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Machine guns, exploding targets.....oh my

 
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Apr 02, 2013 20:24 |  #16

XBAMBOBEE wrote in post #15784820 (external link)
Wow... How much do you think all that gear is worth?

How does the cost of this gun shooting hobby compare to a big boy hobby photog?

I searched Google and quickly found a place that has 50 Cal. tracer ammo at $46.95 for 10 shells.

Photography might be cheaper, at least it is cheaper per shot.


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Apr 02, 2013 20:43 |  #17

XBAMBOBEE wrote in post #15784820 (external link)
Wow... How much do you think all that gear is worth?

How does the cost of this gun shooting hobby compare to a big boy hobby photog?

As the OP said, there are only 8 or so legally transferable miniguns in the US. The last time I saw one for sale it went for over $300,000. At it's firing rate (3000 rpm although you don't fire non-stop for a full minute), it will burn through $4000 or so in ammo.


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Apr 02, 2013 21:02 |  #18

Now that is spendy...


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Apr 02, 2013 21:05 |  #19

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6 quarts water
3/4 cup Old Bay Seasoning
2 pounds new red potatoes
2 pounds smoked sausage links, cut into 2 inch pieces
12 ears corn, cut in half
4 pounds large fresh shrimp, unpeeled

Bring water and Old Bay Seasoning to boil in a large pot.
Add potatoes and cook for 15 minutes.
Add sausage and cook for 5 minutes more.
Add corn and cook for another 5 minutes.
Stir in the shrimp and cook until shrimp are pink, about 5 minutes.
Drain and serve.

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Apr 03, 2013 00:39 as a reply to  @ Bear Dale's post |  #20

XBAMBOBEE wrote in post #15784820 (external link)
Wow... How much do you think all that gear is worth?

How does the cost of this gun shooting hobby compare to a big boy hobby photog?

There is no comparison when you get into the NFA stuff. If you were wondering about jumping hobbies, stick with photog. Go buy yourself a couple new bodies and all the L glass you want. You'll still be far cheaper. :lol:

The empty 50 BMG brass is worth around $3 a shell alone. These guys serious into this stuff reload their own, and buy lots of milsur from as much as 50+ years ago. Even with reloading his own brass on the 50 BMG big guns....you are still looking around $5 every time the gun cycles......

Auen wrote in post #15784944 (external link)
As the OP said, there are only 8 or so legally transferable miniguns in the US. The last time I saw one for sale it went for over $300,000. At it's firing rate (3000 rpm although you don't fire non-stop for a full minute), it will burn through $4000 or so in ammo.

Indeed, this fella has about $225,000 invested into this mini. It took him around 10yrs to acquire all of the parts and to get it tuned correctly.


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Apr 03, 2013 10:32 |  #21

... needs CRAWFISH and Creole Seasoning! :)


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Apr 03, 2013 15:03 |  #22

Very nice! I'm glad to see I share some of the same hobbies as others here!

XBAMBOBEE wrote in post #15784820 (external link)
Wow... How much do you think all that gear is worth?

How does the cost of this gun shooting hobby compare to a big boy hobby photog?

I think firearms can be much more expensive. The cost of the firearms alone can be comparable to the cost of a body or lens.

One of my AR rifles is the same price as my camera body, and I have a few of them. Each pistol is about the cost of a mid-range lens ($500-$900). The thing that gets really expensive is the ammo. You shoot that and you don't get that money back. You literally burn up $0.20-$75 on each trigger pull. Fortunately for me, that hobby also makes me money as I'm a certified firearms instructor and I make some side money teaching classes.


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Apr 03, 2013 20:06 |  #23

Now thats how you duck hunt....


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Apr 03, 2013 20:15 |  #24

The one with the mini gun spewing brass, is my favorite.


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Apr 03, 2013 21:37 |  #25

Jealous of the hardware! Thanks for sharing.


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Apr 04, 2013 10:29 |  #26

Oh my indeed! :eek:

kit lens wrote in post #15785605 (external link)
Indeed, this fella has about $225,000 invested into this mini. It took him around 10yrs to acquire all of the parts and to get it tuned correctly.

I'm scared to ask how much the ammo costs for the thing! :D


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Apr 05, 2013 06:43 |  #27

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Apr 11, 2013 19:47 |  #28

Craign wrote in post #15784879 (external link)
I searched Google and quickly found a place that has 50 Cal. tracer ammo at $46.95 for 10 shells.

Photography might be cheaper, at least it is cheaper per shot.

Forget about large caliber. Not a single brick of LR22 or 9mm is available right now on any shop's self throughout the USA. It seems if guns can't be controlled, ammors are already done!


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Apr 11, 2013 21:48 |  #29

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Forget about large caliber. Not a single brick of LR22 or 9mm is available right now on any shop's self throughout the USA. It seems if guns can't be controlled, ammors are already done!

Its still sparse, but its all available. Gun stores around here are starting to build their stock back up with guns. I feel that once that has balanced out throughout, ammo will be next to fill the shelves again. ;)


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Apr 12, 2013 02:08 |  #30

you are amazing man. That's cool




  
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