XBAMBOBEE wrote in post #15784820
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.
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
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.