Wife saw Ammo order receipt and freaked!


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HighVelocity
March 25, 2005, 07:07 PM
I am in the doghouse. Wife happened to walk in just as I pulled the trigger on an ammo order from outdoormarksman.com and the look on her face was that of pure shock. Up until now she hasn't paid any attention to ammo purchases because I've only bought a little at a time. Whoops. :D

Speer 165gr or 180gr gold dot (40 S&W) packed in 250 round bulk boxes for $39.99. :what: I put a good dent in their supply. :neener:

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chickenfried
March 25, 2005, 07:08 PM
UH OH :what: She caught you. What was your penance?

HighVelocity
March 25, 2005, 07:12 PM
She said that I must make her a necklace and matching earrings from some of the brass. :evil:

itgoesboom
March 25, 2005, 07:19 PM
I feel your pain.

Went to a gunshow with my wife, complaining that I was running low on my 7.62 x51, and I wanted to pick up a few hundred rounds of aussie surplus.

Found the ammo, bought a few hundred rounds, and went home.

Same day I bought a new large ammo box, not one of the puny .30 cal cans or .50 cal cans, but one of the big honking things. Wife told me there was no way I would ever fill up the thing full with ammo.

Got home and started to count out and put in what I had. Filled it up with assorted rounds of .308, 9mm, .380, .357mag and 12ga. I then walked to the living room laughing, cuz I had run out of room in the can, I didn't have any place to put all of my stripper clips of 7.62x39. Wife came in the room and looked at the filled can, and the other filled can I had laying around, and told me I could no longer buy anymore ammo. :(

It's a shame, I am broke, but I really need more 7.62x51 and 7.62x39 and 9mm, and .380 and.......

I.G.B.

Wiley
March 25, 2005, 07:27 PM
I.G.B.:

Go to a busy highway and, using the cardboard from some of the boxes, hold up a sign that says: "Will work for Ammo". :D

Wildalaska
March 25, 2005, 07:27 PM
Show her a picture of spiff shell be glad she has you for a husband

WildbesttacticAlaska

SemperFi83
March 25, 2005, 07:29 PM
Cash is KING

one45auto
March 25, 2005, 07:41 PM
Ahhh...nothing like having an ex-wife. :D


By the way, if you guys need any advice on discreet stashing, economic subterfuge, or asset shifting, let me know. I'm a past master of the art. In fact my ex still doesn't know how many guns I own or when I bought them - and we shared joint accounts! ;)

Third_Rail
March 25, 2005, 07:44 PM
When I was recently purchasing ammo in the gunstore (no online purchases here in MA) my fiance got really annoyed when I picked out a box of 30-06 and some .22lr....

Turns out she was annoyed because she wanted me to get more .22lr for her to use. :D
I had only picked up 200 rounds... we left with about 1,200.

308win
March 25, 2005, 07:51 PM
It could have been worse, she could have realized that you have a .40S&W that she didn't know about! :what:

HighVelocity
March 25, 2005, 07:58 PM
could have been worse, she could have realized that you have a .40S&W that she didn't know about!

Haha well, all glocks look the same to her. Be it a 22, 23, 27 etc. :D

RobW
March 25, 2005, 08:03 PM
Demand a receipt of her last beauty shop visit, and you'll have to pay a lot for medical treatment because of your heart-stroke. :neener:

Guess why I know that! :evil:

Bear Gulch
March 25, 2005, 08:03 PM
Operational security is vital in these things. I have sevral hidey holes that SWMBO does't even suspect.

mbs357
March 25, 2005, 08:31 PM
She said that I must make her a necklace and matching earrings from some of the brass.
Dude, keeper.

SnakeEater
March 25, 2005, 08:37 PM
Eventually they'll tire of the act and just surrender. A typical comment from my wife nowdays is "hey, you got another package from UPS today" followed by rolling of the eyes. I always take the box downstairs into my "armory" before I open it.

