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E.TX.BOWHUNTER 06-10-2021 12:39 PM

Sounds like he could probably use a good knife too. I still have the one my grandfather gave me almost 50 years ago. It is still my favorite and used on every animal I kill. Mine was not engraved but a little can go a long way.

Nova 06-10-2021 02:39 PM

Ruger single six and a case pocket knife

Hoggslayer 06-10-2021 02:52 PM

A good old fashion Snipe hunt is what comes to mind when I here the phrase "right of passage".

ACbob 06-10-2021 03:02 PM

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Originally Posted by GarGuy (Post 15655990)
Remind me to never go to one of your parties.....

Not gonna need to remind me.

Blane 06-10-2021 03:07 PM

Every young man, at least the majority of kids from this site enjoy tending to fires, especially with the Forged in Fire show. Bring a drilled antler and a piece of round stock. Let the boys tend to the fire, heating the steel up to full glow, and turn a 90 on the end. If you understand how to work metal, and have an anvil or piece of I beam to beat on, let them turn parts into square, and then put a twist in it. Once the metal working is done, bring out the antlers and epoxy them on. All the boys get to take home a fire tending stick that they built.

ThisLadyHunts 06-10-2021 03:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GarGuy (Post 15655990)
Remind me to never go to one of your parties.....

Chicken?

ThisLadyHunts 06-10-2021 03:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dale Moser (Post 15656427)
Good lord...some of yall could ruin a good party.


Just take'em to the ranch and do ranch stuff! A new knife, tool, or shootin iron would be cool. But I bet you've got plenty of .22s and stuff, get'em out and let the kids burn ammo and fish...that's what kids want to do. Buy a case of cheap sodas to shake up for targets. Stay up late, eat good, big fire, drink dr pepper....etc.

This sounds like a blast at any age! Of course, it’s all fun and games until you end up with sticky soda hair.

3ChordTruth 06-10-2021 03:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bobc (Post 15656501)
My father gave me a copy of this poem years ago. To this day, I carry it in the visor of my pickup.


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Bobc, I’m guessing as you drive your pickup what’s in that visor often makes you think of the wise, caring father who raised you. Cool story.

Playa, after this weekend hope you and your son can share something like this, good luck.

BowhunterB 06-10-2021 03:59 PM

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Originally Posted by ThisLadyHunts (Post 15656723)
This sounds like a blast at any age! Of course, it’s all fun and games until you end up with sticky soda hair.

or a bamboo stick through your you know what and hanging from the ceiling by your nipples :eek:

ThisLadyHunts 06-10-2021 04:10 PM

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Originally Posted by BowhunterB (Post 15656763)
or a bamboo stick through your you know what and hanging from the ceiling by your nipples :eek:

Lite weight...

Muskles 06-10-2021 04:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Louis (Post 15655899)
Get him a heritage rough rider 22. Great six shooter and won't break the bank.

Surprised it took 25 posts for this suggestion. Both of my boys and I have these. Great little inexpensive pistols.

schmalzy 06-10-2021 06:30 PM

Love the knife idea. With all those young men sounds like a good labor opportunity. I remember being that age and my dad working the brakes off me one Saturday. Paid me 20 bucks and said that I earned it and that men earned their pay. Stuck with me. I think a lot of boys at that age (or at least me) wanted so badly to “be a man” or grown up.

I think it’s absolutely awesome that you’re all in on this and wanting to celebrate and welcome your son to being a man. Might still be a little young, but a copy of “Wild at Heart” with a meaningful inscription from you could be an heirloom. My uncle gave me a copy of “Meditations” by Marcus Aurelius when I graduated high school with a hand written note that it my most prized possession.


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c3products20 06-10-2021 06:50 PM

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Originally Posted by schmalzy (Post 15656893)
Love the knife idea. With all those young men sounds like a good labor opportunity. I remember being that age and my dad working the brakes off me one Saturday. Paid me 20 bucks and said that I earned it and that men earned their pay. Stuck with me. I think a lot of boys at that age (or at least me) wanted so badly to “be a man” or grown up.

