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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

Bebo



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

My Beretta 686 Silver Pigeon was 1250 new late last year. Good starter gun for clay shooting at a not unreasonable price. You can spend much much more very easily. Mine does the job when I manage to point it in the right place and remember to keep it moving.

12Bore



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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 13 10:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Whatever you pay for a shotgun, you could pay as much, if not more, for golf racquets.

And that way lies madness...

Bebo



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PostPosted: Fri May 24, 13 1:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Decided my gun was worth what I paid for it. Just come back from my best every clay shooting performance of 63 from 100.

Nick



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PostPosted: Fri May 24, 13 1:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

If it was a GCSE that'd probably be an A*.

Bebo



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PostPosted: Fri May 24, 13 3:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Nick wrote:
If it was a GCSE that'd probably be an A*.


Would have been a C at O Level though.

Nick



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PostPosted: Fri May 24, 13 3:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Wonder if I can trade mine in for A*s...

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