JeepDriver
March 25, 2005, 08:56 PM
Eventually they'll tire of the act and just surrender. A typical comment from my wife nowdays is "hey, you got another package from UPS today" followed by rolling of the eyes. I always take the box downstairs into my "armory" before I open it.

You and I have the same wife! ;)

I broke my wife's spirit a couple years ago, now she knows if she can't lift the box UPS leaves then it must be ammo for me! :D

Excalibur
March 25, 2005, 09:10 PM
Exactly why I order mine from the office and have it delivered to the office! ;)

Standing Wolf
March 25, 2005, 09:33 PM
My ex-wife used to complain about the amount of money I spent on reloading gadgetry and supplies.

I still have all the gadgetry.

big inch
March 25, 2005, 09:40 PM
It's a good thing I am not married. I came home from the gun shop last weekend with $330 worth of assorted ammo. :uhoh:

DeputyVaughn
March 26, 2005, 12:20 AM
Oddly enough my wife doesn't complain about my ammo stocks. But woe unto me if I try to sneak (or openly carry for that matter) a new firearm into the house that wasn't discussed beforehand. She's a keeper though. She lets me buy what I want as long as the bills are paid and I don't max out the credit cards. She just wants to be in on any new firearm decisions.
By the way....as some who have seen can attest, she can shoot and hit what she aims at. Another good reason to keep her happy.

http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=23020&stc=1

Scott

HighVelocity
March 26, 2005, 12:26 AM
^^ She truly does look like she's enjoying herself. Definitely a keeper.

I must admit, my wife might not know about every pistol that comes into the house. All glocks look the same, all 1911's look the same etc. ;)

P95Carry
March 26, 2005, 12:26 AM
Deputy - yep - a keeper yo have there! :)

Show her a picture of spiff shell be glad she has you for a husband Wa as ever - has the formula!! :D :D

sm
March 26, 2005, 01:42 AM
Typed words cannot describe what occurs when you inform the wifey she cannot pull her car into the 2 car garage.

She "thought" I was using the garage to paint, stain , do some woodworking and other household projects...

She gets inside, and then she opens a door from the kitchen area to "see what I am working on. :eek:

Umm...well...I had to put the two pallets of cases of shotgun ammo, powders, shot, one new MEC reloader... reloading supplies - somewhere didn't I ?

Maybe it was just because that was Shotshell reloader #7, or was that #8 ....I forget. :scrutiny:

Maybe not...I couldn't understand a word she yelled...made the dogs bark in all the excitement as well... :D

Like Standing Wolf , I learned that firearms and related stuff is bunch easier to keep up with. So I kept those and got rid of her.

spacemanspiff
March 26, 2005, 01:44 AM
Show her a picture of spiff shell be glad she has you for a husband
which side do you want? front? back? or panoramic?
:D

Wildalaska
March 26, 2005, 01:52 AM
which side do you want? front? back? or panoramic?

Ya owe me a new keyboard!

WildspewAlaska

paul45
March 26, 2005, 08:22 AM
I just cant understand why alot of married women think someone allowed them to be in charge of a marriage right down to the tiniest detail...including trying to hijack ALL the money. Mine tries, and it irritates me to no end.My one fairly succussful arguement that worked was this...My gun hobby typically keeps me home much more than say ...golf or fishing or a season ticket to some pro sports team.....OH, and maybe i will pickup fishing...I need a 10,000.$ bass boat and 4000 worth of gear. OH...I need 2000 worth of golf clubs and 35 dollar an hour lessons cause I suck at golf. And last, fella's...ask to see your wifes receipts for QVC or HSN or Shop NBC. How much did the walk-in closet full of clothes and shoes cost?....ok ..I'm done now.... :cuss: ... :fire:

