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$4 a round to shoot!

 
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Old 03-05-2012, 01:09 PM
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$4 a round to shoot!

So, I stupidly ( is that realy a word) involved The Admiral ( my wife ) in a gun and shooting conversation yesterday. She came into the shop where I was cleaning the rifles from a nice morning at the range. She asked " how much does it cost to shoot this?" again, stupidly, I thought this an innocent question, so i said " well, since I reload, it's just a fraction of what it costs to shoot with factory loaded ammo!" She was examining this Sako I have, and I had the catalog printed from accuflite, I have been considering sending it to JB for a makeover. She says " is this the one you are going to send out?" "Yes Dear". Her accounting mind clicks into gear. " Wow, it seems odd that you and your buddies think $4 a shot is inexpensive" Of course I took issue with this so, she says " well, this box of bullets ( thats what she calls any component or loaded round) is $40 (fed premium 7mm Rem Mag that I had sitting there with the price tag on it. ) so thats $2 a shot" Yes Dear. "and you said you were sending in the rifle because the barrel is shot out at 1300 bullets" UHOH, "Yes Dear" So, if your new gun is $4000 with that telescope thingy on it like you said, thats $3.08 every time you shoot the bullet, plus the bullet!" I quickly said " But honey, I reload, remember!" ( I was very pleased with myself. She said " OK, let's just call it $4". . . . .. screen door slamming.

There was some type of lesson hear I am sure
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Old 03-05-2012, 01:27 PM
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Re: $4 a round to shoot!

...never NEVER let her know how much it really cost to hunt/shoot...there is no such thing as an "innocent" question when it comes to the "boss" asking questions about the things that interest us.
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Old 03-05-2012, 01:29 PM
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Re: $4 a round to shoot!

You didn't even stand a chance

I love the statement at the end about some kind of lesson to be learned. Ohhh man that post should be in the humor section.
Great post!
Look out when mamma gets on the war path Hahaha
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Old 03-05-2012, 01:54 PM
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Re: $4 a round to shoot!

UH-Oh...

Mine knows I have guns, boats, model airplanes, and tents,etc. ,but she doesn't know how many and doesn't have the key to get in to find out and never will.
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Old 03-06-2012, 08:08 AM
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Re: $4 a round to shoot!

Love the last statement as well.

Any time the wife starts peaking at my flyrod collection or asking about the guns I simply point out her Smithsonian like collection of clothing and shoes.

I'll never equal her in costs for her hobby
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Old 03-06-2012, 08:51 AM
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Re: $4 a round to shoot!

A chance you never had. LIE LIE LIE that advice is for everyone else.
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Old 03-06-2012, 10:10 AM
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Re: $4 a round to shoot!

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Originally Posted by ICANHITHIMMAN View Post
A chance you never had. LIE LIE LIE that advice is for everyone else.
HAHA you couldnt be more right... Happy Marriages are built on these lies! HAHA
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