How much do you spend?!


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snuffy
February 9, 2008, 06:00 PM
I just discovered a tool on the Midway site, that lets you go back to review your past orders. I goes back to August of 2000 for me. I don't know if that was my first order with them, or maybe that's a cut-off date for history.

Anyway, I added all my orders up. $10,347.84!:what::eek: That doesn't count for firearms purchases, or bills from the other suppliers I deal with. I actually thought it would be more, not a cheap hobby, but far from the most expensive.

Since we have a thread going about cumulative reloading experience, I thought it would be fun to do a cost estimate/history for some here. Oh, I know you might not want the better half seeing it, but participate if you want to.

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Floppy_D
February 9, 2008, 06:11 PM
Holy cow, you must be the best shot on the planet by now. :)
I'm around $2k, lots of which was initial buy in. This in two years.

Okiecruffler
February 9, 2008, 06:19 PM
I used to keep track on a spread sheet of everything I spent on shooting. After about 6 month it got depressing so I had to stop. Besides, if the wife ever saw it she'd be upside my head with a frying pan for sure.

dmftoy1
February 9, 2008, 06:23 PM
LOL ..you've got me beat . .but I did take a look about 6 months ago and realized that I could've had that motorcycle I've wanted for 3 years if I hadn't been shooting/reloading so much. :)

Walkalong
February 9, 2008, 06:38 PM
I would be afraid to add it up.

Rembrandt
February 9, 2008, 07:12 PM
It's all about priorities....folks that smoke and drink speculate what those dollars would have bought too.....unfortunately all theirs went up in smoke or down the toilet.

When our boys were younger we were spending 5 figures a year on shooting sports and hunting trips for the three of us. In hind sight the memories are far more valuable than the money.

Spent about $2K last year in ammo and reloading components.....if I add in the guns, hunts, and other items it was a lot. Glad I don't smoke or drink too.

ravencon
February 9, 2008, 07:31 PM
My wife has horses. Now that's an expensive hobby. So, I don't feel guilty about what I spend on shooting.

moosehunt
February 9, 2008, 07:53 PM
Over the last 50 or so years, I've spent a lot of my money on shooting, hunting, beer, and women. The rest I've pretty much wasted!!!

KeithB
February 9, 2008, 08:00 PM
MidwayUSA, Dillon, my local dealer for powder and primers, and misc other places for reloading equip (incl a new 550b) and supplies

$2382

jenrob
February 9, 2008, 08:12 PM
ravencon
My wife has horses. Now that's an expensive hobby. So, I don't feel guilty about what I spend on shooting.
I'm glade I'm not the only one we have 13 and one more on the way. They always seem to get hurt on a saturday night (emergency call & $500-1000 later).
But that is good cause I she doesn't say a whole lot about my guns and reloading. reloading I'm not quiet as high but do a little over a $1000 a year.

snuffy
February 9, 2008, 08:44 PM
Good responses!:D Yeah other hobbies are also expensive. Bass fishermen, how much for a top-of-the-line bass boat? RC models, planes, helicopters, and cars, very high dollar.

During that time period there were 5 rifles, two handguns, a dillon 650, case feeder and 7 caliber changeovers. Several bullet orders from x treme bullets, several powder orders from GI brass, hi-tech.:scrutiny:

I do shoot a lot! IPSC, IDPA, Long range target and just plain fun shooting. Because I enjoy it, and it's still a free nation.

tjj
February 9, 2008, 09:55 PM
$2750.00 just at Midway. Double that easily from Sinclair, Natchez, Wideners, Cabelas and the local shops and gun shows. That's not including five CZ rimfire rifles, Rem 700SS 5R w/glass, and about six handguns in the last 14 months.:eek:

And I don't even care about guns all that much.:p:D

winchester243
February 9, 2008, 10:13 PM
$2,803.54 at Midway since 2004, I afraid that's only the tip of the iceberg for my firearm related purchases.

hqmhqm
February 9, 2008, 10:41 PM
probably $4k in ammo, and $4k in rifles and handguns

XD-40 Shooter
February 9, 2008, 10:59 PM
From Midway, over the last year and a half or so, I've spent about $1100, mostly in bullets and reloading equipment, pistol magazines. My gun purchases add up to about $2500. Yeah, I've spent a chunk of change, but I don't regret it, not at all.:D

YodaVader
February 10, 2008, 10:02 AM
folks that smoke and drink speculate what those dollars would have bought too.....unfortunately all theirs went up in smoke or down the toilet.

Amen to that , exactly what I was going to post! In regards to what I spent at places like Midway , Midsouth and Sinclair Int - I don't really want to know!

At least on the guns themselves we have something that can actually increase in value over time.

Idano
February 10, 2008, 07:21 PM
snuffy,

You're a sick individual! I went back and looked at Midway and there was $2K there; I don't even like that place because of their shipping costs:barf:. There is at least that much or more at each of these places Graf & Sons, Natchez, eBay (yes I bought a lot of brass when they use to allow it), Dillon Precession, Midsouth Shooters Supply, Scharch Mfg, Cheaper Then Dirt, Widener's, and then there are the local shops like Sportsman's Warehouse, Cabelas, and Larry's.

Hey Snuffy if your day job isn't cutting it you may have a future as an intervention coach. lol

cpttango30
February 10, 2008, 07:51 PM
I am just over $4000 since 04 with two new guns and a new 550b reloading press and the bells and whisltes to go with it.

wworker
February 10, 2008, 08:26 PM
Anyway, I added all my orders up. $10,347.84!