cortez kid
March 26, 2005, 09:22 AM
I don't have alot of firearms,yet But what I have is a wife who's as much a "nut" as I am. I'm a little in the dog house now (note to self, don't yell at wife when driving in the snow). I say little because I can still sleep in the house lol. But the other day I went into my local shop for ammo. Well there was a 10" 500 mag I "needed". A grand for the deal, you best beleive I asked the "boss" humbly. She said sure as soon as I asked. Later that day I bought a Marlin 45-70 ss lever rifle from a freind. When I got back After picking up the 500 and transferring the Marlin, my wife asked to "see" the gun. My nephew, being the good guy he is said,"which one?" "SHHHHH"
, pointed at the 500, "THAT ONE" I said. She said "What"?. Again he said "Which one". Oh man I didn't want to die like this, I said "The 500",(you jerk) "Look honey!" Showed the 500. "wow " she said,"can't wait to shoot it. What other one?" Had to fess up. She looked at the Marlin and immediatly feel in love with it ! "This ones mine"she said. OK that one is her's. She'll still let me shoot it. That's all that matters. ONE for her One for me...etc. Boy am I lucky(and still alive) God is truly good.
good shootin
kid
p.s. I like jewelry as much as she, so she has plenty (read, not enough) of that also.
kid

one45auto
March 26, 2005, 09:56 AM
A grand for the deal, you best beleive I asked the "boss" humbly. She said sure as soon as I asked.

The "boss"? Well, that's your problem right there. I never asked my ex-wife for permission before making purchases ~ especially when it came to firearms. My money, my choice. So long as the amount wasn't sufficient to impoverish us or affect the payment of monthly bills I didn't consider it any of her business. I kept her so far out of the loop that even now she has no idea just how many I owned during our marriage.

The first time she tried to put her foot down by threatening to divorce me if I bought a gun I told her to be sure to close the front door on her way out. From then on she knew exactly where she stood, and which I would choose if forced to decide between her and my firearms. A man has to have his priorities, you know. ;)

Bruce H
March 26, 2005, 10:17 AM
Sure must be tough. When wife and I go to gun shows the first question is "are we taking the Kenworth and trailer or the van". She shops for ammo just like food at sav-a lot. Case lots are cheaper. :D

cortez kid
March 26, 2005, 11:02 AM
I use the term"boss" as a back handed endearment. We are on an equal level. If left to me we would have more stuff than we could afford or store. If left to her, we have our bills paid , food in the fridge and plenty of ammo in the closet. A purchase of such magnitude needs to be discussed by both parties. Otherwise what is the sense of being together. She calls me her stud. Upon honest examination, I could prove her wrong 5 different ways. So I think I'll let her think she's the boss and I'll pretend I'm a stud.
good shootin
kid

pax
March 26, 2005, 11:22 AM
Amusing to hear a guy with an ex-wife telling a guy with a wife how to handle her.

pax

Don't you know, that all wives are in the right? It may be you don't, for you are yet a young husband. -- Benjamin Franklin

Old Fud
March 26, 2005, 12:10 PM
I was thinking the same thing.

sm
March 26, 2005, 12:47 PM
Clarification:
My divorce had nothing to do with Firearms, monies spent on firearms related matters. I competed, I reloaded, and the wife had her interests, and monies to do what she wanted. Priorites of taking care of bills and savings came first. We had disposable income.

In fact her daddy was my shooting partner, he warned me about marrying his daughter, he had divorced her mom many many years before - he proved to be correct about the being 'unfaithful' my wife pulled, resulting in me divorcing her, her mom had done the same. She became pregnant while we were separated, waiting on divorce - she made the choice , not I .

She wanted what she wanted and got it thru this affair [ I guess] I packed up my firearms, related stuff and left.

The father of the child as a result of this affair, passed away, so she raises this child by herself. Her mom has also passed on. I still see my old partner, as he is my personal physican...

She has has told her daddy, and he related to me ...she really goofed up big time. My ex, with her daughter looking at pics of "grandpa" ( my partner remember) out shooting, competing, and whatever else we did...asked who "that guy is" [me of course].

