Well I took my son shooting for the first time and he was really into it. His frame is still a little small for my 870 youth gun but he had a blast with a 22 semi auto. With a little coaching he looks like he could become a great shot. More to the point, getting out shooting for the first time in years reminded me how much I enjoyed it. I've decided to pick up a new rifle and I think I've settled on a BLR in .308. Does anyone have any experience with this rifle? I can't find much bad press except some people don't like the trigger. BTW anyone interested in a Howa 1500 270 Win, or 12 gauge 870 Special Purpose Synthetic 3" chamber. I don't want to post them in classifieds because I'll probably look into using as a trade or consignment when I find a gun shop I like. Figured I'd just offer them here for anyone interested. Both are great shape I just don't need the shotgun and I was never happy with the 270 as a caliber I want to own.