I think it’s absolutely awesome that you’re all in on this and wanting to celebrate and welcome your son to being a man. Might still be a little young, but a copy of “Wild at Heart” with a meaningful inscription from you could be an heirloom. My uncle gave me a copy of “Meditations” by Marcus Aurelius when I graduated high school with a hand written note that it my most prized possession.


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Wild at heart is a great book!!!

BowhunterB 06-10-2021 06:59 PM

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Originally Posted by ThisLadyHunts (Post 15656776)
Lite weight...

I better be a lite weight if I'm gonna be hanging by my nipples!

schmalzy 06-10-2021 07:05 PM

Ideas for “rights of passage” for my son & gift suggestions
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by c3products20 (Post 15656910)
Wild at heart is a great book!!!


Agreed. Can change your life for the better if you let it.


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ThisLadyHunts 06-10-2021 07:19 PM

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Originally Posted by BowhunterB (Post 15656923)
I better be a lite weight if I'm gonna be hanging by my nipples!


Hah! Good point!

Roger 06-10-2021 10:40 PM

Another vote for Ruger Single Six. First gun I saved my own money for. Of course dad had to buy it. Very reliable and safer than a semi. I love that pistol. First pistol my son ever shot when he was a little guy.

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Playa 06-11-2021 07:54 AM

Thanks guys, keep it coming, I’m getting some very good ideas!

Smart 06-11-2021 08:32 AM

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Originally Posted by Muskles (Post 15656792)
Surprised it took 25 posts for this suggestion. Both of my boys and I have these. Great little inexpensive pistols.




Agreed..... Good shooters and a great price. Plus you can added a 22 mag cylinder to it for a little more boom. We had similar single action pistols as kids and it was a lot of fun. Heck I bought one a few years back when Academy was offering the Texas flag handled version on sale for $99 and the 22 mag cylinder for $25. It's killed several trapped coons and burned some ammo with the lease kids and adults shooting steel at our camp range.

Gary Roberson 06-11-2021 08:58 AM

I agree with the Ruger wheel guns except I would go with the Single Ten. Similar to the Single Six except this one holds 10.
Adios,
Gary

WRasco 06-11-2021 09:30 AM

Like was already said above. - Rudyard Kipling’s “If–”
One of my favorites... Give me a knot in my stomach every time.


"If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
Or being hated, don’t give way to hating,
And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise:

If you can dream—and not make dreams your master;
If you can think—and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build ’em up with worn-out tools:

If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breathe a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: ‘Hold on!’

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with Kings—nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
And—which is more—you’ll be a Man, my son!"

3ChordTruth 06-11-2021 09:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by WRasco (Post 15657590)
Like was already said above. - Rudyard Kipling’s “If–”
One of my favorites... Give me a knot in my stomach every time.


"If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
Or being hated, don’t give way to hating,
And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise:

If you can dream—and not make dreams your master;
If you can think—and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build ’em up with worn-out tools:

If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breathe a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: ‘Hold on!’

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with Kings—nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
And—which is more—you’ll be a Man, my son!"



X2

Thanks for posting WRasco. Sometimes a lump in my throat, sometimes a knot in my stomach, but can never read this great poem without emotion.

Tejas Wildlife 06-11-2021 09:52 PM

Dale is right
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Dale Moser (Post 15656427)
Good lord...some of yall could ruin a good party.


Just take'em to the ranch and do ranch stuff! A new knife, tool, or shootin iron would be cool. But I bet you've got plenty of .22s and stuff, get'em out and let the kids burn ammo and fish...that's what kids want to do. Buy a case of cheap sodas to shake up for targets. Stay up late, eat good, big fire, drink dr pepper....etc.

They will remember it for the rest of their lives. What other Dad would do this? I rest my case!

Tejas Wildlife 06-11-2021 09:54 PM

Yep
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Roger (Post 15657237)
Another vote for Ruger Single Six. First gun I saved my own money for. Of course dad had to buy it. Very reliable and safer than a semi. I love that pistol. First pistol my son ever shot when he was a little guy.

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Ruger Single six. Drop the microphone and walking away...........


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