Well Grandpa explained it, his daughter squirming and very uncomfortable. Yes I did meet this child, she wanted to meet me and was at Grandpa's office [ being a Dr she uses his clinic] . I did not see my ex. I did sit down and visit with this child in his office,, eating his Jelly Beans...I did it for the kid to have some closure, I did it for some closure for me as well. That kid can make her own determination about me, she hears mom's "version" and she hears Grandpa, Grandma,and the rest of the families "version".

I left that little girl , result of my ex having an affair, with " to thine own self be true", "If you tell the truth, you won't have to remember a lie". I then handed her a box of .22 ammo, and one of .410, I knew Grandpa was teaching this gal to shoot, had given her guns. That Child wanted to give me a hug, she did. As Grandpa took her to her mom, I went out the back way.

Firearms are part of this little girl's life, Grandpa takes care of that. I understand Grandpa had to explain it probably would not be a good idea If Steve joined them sometime. "Grandpa...the Ducks and Shotgun border is still in the room where he reloaded, I like that room" . Grandpa said, " Lots of good times in that room, go sit quietly and listen to what you can learn from what all went on in there" . That is where she does her dry fire practice I'm told. She uses the Ducks on the border to "swing thru" as I did.

Dead
March 26, 2005, 08:59 PM
She freaked over $40???? :cuss: I mean $40 is nothing, or was it over the "ammo"? Must be really trying to live with them. Do you flip out if she goes out and BUYS new shoes, a handbag or something, it is the same thing after all.

HighVelocity
March 26, 2005, 09:02 PM
She freaked over $40????

She freaked over $40 X 8 + $100 worth of Win Ranger Buckshot and few other goodies. :neener:

rayra
March 26, 2005, 09:02 PM
"price per round, honey, price per round"

Dead
March 26, 2005, 09:07 PM
She freaked over $40 X 8 + $100 worth of Win Ranger Buckshot and few other goodies.

This isnt that bad, unless you do it every day. :neener:

TexasRifleman
March 26, 2005, 09:14 PM
Haha well, all glocks look the same to her. Be it a 22, 23, 27 etc.

I should have thought of that. I could have a whole safe full of stuff and just tell my wife "yeah, that one is that Glock you saw before"... We've finally found the BEST reason to own a Glock.

To High Velocity, 2 words: "NEW SHOES"

Send her to the shoe store and all will be forgiven ;)

bean357
March 26, 2005, 09:35 PM
pax :D good one

am I ever glad my hubby doesn't get on my case for the .38 and .357 ammo I go through! Or every time I find another revolver or pistol I just *need to have*....and he is not a handgun fan. I feel for guys who have wives that are so controlling with respect to the firearms/ammo/accessories purchasing, especially when it's a power issue instead of "we don't have the money" I've seen it first hand with a few friends and relatives. Poopie!

Chut1st
March 26, 2005, 09:38 PM
It could have been worse, she could have realized that you have a .40S&W that she didn't know about!

My wife doesn't have a clue how many, what kind or what caliber guns I have. She knows where the safe is in the shop building but her interest ends at her own 9mm CCW gun.

Of course, her hobby is a lot harder to hide. Ever try to sneak four horses into the house? Although two of them are nominally mine, we both know that we have them so I can ride with her. Add in the farm (okay, half the farm since it provides a venue for my shooting activities as well), barn, trailer, F250, saddles, coaching and lessons and fox hunt club dues, and I could buy a quad mount with 4 Ma-deuces :D and still not catch up with her in dollars.

