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Is Your Favorite Hobby Firearms?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Golden_006, Dec 14, 2009.

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Does most of your fun money go to Firearms-related leisure?

  1. Yes, Hunting and/or Shooting is my #1 Hobby

    155 vote(s)
    57.8%
  2. No, but it's close to my #1

    60 vote(s)
    22.4%
  3. It's up there but I have other hobby's more expensive

    45 vote(s)
    16.8%
  4. Other - type your response in reply below

    8 vote(s)
    3.0%
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  1. Golden_006

    Golden_006 Member

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    This poll sort of works with the other Millionaires thread

    Other, choice 4, could be something like "I'm a diehard. I eat dog food just to buy ammo" or "I don't take vacation to have money for firearms" or "I do my own car repairs for firearms"
     
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  2. possum

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    yes, training, shooting, reloading, and cleaning guns in that order!
     
  3. CoRoMo

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    Yes, it is easily my favorite, but not my most frequented due to the costs.

    I dabble around with woodworking and welding a lot because I can afford it.
     
  4. Legionnaire

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    Favorite is hunting, with firearms in general a close second. It was the former that expanded my interest into the latter.
     
  5. Arkansas Paul

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    Definately my favorite. I'm a full time student right now and work part time, so I don't have the time or money to do all the shooting that I want to do. We've recently started reloading, so that helps a lot. I like doing anything that has to do with shooting. From hunting to plinking to skeet shooting to reloading. I fish a little and like to play golf, but I would much rather have the wonderful aroma of burned gunpowder filling my nostrils.
     
  6. NMGonzo

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    travel by land

    Is going to cost me a fortune to cross asia on a motorcycle.

    Guns are a second far hobbie.
     
  7. axeman_g

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    Nope....

    I have kids and they are my most expensive hobby. I enjoy traveling with them, doing there sports with them, trying new things with the, Whatever is left over might go to guns/ammo.
     
  8. 9MMare

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    My (one and only) gun purchase was not started as a hobby. I felt it was, if not a necessity, a prudent idea.

    I am much more involved in shooting now, because I enjoy it and have started practical action shooting to develop my skills with the club at the local range. Also, I like learning and developing new skills, so shooting is a good challenge.


    Thus far it is not even close to as expensive as my other hobbies like horses, scuba, skiing, and buying tools and 'toys' to run my 'hobby' farm.
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    Edit: I'm reading the Millionaires thread and feeling a little guilty. I tend to respond to posts very 'literally.'

    But altho I do like to spend my $$ on 'experiences' (rather than 'things' usually), I also have to make sacrifices elsewhere....2 vehicles both over 15 yrs old, an ancient horse trailer, my TV is over 10 yrs old (and I bought it used!), I'm not into clothes or shoes, etc. Life is all about compromise....but it's also about focusing on what you enjoy.

    I'm thrilled when I read the threads here where people are spending their time and focus on their wives/husbands, families.
     
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  9. kanook

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    when I visit friends and family i try to go to gunstores in their area.

    My vacations are planned around hunting seasons (yes we hunted on our honeymoon and we celebrate our anniversary hunting, lost a 12' (we think) gator this year on it)
     
  10. zombienerd

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    My cars take a bit more money than my guns :) But I'd have to say it's a 60/40 split.

    I love restoring old cars though... It's a bad habit :D
     
  11. UranusDestiny

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  12. Ester IX:XVI

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    have many hobbies: hiking, snowboarding, camping, basketball, drawing (with pencil and paper :) ) but as far as money spent its probably in this order: Gardening, collecting books and then guns.
     
  13. Golden_006

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    Gardening? I'd never thought I'd see the day that anyone would have those 2 together
     
  14. Walkalong

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    Three loves. Baseball, wandering in the woods, and shooting. Problem is I am now too old to play baseball. Last year was my last. So, that leaves shooting, and walking along through the woods. ;)

    I should be able to do those two until shortly before I croak. :)
     
  15. cjl8651

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    It's one of my favourite hobbies, but maintaining my car is pretty much a full-time "hobby."
     
  16. Rat Robb

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    It seems that during the winter months guns is where most of my expendable cash goes but throughout the year I'd say that I spend the same or less on guns than my other hobbies. Just depends on what I "need" for my car or if I'm gonna get another tattoo.

    -Robb
     
  17. Ester IX:XVI

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    Golden 006, by gardening (and i do really love it) and preserving, we are able to live all winter on a small grocery bill, maybe i should tell millionare this.
     
  18. McCall911

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    Firearms rank "up there" as an interest, but I have a couple of other things which might be called a hobbies that don't really cost any money.
    Unfortunately, most of my money is currently tied up in things like groceries, car payments, utility bills, etc. :D
     
  19. Internet Protocol Freely

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    Im sure alot of you will roll your eyes...

    video games. Ive been playing video games since i was 3. im 24 now. I have a pretty big collection. I have NES, Top loading NES, SNES, N64, Gamecube, Wii, 2 Sega Genesis, 1 fat ps2 1 slim ps2, ps3, xbox 360,Sega Saturn... Probably some others im forgetting... and thats just the stuff I still have.

    Also Im a pretty huge computer nerd. I know alot about computer hardware in general. I build them. So all of my hobbies are pretty expensive. :(
     
  20. Sav .250

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    Nope...... As i live in central Florida, bass fishing is my main hobby. Living close to the St John`s river (less than 5 mins drive) 3 or 4 days a week I hook up my bass-boat
    and spend mostly the early hours of a day on the water. Afternoons to hot. Unless
    I`m in a "T" that is.
     
  21. dusty14u

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    It is one of my top hobbies and one of the more expensive ones right now. I am a musician- guitar to be exact. I have played for 35 yrs and it used to be more than a hobby as it payed bills. I have almost as many guitars as guns and I own several tube amps, which are expensive to maintain. I don't play for pay anymore but I do studio work and play for a large church where I have played on two different continents. We travel around quite a bit.

    One of my other hobbies is Harleys but the one I have now is paid off and I am not jonesing to add another anytime soon. This is a hobby as well as practical transportation as it gets way better gas mileage than my cars do. I haven't had to invest much in it except for routine maintenance for a while.

    I also fish and hunt but they seem to go hand in hand. I have an older bass boat and a kayak. The bass boat can soak up some money but I enjoy a good day of fishing. Heck, I even enjoy a bad day of fishing. Better than working. I have most of my gear bought so it is more a maintenance fee for fishing.
     
  22. LeonCarr

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    Shooting first, handloading a very close second.
     
  23. NWCP

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    I spend quite a bit of time hunting, or at the range. I also have been an avid motorcyclist for years. There's still plenty of room for family and friends though.
     
  24. cfendley

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    Firearms and shooting is one of my favorite hobbies but it's not the one I do the most. I also spend a lot of time hunting in the fall and winter but over the years course I spend more time knife making or doing leathercraft. Firearms and shooting is an expensive hobby which is a big limiting factor. At least Knife making is a hobby that somewhat pays for itself if I don't count my time worth anything.
     
  25. knights_armorer

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