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Nick



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PostPosted: Mon May 20, 13 5:54 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

Yeah, fancy buying stuff you like. What idiots would do that.

carlos-thejackal



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PostPosted: Mon May 20, 13 6:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Nick wrote:
Yeah, fancy buying stuff you like. What idiots would do that.


actually it is important never to judge people by your own limitations, too many people fall at the first. Me included.... DOH!

Chez



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PostPosted: Mon May 20, 13 6:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Is it one of those things that when you are only 'average' at a sport it doesn't make much difference, but when you are really good, it does? I'm thinking about stuff like shaving your body hair off when swimming, that sort of thing.

Lloyd



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PostPosted: Mon May 20, 13 6:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I bought my side by side in about 1995 for £80 as a gun to learn on, as I have always been a rifle shooter, more than a shotgunner, and the styles are different. I always told myself that as I improved I'd upgrade.
Guess what?...I never improved and still can't hit anything so still have the gun.

oldish chris



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PostPosted: Mon May 20, 13 7:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Chez wrote:
Is it one of those things that when you are only 'average' at a sport it doesn't make much difference, but when you are really good, it does? I'm thinking about stuff like shaving your body hair off when swimming, that sort of thing.
Sort of. My take on it is like the rich kid who takes up cycling and gets a £1,000 bike. He can strike a magnificent pose, but can't keep up with the others, who laugh at him behind his back.

But a shotgun? I can understand an expensive, bespoke rifle for championship target shooting, but a scatter gun?

carlos-thejackal



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PostPosted: Mon May 20, 13 8:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

a more random fact apparently hitler shaved his legs...

can't recall how that fact popped up, in the conversation at the pub....

vegplot



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PostPosted: Mon May 20, 13 10:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Chez wrote:
Is it one of those things that when you are only 'average' at a sport it doesn't make much difference, but when you are really good, it does? I'm thinking about stuff like shaving your body hair off when swimming, that sort of thing.


Wouldn't it be easier to do standing up in front of a mirror? I could be wrong.

vegplot



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PostPosted: Mon May 20, 13 10:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

oldish chris wrote:


But a shotgun? I can understand an expensive, bespoke rifle for championship target shooting, but a scatter gun?


Why not? A premium shotgun manufacturer has just been empowered to keep their staff on for a while longer.

nugger



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PostPosted: Mon May 20, 13 10:22 pm    Post subject: Every one to their own Reply with quote    

I paid $150 for a winchester pump action 10 years ago from walmarts & I have put thousands of shots thru it & it never fails to fire, never jams, love it. Like others have said, its a status thing, can't see how a shot gun can shoot better than another, its just a glorified blunder bust but we all have our weakness & I am a frugal person now looking at buying some Trickers cos I love shoes. Think this is because as a kid I grew up putting card board or oil cloth in the bottom of my shoes that had holes in them.

carlos-thejackal



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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 13 10:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

It seems there's lots of people who know the cost of everything and the value of nothing.

oldish chris



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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 13 11:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

carlos-thejackal wrote:
It seems there's lots of people who know the cost of everything and the value of nothing.
that's why designer labels were invented - to make sure you know the cost, and value = cost (unless it is last year's fashion).

vegplot



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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 13 1:05 pm    Post subject: Re: Every one to their own Reply with quote    

Not everyone who buys an expensive shotgun does it for status. Quite often the motive is to have something of beauty that is extremely well made by a craftsman. These guns are often never fired but kept as prized possessions and often no-one but the owner even sees them.

tahir



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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 13 1:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

perlogalism wrote:
Yep, £5K is more than I'd spend BUT it's nowhere near what a good shotgun can cost.
I was using a nice "loaner" at the Midland Game Fair last year when the coach casually mentioned it was £9000 worth! I did shoot well with it though


Someone I know has 2 £15k shotguns, Beretta I think??

carlos-thejackal



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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 13 1:42 pm    Post subject: Re: Every one to their own Reply with quote    

vegplot wrote:
Not everyone who buys an expensive shotgun does it for status. Quite often the motive is to have something of beauty that is extremely well made by a craftsman. These guns are often never fired but kept as prized possessions and often no-one but the owner even sees them.


A friend of mine works for Holland and Holland, 40K + for a single rifle or shotgun is not un-heard of I've seen some of the work Asprey's do and then it can be 100K plus....

as investment pieces go you can't go wrong with the right bit of kit...

paul1963



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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 13 2:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

carlos-thejackal wrote:
a more random fact apparently hitler shaved his legs...

can't recall how that fact popped up, in the conversation at the pub....


Doesn't surprise me, because for a while the wermacht won the tour de france...........I'll get my coat

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