HighVelocity
March 26, 2005, 09:45 PM
"NEW SHOES"

HAHA! I'm going to save that one for next time I get busted. The storm has subsided on this one already. :D

I feel for guys who have wives that are so controlling with respect to the firearms/ammo/accessories purchasing, especially when it's a power issue instead of "we don't have the money"

Naw, she's not controlling and doesn't worry about us getting into money troubles. Although she did say, "this isn't going to impact our vacation is it?" :rolleyes:
She was just stunned by the bottom line amount since she's never seen me buy that much at once. She does a good job of kepping me from getting carried away though.
NOW she's broken in so the NEXT time she sees an ammo order like that she won't have to pick her jaw up off the floor. :evil:

peashooter
March 26, 2005, 09:51 PM
My Honey doesn't complain one bit about my ammo or gun buys. I just took delivery of 1000 rnds of match ammo this week and last month added a new Beretta Elite to my collection. I support her gardening hobby, I do a lot of digging for her, and she gives me no hassels about mine. As long as the bills are paid, I'm solid. :evil:

uvakat
March 26, 2005, 09:52 PM
Okay you guys have convinced me... If I ever get married I need to find some poor guy who is as gun crazy as I am or even more, that way he won't be on my case for ammo and gun purchases... though right now I do feel sorry for anybody willing to take that position, since I unfortunately have a slight (very slight I swear) weakness for jewlery... lol okay so I own more pairs of silver earings then anybody needs to. umm and I'm not going to mention the # of black heels I own :uhoh:

GT
March 26, 2005, 10:40 PM
I don't have earrings or high heels. My wife is glad of that I think.

Although she did shout "no more guns!" a couple of days ago.
I laughed and told her that not only was I going to buy the antique shotgun she knew about but since she had yelled I was going to get the Win 1873 that I wanted too.
Calmed her right down. I gently explained I would buy all the guns I want.

Works for me.

G

Lil38
March 26, 2005, 10:40 PM
Some folks get along fine with separate "hobbies" and some don't. I think it depends on how much you like hangin' out together. As long as the necessities are covered and you have disposable income, guns are a "re-sellable (sp?) investment" Shoes and clothes are not. Jewelry and the like are only worth their weight in precious metal or gems. (okay, so maybe ammo isn't after it's spent but what good are guns without ammo?) Moderation is the key to most things. I mean, you can eat too much too. :p I think it best if you enjoy spending time together, both buy guns, ammo, etc. I've always felt the more you have in common, the easier it is to get along. Seeing eye to eye makes for a good life. Shoot together, spend $$ together, ya know, the family that plays together....

HighVelocity
March 26, 2005, 10:51 PM
I mean, you can eat too much too

Spend less money on food and more on ammo. Lose weight and have more fun... I think you may be on to something. :D

Lil38
March 26, 2005, 10:55 PM
Whaddya know- new diet plan! I'll be rich n famous! (more money for guns n ammo) :neener:

Zundfolge
March 26, 2005, 10:55 PM
And last, fella's...ask to see your wifes receipts for QVC or HSN or Shop NBC. How much did the walk-in closet full of clothes and shoes cost?

Unfortunately that tactic doesn't work for me.

My wife is of German heritage, but she clearly has a lot of Scotch in her ... I tried pulling that and she showed me the receipts ... this woman has a talent for buying high dollar clothing and shoes at extremely low prices. I haven't seen her pay full retail for anything. Ever. Last time she went shopping she came back with a pair of designer shoes she paid like $10 for (original retail price was well over $100).

Vic303
March 26, 2005, 11:38 PM
AHA! Now I understand why you had to sell the P22 to me, High Vel! Hehehe...

