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The Bushnell scope it came with isn't bad, but I'll look into the Nikon line, as well. Before I tread down that path, I think I should spend some time with it at the range and see what it can do. There's no point in spending a bunch on fine optics if I'm not a good enough shooter to tell the difference. I haven't seen any high capacity magazines for it, but I haven't spent a lot of time looking yet, either. Discovering - after the purchase - that my favorite Browning BLR in .243 is in fact available, I'm tempted to start saving for that one and resell the bolt action Savage. I really don't like bolt actions, for some reason, and the Browning I used to have was one very sweet shooter!
First off, though, I'm looking to get a rock chucker turret rig and start reloading the .243 and 9 mm calibers. The cost of ammunition is ridiculous, and I can't find the cheap Russian 7.62x39 stuff for my AK-47 and SKS anymore. I may just sell them before they become illegal anyway, since I can't afford to feed them, and I can't re-prime those silly cartridges.
Just watched Carrie, and it's one of the best movies I've seen in a while. That's impressive, considering it was made in 1976. Looks like there will be a new one this year too. Dune also comes to mind (1984) as a fantastic old movie.
I just jumped to the center of the movie (Amazon Prime members can stream it for free) and watched the poisonous deadly snake scene. Went a bit like this:
Guy: What's that?
Trio: A box with a deadly snake.
Guy: Lies! I'm going to figure out how to open it.
Trio: *Spends a couple minutes debating slowly how to convince the guy.*
Humphrey: "He already knows."
I really like the original too. I ought to keep an eye out for it in the bargain DVD bins, as I've never seen an unedited version of it (you can tell it's been cut for time when it's shown on TV).
Despite my better judgement, I liked the Tom Cruise 're-make' as well. They told a good story, and he played the part well. It's just too bad the aliens didn't kill him off in that one before some moron had the bright idea of having him play Jack Reacher.