$4 a round to shoot!

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  1. kennygss

    kennygss Well-Known Member

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    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. :rolleyes: ) 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 lightbulb
     
  2. 1tonpower

    1tonpower Well-Known Member

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    ...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.
     

  3. winmag

    winmag Well-Known Member

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    You didn't even stand a chance:D

    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:D:D
     
  4. CogburnR

    CogburnR Well-Known Member

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    UH-Oh...:D

    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.gun)
     
  5. Dirtweed

    Dirtweed New Member

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    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
     
  6. ICANHITHIMMAN

    ICANHITHIMMAN Well-Known Member

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    A chance you never had. LIE LIE LIE that advice is for everyone else.
     
  7. Tikkamike

    Tikkamike Well-Known Member

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    HAHA you couldnt be more right... Happy Marriages are built on these lies! HAHA
     
  8. Wile E Coyote

    Wile E Coyote Well-Known Member

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    When my wife starts snooping around my fishin' gear, guns and gear, shop tools and supplies and the like, then asks questions about cost, I simply ask her for the total amount of $$ on the sales receipts in her purse.

    Her next statement will be something like "what would you like for dinner honey?"
     
  9. Tikkamike

    Tikkamike Well-Known Member

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    Wile, Love your quote!
     
  10. Wile E Coyote

    Wile E Coyote Well-Known Member

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    Mike, When that happens, as it did over the past weekend, I'll make her feel better by leaving something out on my desk that will indicate there might be something for her in that expense. For instance, today there is a sketch and an estimate for built-in closet shelves and drawers I'm getting ready to do soon for her closet. (she's been buggin me to do this for a while now). Of course I add labor at a slightly inflated rate. By the weekend, she'll comment on the savings of labor cost by doing it myself. What she won't know is that cost savings is going to be transformed into a S&W 629 Classic....... then when she finds out about that, the cycle starts all over again. Pete
     
  11. Tikkamike

    Tikkamike Well-Known Member

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    I mean this one^^
     
  12. LRSickle

    LRSickle Well-Known Member

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    I once heard, I can't remember where, "I hope, apon my demise, that my wife doesn't sell my guns for the price I told her I paid for them".
     
  13. MHO

    MHO Well-Known Member

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    OMG that was too funny. :D:D:D
     
  14. Speedo

    Speedo Well-Known Member

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    My wife buys her own guns, reloads with me and still has me beat on the number of moose over 6o inches. We were talking once a short time ago and out of the blue she turns to me and says what is it about guns that you can never have too many?

    I did make the mistake of letting her shoot my son's 338 Lapua, now she wants a NF scope on her 300 saum.

    Gus