Eat your hearts out, guys! The only response my hubby hears from me when he tries to sneak a new firearm into the house is, "OK,Honey, so where's MY new firearm?" :D

SHOOT1SAM
March 27, 2005, 01:28 AM
Shortly after we were first married, almost 16 years ago, we had agreed to discuss any "big" purchases first. One day, she is still in Business College and I was on the road working & finished early. Went into a pawn shop about 15 minutes before they closed, found a Savage 99 in .308 for $200 and bought it. Told her about it over the phone as soon as we talked later that evening; she was PISSED, because we didn't discuss it first & didn't care that there was only that 15 minute window. :banghead:

She calls her mom to vent :cuss: ; her mom asks her whether she'd rather have me spend the money on a gun (and my mother-in-law doesn't care for guns very much at all), or on another woman? :eek:

My wife learned to shoot with that Model 99, and has never again given me grief for any gun purchase. The only other time she came close was when I bought a pistol in August that I had told her I wanted for my birthday/Christmas present (12 days apart). She asked me what I traded for it, and I asked her which piece of her jewelry did we trade the last time she got jewelry? She said oh no, I didn't mean it that way..... :rolleyes:

Anyways, I don't ask, nor do I sneak, but sometimes I tell her ahead of time that I'm getting something new. When I do that and if I don't show it to her, she'll invariably ask me the very next time she sees a gun if it's the new one I just got and say you never showed me your new one. :cool:

And of course, when I buy one for my daughters, it's never a problem. :p

Yep, I'll keep her. :D

Sam

ezypikns
March 27, 2005, 01:44 AM
That way you really can save money on ammo, have fun reloading, shoot more, and justify the ridiculous amount you spend on reloading equipment by saying, "but dear, I need it to save on ammo."

RevDisk
March 27, 2005, 02:08 AM
Not married. But I know how to make jewelry and I used to have a garden. Fresh flowers cost me the time it took to walk out to my garden to snip a few buds. Jewelry cost me the material, plus maybe half an hour of my time. Then again, I cheat. I have a gift box. A variety of small gifts or pieces of jewelry already wrapped up and tagged. ;)

The key is to simply give her a small gift once in a while, not just before or after a gun purchase. If you only buy her flowers after/before a gun purchase, she'll catch on real quick. You need to throw in some randomness to keep her off-balance! :evil:

Clean97GTI
March 27, 2005, 02:13 AM
My wife is of German heritage, but she clearly has a lot of Scotch in her

umm, its Scots.

Sorry, I saw scotch and couldn't help but laugh. I just pictured this very well dressed lady staggering around stone-drunk.

BTW, my GF didn't like guns much at all until a few weeks ago. About two weeks before her b-day, she came to me out of the blue and asked if we could go shooting. :eek:
I was shocked as she was always pretty anti-gun. She wasn't against the right to own them, she just didn't like them. Scared of them or something.
At any rate, we went out and I let her try out various weapons. I taught her basic shooting principles and safety techniques. She started off with an old Savage .22, then went to my Ruger 10/22. She then decides that she wants to shoot handguns. First handgun ever was a Ruger Mk1. She didn't like it.
I handed her my FN Forty-Nine in .40, but the recoil kinda put her off. Its a very comfy gun with great ergos though. The next one she grabbed was my CZ-75B in 9mm. That was the end of it...not the day though. That was the end of the measly 300 rounds of 9mm I brought with me. She absolutely loved shooting 9mm. She said she wanted a gun with the controls of teh CZ and the grip of the Forty-Nine.

Low and behold, a week or two later, she recieved an FNP-9 for her b-day...and I get to buy all the ammo I want as long as I take her with me. Its actually a great time. I get to shoot whenever I want with my best friend!

Stickjockey
March 27, 2005, 01:25 PM
Quote:
My wife is of German heritage, but she clearly has a lot of Scotch in her



umm, its Scots.

Sorry, I saw scotch and couldn't help but laugh. I just pictured this very well dressed lady staggering around stone-drunk.

My thought was, "Mine's more of a rum gal, herself." ;)

The other day we somehow got onto the subject of how much ammo we had on hand, and I was telling her about how the average here seems to be around 1,000 rounds per caliber per gun and that as of now, we had significantly less than that. Her reply: "Well we better get busy, then!" :D

Guy B. Meredith
March 27, 2005, 03:44 PM
I reload as I cannot afford (and really don't want) factory loads.

