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Got to quit reading adds

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by WALKERs210, Apr 10, 2010.

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  1. WALKERs210

    WALKERs210 Member

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    Today I ran across a Traditions Fox River 50 that needs minor work for $110.00. Tomorrow I have every intention to bring it home with me. So I should be happy "" RIGHT "??? Found an add for a beautiful Walker, with belt, holster, powder flask, and ball pouch for $350.00. Some one tell me that this is way to soon and I should just be happy with the Fox River. Wife was looking over the shoulder when I came across the Walker and all she said was " oooh that's nice and a good price on it too." Now if I buy it also guess I will have to do a double list of the HONEY DOO'S to break even, unless I can get someone to give me a serious reason why not to buy both....:banghead:
     
  2. arcticap

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    My son started out with a Fox River Fifty youth model and it's a good accurate plinker with round balls at moderate range. It also came in an adult version and some had nickeled barrels. The main drawbacks are that the rear sight isn't adjustable for shooting conicals, and the sights and short barrel aren't ideal for longer range accuracy.
    Since you said that the Fox River Fifty needs minor work, I'd suggest to buy a new [or used] Deer hunter, even a synthetic base model. They will even shoot some saboted bullets very accurately and the adjustable sights are especially helpful to get it dialed in at first.

    http://www.midsouthshooterssupply.com/item.asp?sku=00139R35108150

    http://www.midsouthshooterssupply.com/item.asp?sku=00139R36108101

    The Walker has a lot more moving parts and a greater likelihood that it will need parts and/or repairs compared to a black powder rifle. A rifle can shoot a greater variety of projectiles, at longer range and with more power and accuracy than even a Walker pistol. And they have more potential to be used for hunting larger game.
    Compared to the price of the Walker, Traditions currently has great discount prices on a couple of side lock rifles in their Bargain Bin. Plus they both come with a free shooters kit!

    http://www.traditionsfirearms.com/eshop/10Expand.asp?ProductCode=R2410830SK

    http://www.traditionsfirearms.com/eshop/10Expand.asp?ProductCode=R910060sk
     
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    So how do you like your new Walker? Your wife is one smart lady.

    It seems for me, guns purchases come in groups, but I'm incurably addicted to fire arms.
     
  4. Al LaVodka

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    Yeah, Im looking at an friend of a friend's Trapdoor tomorrow and it'll come home with me as will the flint pistol that he suddenly remembered having, to say nothing of bayonets and swords he's got.

    Don't want 'em all. Don't need any of 'em ('cept the Trapdoor as part of the rest of a trapdoor collection). But I'll end up with 'em for a fair price including more'n he can get from a shop or auctioning 'em off...

    Al
     
  5. WALKERs210

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    Boy I can see I'm not getting help in discouragement here. The Fox River is going to my grandson, the Walker is one that I have never owned, and would wind up like many others I have, never fired just fondled and drooled over. If everything falls in place will post picture of newest toys.
     
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