They should give you free shipping.

THe Dove
February 10, 2008, 08:42 PM
I don't know how much I've spent on guns/ammo/reloading total but I know I've spent more on horses/trailers/tack, etc... than any of you have spent on guns and gear...... I double dog dare ya!!!:):):)

The Dove

:cuss::banghead:

asknight
February 10, 2008, 09:11 PM
I wish you guys wouldn't be bringing such good ideas to light about tracking expenses on this site. My better half is a member here too... :scrutiny::cuss::banghead:

kennedy
February 10, 2008, 09:55 PM
in the last year only spent $500 on reloading and about $1000 on guns, bought the wife a fancy $2500 refigerator, so no problems at the homestead.












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glockman19
February 10, 2008, 10:37 PM
I spent at leas that over the last year.

jhansman
February 10, 2008, 11:33 PM
Ten grand?! Dude, you must be loaded. I prolly have $500-600 invested in my reloading setup, and I can't think of anything else to buy. Well, maybe that RCBS Chargemaster, but that's it! Oh, yeah, there's shiny new turret press....

flutedchamber
February 10, 2008, 11:51 PM
Since I started loading in 1967 I have spent over $18,000.00. That includes six single stage presses plus one Dillon 1050 and one Super 1050.
there are also two Mec shotshell presses. In that time I purchase over 300 pounds of gunpowder and in excess of 25K primers, including shotshell. The rest of the money has gone for case tumblers, trimmers, an ICC comparitor, media, brass and projectiles, shot and wads.

While that figure may seem high, over the 40 plus years I have only spent an average of $450 per year.

I am lucky that around 1989 I purchased a massive amount of pistol and rifle bullets and brass. I had sold a vehicle and used the "found money" to bulk buy and get a great price. I laugh now when I see the prices of bullets at 16 cents each, when I bought them for 4 cents.

snuffy
February 11, 2008, 12:00 AM
Ten grand?! Dude, you must be loaded. I prolly have $500-600 invested in my reloading setup, and I can't think of anything else to buy. Well, maybe that RCBS Chargemaster, but that's it! Oh, yeah, there's shiny new turret press.... And that nice casting outfit and, and, well that's how it happens---right?

Nope, I'm one payday from bankruptcy, just like most Americans. Happily divorced and I live simply BESIDES my shooting, reloading expenses.

I wish you guys wouldn't be bringing such good ideas to light about tracking expenses on this site. My better half is a member here too...

Oops, I was afraid something like this would happen!:uhoh::scrutiny: Sorry mr. knight, hope you're not in trouble.;)

Then theres the shotgun loading stuff for sporting clays, skeet, trap and hunting loads. Half a dozen black powder rifles and 1 shotgun.

scout26
February 11, 2008, 12:35 AM
I would answer, but there's that whole 5th amendment thing and Mrs Scout to keep in mind.

There's a roof over the family's head, and hot food on table 3 times a day.

So I guess what I'm saying, is I spent more then Mrs. Scout thinks I spent, but not nearly what I'd liek to spend.

scout26
February 11, 2008, 01:22 AM
double tap

layusn1
February 11, 2008, 02:31 AM
I'm afraid if I added it all up I would shoot myself....if not my wife would. Especially with my sudden unplanned departure from the Navy and a paycheck.

donttellthewife
February 11, 2008, 03:17 AM
Didn't spend a dime, actually made money turning in brass and lead to the scrap man or selling it to other shooters/loaders. At least that's the line of bull I use when the little woman is watching :rolleyes:






















About $4000.00 in loading components in the last year, it should last me for about 5-6 years if I continue to shoot at the rate I have been.

GTGWLOS (Got To Go Wife Looking Over Shoulder)

sublimaze41
February 11, 2008, 03:25 AM
It's not how much I spend, it's about how much I save.

You should see how pleased my wife is with all the money I have saved us :)

Hook686
February 11, 2008, 03:46 AM
WOW :what: !!! $7190 back to August 2005 ... midwayusa.com must store a certain number of past orders, as my list only went back to 2005, not 2000. But $7190 in the past 2 1/2 years startles me. Yes this includes ammunition and other firearm related products, in addition to reloading materials ... however, it is a signifigant amount of money in my mind.

I'm sorry I checked this, it might inhibit my future purchases.

marcodo
February 11, 2008, 09:52 AM
Prob around 1K at midway. Problem is likely same amount at Natchez, Cabella, Gander, Dicks, and the Local gunshop. On second thought its better I don't know for sure!!!

Peter M. Eick
February 11, 2008, 11:31 AM
$9877.16.

Dang, to bad they still didn't do shipping included otherwise it would be more. I would guess that I have spent probably double that with other retailers recently.

Walkalong
February 11, 2008, 05:09 PM
I'm sorry I checked this, it might inhibit my future purchases.That is why I have not checked. :eek:

Peter M. Eick
February 11, 2008, 05:52 PM
Nah, its my hobby. Its not like I am buying a sports car or restoring a vintage Willey's or something. Its just shooting and it is far cheaper then say "golf". Go try to price out what a round of golf costs or say Superbowl tickets or even a weekend at Dayton Speedway. Shooting is darn cheap compared to other hobbies I see guys chase around here.

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