I am trying to figure how to get the $1115 plus shipping and tax past my wife for a bulk purchase of 25,000 bullets. :uhoh:

"But, dear, my loving turtle dove, that would save us $334."

Randall53
March 27, 2005, 05:11 PM
I'm impressed with the number of wives shooting with their husbands rather than at them :D . I was going to the range one day and when my wife asked where I was headed I said "shooting.....wanna go?". She said yes, we went, now she owns her own PPK/S and gets P/O'd if we don't have at least 250 - 300 rounds for "her" gun when we go to the range now!!! I wouldn't have it any other way!! We both have our CCW now, so now I have my own "backup"....(she's a heckuva shot too!!)

M2 Carbine
March 27, 2005, 06:04 PM
When I got married I told my wife money is unimportant.
If we have it we can spend it, if we don't we can't.
We may argue about things but it won't be about money.

If you see something you want, buy it, you know if we can afford it or not.

The only thing my Wife would complain about my excessive number of toys is not the cost but where I was going to put the latest "good buy". :D

As far as guns all I had to say is I found something I liked and Her comment would be, Well why didn't you buy it or You have a birthday coming up I'll buy it for you. :)

Eskimo Jim
March 27, 2005, 10:04 PM
HV,
Explain it to her in terms that all women understand; SALE!!! Sure you spent $40 for 250 rounds however, it normally retails for $10 per box of 50!! that means that for every four boxes you bought, you got a free one! Also, note how this will last you a while. Bye the time you finish the ammo, she'll probably have forgotten how much you spent.

Another option is to add a line item to your household budget for your supplies.

Good luck.

-Jim

HighVelocity
March 27, 2005, 10:09 PM
Explain it to her in terms that all women understand; SALE!!! Sure you spent $40 for 250 rounds however, it normally retails for $10 per box of 50!!

Actually, I told her that retail was $15 per box of 20. :D

Magnuumpwr
March 28, 2005, 12:21 AM
I wouldn't trade my wife for nothing. She is the only reason I'm not in debt up to my eyeballs. Not saying that I don't buy guns, but she helps keep my gun fascination under control. She doesn't have any objections to buying new ones with the exception of where I'll put them. Living in the middle of the woods with no neighbors nearby, they are scattered about the house in various places where they are out of the way. Here is an example, about 3 years ago I was looking into buying a bolt action 50 cal BMG and after some looking had chose a State Arms rifle for a base cost of about $3K. One night while lying in bed, out of the blue, she ask me if I wanted to spend that much money on just one gun or maybe buy several guns. Me being me, I opted for the several. :D The following year I ordered my 50 and again was stunned when she told me that a gun like that needed a good scope, so I bought an IOR 6-24x50 with the illuminated reticle and 35mm main tube. Any good deals I come across are fair game and as long as she is not making a fuss about it, I won't ask her why she isn't!!! :neener: Here in the next few days, I guess I'll do an inventory check to record the serial #'s on my recent purchases. Believe the last count was over 45.

Kramer Krazy
March 28, 2005, 10:45 AM
My wife is quite supportive with gun and ammo purchases. As stated earlier by another poster, she also knows that the heavy package that has to be brought into the house by the UPS driver is probably ammo.....she just expects at least 1000 rounds of it to be for her guns....She's also to the point where, any time we have some time available to do something together (we have a three month old at the house), she'd like to go to the range.........now, we've got this idea to get matching ("twinkie" as she calls identical things) guns. I kinda like that idea.....now, we just have to figure out what we want to get. :D

Darkmind
March 28, 2005, 11:14 AM
Speer 165gr or 180gr gold dot (40 S&W) packed in 250 round bulk boxes for $39.99

Great price but how much was the shipping?

HighVelocity
March 28, 2005, 11:30 AM
The shipping was $27 (UPS) but my order was almost 30 lbs with everything else I ordered and there was no sales tax. I thought that was acceptable.

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