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I've lost my friggin mind. (double rifle)

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by H&Hhunter, May 30, 2003.

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  1. H&Hhunter

    H&Hhunter Moderator

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    Hi honey I'm home:) :) :) And you'll never believe what Followed me home :uhoh:

    I sold a 4 wheeler a wetherby mark V ultra light .300 an Ithica side by side 12 Ga and I only owe several thousand more dollars. But by golly I finally got me a double rifle.

    Hey it's an investment right? Never lose money on a double they say.(also known as rationalization) In any case I just put the down on a Butch Searcy field grade .470NE ejector double.

    If anybody out there has any water tight sales pitches for the little lady let me know. In any case I may soon be looking for a reasonably priced apartment to rent. The better half went totally :cuss: cuss: :fire: :banghead: When I fessed up to her.

    Can you imagine that?

    www.searcyent.com

    But don't rationalize to long. It starts to make sense after a while.
     
  2. Mike Irwin

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    Careful!

    When the Mrs. divorces you she'll take 1 barrel, leaving you with a single-barrel .470!

    Years ago when I was with NRA I shot a Ferlach (I think that's what it was) .470 double.

    More power to you. :)
     
  3. Soap

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    I'm jealous. A double rifle is in my stars, just not yet... Enjoy it!
     
  4. Ledbetter

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    Try this, no guarantees:

    "Honey, by buying the field grade instead of the deluxe I saved $4,000!!"
     
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  5. PJR

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    The only double rifle I could possibly afford is that 45-70 Cabela's sells.. I'd love to get one, congrats.
     
  7. QuarterBoreGunner

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    H&Hhunter- you Sir, are a brave man.

    I've brought home some hardware that spawned, shall we say, an icy response, but....

    Here's the line:
    _______________________________________________

    Here's H&Hhunter over the line.


    Wow. Most excellent. I've been nursing the need for a Ruger safari rifle for a long time, but never even considered a double.
     
  8. JohnBT

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    I understand. I bought tickets for the Accurate Reloading raffle for a Searcy rifle.

    As far as advice, I pass. My lawyer did my divorce for $112 and that included the court costs.

    John
     
  9. H&Hhunter

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    Guys I like the bait and switch angle!!:cool:

    Especially the one about saving money......:cool: :cool:

    I've been trying to work on the ole "this rifle could well one day save my life" routine. No luck, so far.

    But the good news is that the dog and I are bonding. We slept very well last night in his house.

    John I may need the number of your lawyer. Does he also do debt consolidation?:D

    PJR,
    You sir, are correct about the value of a searcy they are in my opinon the best quality double for the money by a long shot. And they are all custom fit to the shooter.
    See it makes perfect sense....
     
  10. Al Thompson

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    Could use the old - but honey, I don't (smoke/drink/cuss) or chase loose ladies..

    Or you could buy her something of equal value - problem is that you have to buy it without asking what she wants......

    Here's hope -

    My divorce was $700 out the door.. :D No alimony - :D, :D. She got three guns and half the equity in the house plus the Camry - :(. I still hunt bambi with her brother - :D.

    Ain't love grand?
     
  11. Outlander

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    Whatever you decide to tell her it would help if you were doing the dishes at the time.

    "In all of recorded history, no woman has ever shot her husband while he was doing the dishes".
     
  12. Mike Irwin

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    My ex-wife simply walked away -- from me, from the house, from the little equity, from everything.

    She took her debts, her stuff, and simply left.

    Oh yeah. Since I wanted to try to save the marriage (what the hell was I thinking???) and she didn't, I made her pay for the pleasure of the divorce, too.

    Oh yeah, one other interesting thing. I also kept all the friends. Including HER friends from before we were married.

    At the moment I'm now sitting in a house that's worth nearly $300,000, far in excess of what it was worth when she left me.

    Thanks, you miserable :cuss: :cuss: :cuss: . Nicest thing you ever did for me.
     
  13. Don Gwinn

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    Al, remember what they say about assumptions. . . . maybe he can't use that one! :evil:
     
  14. H&Hhunter

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    Well I don't smoke...............
     
