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Do you have a "formula" for deciding what to get next?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Roadwild17, Sep 1, 2008.

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  1. Roadwild17

    Roadwild17 Member

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    Alright guys, I have my shopping list and its many times what I have to spend right now (I know, welcome to the party :rolleyes: ) Anyway, I was wondering how you guys deiced if your going to get more ammo, a new scope, or a tac vest, or whatever, whats your method to the money spending madness?



    P.S. I do have a heathy balance of tin foil hat wearing, why do you need that wife, and good ole boy rifle bubbing redneck all telling me how to spend my $$$. I hear everything from you need IR, AP, SAPI plates, and 20K of ammo YESTERDAY, to you have how many already, we need to take a vacation, to you need a good 270 with a scope and big 4x4.
     
  2. jim85255

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    I look for bargins. If it is cheap and I can get a lot off it . I buy it
    JRB
     
  3. Shung

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    same here.. Looking for opportunities !

    but sometimes it's just watchin' a damn movie.. and than I need THE gun.. ;)
     
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    If it might be banned it gets to the head of the line. Next up an M1a.
     
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    Cheap, quality ammo (I know, I know:p) is always my priority now since I don't reload right now. I save first, shop around for best prices and only spend what I intend or walk away. Remember that most will price match. My regular dealer was waiting on his next shipment of Sig 556's and the only Sig in town was at a Gander Mt. I got $300 knocked off with a quick phone call to a dealer in KY who did have some but I didn't want to drive to Ownesboro if I could get the same price in Evansville.
     
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    I have a pretty easy formula for factoring what I want to purchase next.

    Start with when was the last time I bought a gun, ammo, or accessories. This is represented by "X". Next subract "Y", this represents how many days has it been since "X". This equals "Z", or how many hours until I make my next purchase (X-Y=Z)

    Now comes the tricky part. Take a regular die (dice) and roll the die. The numbers 1-6 each represent a speciffic shooting related item. This week the numbers represent.

    1 = Gun
    2 = Ammo
    3 = Holster
    4 = Scope/Optic
    5 = Cleaning Gear
    6 = Any accessory not covered in 1-5.

    You roll the die until the number comes up that you want and that's what you get. Of course you can get fancy and use 2 die (dice) and list up to 12 differnt items.

    Hope that helps.

    Regards,
    Rob
     
  7. jnyork

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    I'll know it when I see it. ;)
     
  8. TexasRifleman

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    Unfortunately that works for me too.... too often :)
     
  9. Rmart30

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    Cheap ammo tops my watch list....... but i also keep a eye out for other deals that may come along.
     
  10. TIMC

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    Nope, I just do what the voices in my head tell me.
     
  11. JeffLrrp

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    my priorities are . . . . handgun ammo, handgun ammo, and more handgun ammo . . . followed by a Mosin or two . . . . surplus ammo for the mosin . . . surplus ammo for the mosin . . . handgun ammo . . . shotgun ammo . . . 22LR . . 22LR . . . 22LR . . . handgun ammo . . . knives . . . handgun ammo . . . shotgun ammo . . . maybe a new Surefire.:evil:
     
  12. Drgong

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    Finish off buying what I Have on layaway.

    Make a list, look for deals, and save money, and might go get a AK on November depending on the vote.
     
  13. Kind of Blued

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    I have a small enough collection that I'm still in the process of filling niches.

    By "niches", I mean big gaping holes in my gun collection. :uhoh:

    I just entered an online gun giveaway. I'm trying my best. :)
     
  14. Officers'Wife

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    My formula is simple, when I get a dividend check and the budget allows I just sign it over to my husband.

    Selena
     
  15. scrat

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    Ya 1919 A6

    Thats it. I promise i wont buy any more guns. At least thats what im telling my wife
     
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