Dad's been threatenin' to haul his ashes out west and whack an elk for as many years as I can recall. Two years back, he finally got the process started by gettin' in touch with an outfitter and puttin' in for preference points. Basically, as soon as he draws, he's finally goin'.
He won an beautiful Remington 700 Mountain Rifle in .300RUM in a gun drawin' many years back, and it's just been sittin' in the safe, waitin' for the day to come when he draws. He never bothered to put a scope on it, so I got the brilliant idea to get Mom and the brothers together and take care of that for him.
I did some research, figgered how much money we could put together and we got it done. We topped it off with a Leupold VXII 4-12x40 in matchin' stainless finish, and mounted it with a good, strong DNZ Game Reaper in matchin' finish. I may be biased, but it looks damn good. The ol' man was purty tickled come Christmas mornin' when he unzipped that case.
Now, we just gotta convince him to put a muzzle brake on that cannon and actually practice with it before he goes out...