Walked into one of my LGS's yesterday to see if they had some 22 mag and there it was, I saw it from across the room, just sitting there on the rack between a shotgun and a couple of hunting rifles. I didn't have a clear view but it was one of those instances where something catches your eye and you're drawn to it. I walked over, took it off the rack and damned if it wasn't about the coolest, sweetest bolt action rifle I've ever seen, a Springfield 1903 A3. I've said before that 90% of my gun purchases are driven by what catches my eye and this is one of those times. I want it BAD!!! I don't need another 30-06, I admit that I'll take it out once a year and put a few rounds through it, clean it up, wipe it down and put it back till next year. But I'll also take it out every few weeks and throw it up to the shoulder, sight down the peep sights and say 'damn I love this gun!' I'll admire it, wipe the drool off my face and put it away. At $550 I think it's a fair price and they'll do lay-a-way for me so I've come here today to ask you guys to talk me out of it. On second thought... If it's still there in three weeks it's MINE!!!!