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Old 08-06-2007, 05:54 AM   #21
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Default good investment!

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I am fine with the NFA. My Class III stuff appreciates about 50% per year now. It's my Second Amendment retirement plan.
The man's got a point. Can you think of another investment with a guaranteed 50% annual return?

These weapons are expensive, for sure, but another expense I don't see anyone mentioning is FEEDING the damned things. I used to know a gunsmith and Class III dealer and collector who reloaded ammo ALL YEAR for ONE afternoon of shooting when he and some friends would take them out for some full-auto fun. You can go through $10K in ammo in a few hours. At 600 rounds a minute or more--well, do the math. It sounds like a rich man's hobby to me.
Hey, I'm buying Lotto tickets. Maybe someday...
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Old 08-06-2007, 12:53 PM   #22
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I do not see myself going to the range all the time to shoot full auto.

It is something that is fun to do once in a while. But for me... just having a gun that can do it is also a thrill.

I have a type of gun that most other people do not have. In my friends and co-worker network.. There was only one other guy and he moved.

Plus... it is an investment so unless they repeal the 1986 ban.. I know I can sell this and get more than I paid plus the shipping and ATF tax stamp cost.

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Thats the kicker LEO:if we win in suprem you lose.I like mg but my likes are for crew served.vickers/browning /hockiss/ect.

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Thats the kicker LEO:if we win in suprem you lose.I like mg but my likes are for crew served.vickers/browning /hockiss/ect.
Ya... It would suck but!!! I would get to go out and stock up on more MGs at a much lower cost.

So in the end... If I bought during the ban I would have paid much more. So buying after the repeal.... It would balance out for me. So I would have to buy plenty more to make up for it.
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i wish i could afford a m60. i fell in love with them when i grew up around the Marines. even got to fire them a few times. i also wouldnt mind having a m16a2 with a m204 . but until the laws change or i get rich. i will just stick to my ar15 semi.

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Old 08-12-2007, 04:11 PM   #26
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You can have them all..... But you wil need some cash to blow.

I am lucky enough to have a good wife that lets me buy expensive toys. She better since I work a ton of overtime.

M16A2 $24,500
http://www.westernfirearms.com/wfc/m16?set=40

Average Price List July 2007 $21,000
http://www.machinegunpriceguide.com/html/us_mg_5.html

Average Pirice List 2007 $35,000
http://www.machinegunpriceguide.com/html/us_belt_8.html

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I had a S&H HK sear installed in my pack for $9K, but that was several years ago. I have seen complete MP5 Sear guns going for 18K now.

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Old 08-19-2007, 11:24 PM   #28
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Looks like mine but I am missing the lighted fore grip.

I wish I had bought a few years ago. I never knew how easy it was to purchase and finally did. When I was looking around in 2003... $12,000 and in 2007... $19,000!!

The price keeps going up each year. Mine was/is brand new and only test fired. I have one of the best sears you can get too.. Fleming.

Where did you get the light or did it come with? Is it a surefire brand or something else?

I want one but not with the surefire logo on the side.

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Looks like mine but I am missing the lighted fore grip.

I wish I had bought a few years ago. I never knew how easy it was to purchase and finally did. When I was looking around in 2003... $12,000 and in 2007... $19,000!!

The price keeps going up each year. Mine was/is brand new and only test fired. I have one of the best sears you can get too.. Fleming.

Where did you get the light or did it come with? Is it a surefire brand or something else?

I want one but not with the surefire logo on the side.
Ya it is a surefire light. I need to pick up a flashhider for it soon. Then I am going to get a mount so I can put my aimpoint on it.
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I was looking into a flash hider too... I do not want to change much on my MG so no additional sights for me.

https://secure.longmountain.com/popup_image.php?pID=159&osCsid=9e9a0a9f1b02c940931 5d97cc1c8d119

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