  15. Cosmoline

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    I would prefer

    Two handi rifles and some duct tape. :D
     
  16. WYO

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    I have a friend going through the same thing right now, only he hasn't bought one yet. If I didn't buy the "English doubles have outperformed the stock market for the last 10 years" argument, I know someone else who won't, either.

    But I really like the safety angle. How would she feel if an elephant stomped you into mush while you were working the bolt because you didn't have that double rifle. Of course, if you don't know the answer to that one in advance, it may be best not to ask it. :)

    BTW, did you tell her that ammo costs between $9.50 and 10.50 a shot?

    Good luck, and have a nice day.
     
  17. Braz

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    Very cool,

    You've reached a rarified air H&H. Pics???? :)
     
  18. HerbG

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    Normally I'd argue for just fessing up and taking the consequences, but this time maybe some crafty creativity is in order!
     
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    If all you wanted was a two-barrelled rifle you could have gotten a Russian made EAA Corp double rifle and saved yerself some serious grief and kept the 4-wheeler.:D :D
     
  20. cratz2

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    I think a small shiny gift for her and an explanation on how double rifles will continue to increase in value exponentially will suffice.

    Hopefully... ;)
     
  21. Tamara

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    Hmmm.

    I suppose the "But all my friends have one!" angle is right out, here. ;)
     
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    I paid $6000 for an 'Army and Navy' .470 made in the 30's by Cogwell and Harrison for the officer PX sales in Africa. I bought it in 83 and I had it appraised 5 years ago for $12000 ! Pretty good return compared to most folks retirement plans:evil: My (ex ) wife thought I was nuts too. I gave her all the furniture including valuble art work to keep my gun collection. My gun collection is worth north of $200000 and her furniture is long ruined by the boot heels of the young drunken cowboys of her mid life crisis:neener: I put the equity of the home sales in rural property with an old farm house which I have put 10 years of work in and it went up 5X in value. She partied her way thru So. Calif with men 10+ years her junior. She sits in an apt now and the sons I put thru college feel sorry for her, stuck with her newest loser. Any whooo you can step up to a box or 2 of Federal factory ammo and then reload. You only shoot maybe 12 of these babies in an afternoon anyway. I still have a few Woodliegh bullets left of 50 I purchased 15 years ago , and 6 factory Federals of a 10 year old box of 20. A good investment nomatter what the marital outcome!
     
  23. H&Hhunter

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    No pics yet it'll be several months before I actually have the little bugger in my hands. It's being built as we speak. But I'll be sure and drop some pics when it gets in. For now go to WWW.Searcyent.com. They've got some real nice pic on their site.

    WYO,
    We haven't crossed the ammo cost bridge yet. But here's the deal I have already bought a set .470 dies $138.00. I also bought a .475 cal mold and can mold my own lead bullets for practice. The really expensive part is the brass. the cheapest I can find is Bell brass for $48.00 per twenty, Norma is $68.00 per twenty and Bertram is more. I've got a buddy in the RSA who says he gets em from a local company for about $.75 per so I'm going to work that angle and see if I can get some imported. Hunting bullets are another story $$$$$$$ big time.

    Gordon,
    I like your input quality doubles do not lose value.

    I'
     
  24. skippie

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    I guess "it looked lost and hungery, I could't just leave it there, alone and cold like that. are you that cold hearted?" is out of the question...:neener:
     
  25. tex_n_cal

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    Of course, one can always look for one of the Blackpowder express rifles, which kick way less than a Nitro Express, cost lots less, and are better suited to North American game.

    Of course, they also have gone up in price, mainly because a chap named Seyfried keeps telling people how to get them shooting:banghead:

    Me? I bought a Field's Patent falling block single shot, in caliber .500-450#1 Express. Drives 300 grain bullets at 1850 fps, which is enough for anything domestically. Don't know if it will ever shoot well enough, due to its bore condition, but it is a fun rifle. At $1000 it was relatively cheap english fun.
     
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