (came off a micro) they are mat finish an i would ship them to any kid who has a need for them. it is only one set though. all i ask is that they be used for some kids rifle and not for some sort of E-Bay flip. i'll hold this offer open until it get's filled. no need for an essay, but if there is more than one kid out there looking for rings and bases for an A-Bolt i'll take names posted here for a while then draw one winner out of a hat. just like to give everyone a chance within reason to see it and get a chance on it.
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#5255684 - 05/20/11 11:18 AM Re: Free Scopes- Kids Only [Re: JimHnSTL]
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Realize this thread is a few months old

If there's still any available I have an 11 year old niece and an 11 year old nephew "Holly & Garrett"(different parents) who spend a lot of time here in SD with my folks and myself over the summers.

Been on a recent bidding/search for a Marlin Bolt action .22 for them to use and could put a scope to good use for either of them. Added bonus, new girlfriend is also gaining interest in shooting.

Regardless, this is a great forum and a lot of good people abound on here.
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#5260024 - 05/21/11 05:11 PM Re: Free Scopes- Kids Only [Re: cal74]
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There may be more coming and I will keep them in mind if they do make it. I mailed out over 30 scopes so far. The "source" is the good guy, I am just making the connections easy.
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#5260278 - 05/21/11 06:30 PM Re: Free Scopes- Kids Only [Re: Sitka deer]
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Originally Posted By: Sitka deer
Happy to hear it! There is just one box left unaccounted for but there have been well over 30 scopes arriving in kid hands... and several came from members that just sent them on and did not want to be named.

Thanks to all, especially that GR8, humble scope guy that does not want to be mentioned.
art


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#5260816 - 05/22/11 12:40 AM Re: Free Scopes- Kids Only [Re: Oakster]
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No, that's double-top-secret... Surely you have not figured that out yet! wink
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#5267607 - 05/24/11 10:39 AM Re: Free Scopes- Kids Only [Re: Sitka deer]
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Originally Posted By: Sitka deer
There may be more coming and I will keep them in mind if they do make it. I mailed out over 30 scopes so far. The "source" is the good guy, I am just making the connections easy.



Thanks...


Here would be a potential beneficiary "Holly". I'd kidnap her in a heartbeat if her mom would let me.
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#5296049 - 06/02/11 10:42 AM Re: Free Scopes- Kids Only [Re: cal74]
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Sounds like the Kids are set-up, thanks 24hourcampfire.....
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#5305494 - 06/05/11 02:32 PM Re: Free Scopes- Kids Only [Re: cal74]
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Cal,

The kids at my hunt club were beneficiaries Of this tremendous gesture by Mr. Sitka and GR8 smile

I do happen to have 1 of the scopes I received with no rifle as yet....if you're interested in it please shoot me a PM and I'll pass it along.

It is a Simmons 8 Point 3x-9x in really good shape.

Robert


Edited by Bruzer (06/05/11 02:33 PM)
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#5403396 - 07/08/11 05:55 PM Re: Free Scopes- Kids Only [Re: Bruzer]
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If any kid needs one,post up,I've got an extra again!
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#5414611 - 07/12/11 01:14 PM Re: Free Scopes- Kids Only [Re: rifle]
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Another one shipped out today!
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#5460752 - 07/26/11 11:37 PM Re: Free Scopes- Kids Only [Re: rifle]
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I have a surplus 1.5 x 5 Tasco that would be available to a worth while home for a young shooter.. courtesy of some young shooters here in Oregon, that got a scope upgrade... on a rifle that was originally a gift by Archie on the forum here...

there is a 10/22 wood stock that is also available to a youth needing one...

again, courtesy of Archie for some of the boys here locally...
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#5666890 - 09/29/11 10:52 PM Re: Free Scopes- Kids Only [Re: Seafire]
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A Simmons 4x32, duplex, is available if a kid needs one.
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#5834642 - 11/21/11 05:24 PM Re: Free Scopes- Kids Only [Re: Sitka deer]
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My wife's sister has a step-son. He is 19 now. When he was 17, he broke his neck while diving in a local lake. He has a very nice Winchester 308 with a heavy barrel and a flat bottomed fore end. I saw him asking around if anyone had a scope that he could borrow on Facebook. I loaned him a scope to use until the new scope that I bought him arrived. He has minimal use of his hands, as he is almost entirely paralyzed from his lower neck down. His family has been through a lot of tough times with all of the PT trips and having to buy a special van to get him to school, etc. I think his dad's pride was some what hurt when I got him the new scope. His rifle prints small clover leafs at 100 yards. He will deer hunt this year. I can hardly wait for his first post-accident kill.

When we all gathered for a family dinner for my in-laws anniversary, I got in line behind his dad, Ronnie. I told him that I had remembered that once, many years ago, I had spent every last dollar that I could spare to buy my oldest son his first deer rifle when he was ten. The problem was that I couldn't even afford a box of shells for him to hunt with it, much less get it sighted in. I reminded Ronnie that it was he, who out of the goodness of his heart, brought over a box with at least 200 rounds for us that deer season. I told him that I had wanted to do something for him ever since then, and that was what went through my mind when Cody asked for a scope on Facebook. His pride was no longer injured. He smiled like he had just got to spank M. Obama really hard.

BTW, our community is raising money so that Cody can compete in the handi-capped Olympics wheel chair race. We're getting him a special 3 wheeled racer. This kid was always wide open...he still is.

I think it's great what you are all doing to further our sport through your giving. Thanks for all that you do.

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#5871171 - 12/02/11 06:05 AM Re: Free Scopes- Kids Only [Re: LongRanger280]
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I have one I am not going to use. It is a Simmons 3-9x50.
Free to a deserving kid. PM me with details....
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#5937031 - 12/19/11 01:25 AM Re: Free Scopes- Kids Only [Re: LongRanger280]
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Originally Posted By: LongRanger280
My wife's sister has a step-son. He is 19 now. When he was 17, he broke his neck while diving in a local lake. He has a very nice Winchester 308 with a heavy barrel and a flat bottomed fore end. I saw him asking around if anyone had a scope that he could borrow on Facebook. I loaned him a scope to use until the new scope that I bought him arrived. He has minimal use of his hands, as he is almost entirely paralyzed from his lower neck down. His family has been through a lot of tough times with all of the PT trips and having to buy a special van to get him to school, etc. I think his dad's pride was some what hurt when I got him the new scope. His rifle prints small clover leafs at 100 yards. He will deer hunt this year. I can hardly wait for his first post-accident kill.

When we all gathered for a family dinner for my in-laws anniversary, I got in line behind his dad, Ronnie. I told him that I had remembered that once, many years ago, I had spent every last dollar that I could spare to buy my oldest son his first deer rifle when he was ten. The problem was that I couldn't even afford a box of shells for him to hunt with it, much less get it sighted in. I reminded Ronnie that it was he, who out of the goodness of his heart, brought over a box with at least 200 rounds for us that deer season. I told him that I had wanted to do something for him ever since then, and that was what went through my mind when Cody asked for a scope on Facebook. His pride was no longer injured. He smiled like he had just got to spank M. Obama really hard.

BTW, our community is raising money so that Cody can compete in the handi-capped Olympics wheel chair race. We're getting him a special 3 wheeled racer. This kid was always wide open...he still is.

I think it's great what you are all doing to further our sport through your giving. Thanks for all that you do.


what a heart warming story... thanks for sharing!

prayers for the young man's recovery someday..
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