money to burn

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by JonM, Apr 6, 2011.

  1. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    if you had 2000$ you had to spend what would you do with it??

    rules:
    must be spent on a toy of some sort
    cant use it to pay bills
    cant use it to invest or start new accounts
    cant buy ammunition
    cant be given to a friend or relative
    must be used on yourself for your own selfish goals
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    i think i would buy a sidescan sonar unit for my fishing boat. maybe i could actually FIND a fish and have a chance to catch one.
     
  2. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    Okay. Is your house in order? Are both vehicles up to date on maintenance? Any generator's in your possession, fire extinguishers, first aid kits up to date and current?

    This is a 'what gun next' issue? Yes??
     

  3. JonM

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    not neccessarily. just cant be used on current bills as in living expenses. you can use to buy guns or knives things for your ride but it has to be something for your own use. 200000 pieces of gum if you want heh.

    i got a definate list of firearms still to buy. just curious to see what people like for themselves
     
  4. Car54

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    Road Trip to the FTF, El Paso Meet & Greet.
     
  5. dunerunner

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    I'm with Car54, cause that's about what it would cost me!! :D
     
  6. dnthmn2004

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    I would get myself set up for reloading. What I didn't spend on equipment would be spent on bullets, powder and primers.
     
  7. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    Generator....at that price it wouldn't power the entire house but I could run the fridge/freezer and the water heater or the well. Enough where our food wouldn't go bad, we would still have fresh water and could bath in warm water.
     
  8. Dillinger

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    Quoted for Truth.

    If you don't have one, now is the time to get one. Having power when no one else does is a feeling of security known by the few. I would highly recommend getting a set up for plug in style portable generator, or consider putting the $2K down on a one year, no interest pad mount that will run your whole house.

    We have one that is tied into the gas line. ATS to kick in after 8-10 seconds of no line power. Powerful enough to run the whole house plus, so when we lose power, we are out for a few seconds and loving life.

    The neighbors? Not so much.

    The natural gas line, the main, is approximately 36" to 50" below grade in any part of Washington, Oregon and Kalifornia. I don't know about anywhere else I am afraid. But at that depth, the temperature never really changes more than a few degrees off of 68. Very limited possibility of freeze, break or interference short of an earthquake or an "accident".

    Because the NGL (Natural Gas Line) is federally regulated on reporting number of customers on line and number out of service, the backbone is monitored, and constantly upgraded, to insure it will remain in service. This is a good thing if your generator support is tied to such a backbone. ;)

    JD
     
  9. M14sRock

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    I'd put it towards a couple of new IOR 2.5-10 scopes. Was just thinking about buying them.
     
  10. c3shooter

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    Got guns. Got power. Got toys.


    Spring break. Ft Lauderdale, or Ft Walton Beach. Toes in water, butt in sand, drink in hand, surrounded by nubile teens that have a fixation on Santa Claus. :D
     
  11. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    A .22 pistol...either a Ruger Mark III or a Browning BuckMark.

    The El Paso Meet and Greet.
     
  12. Jo da Plumbr

    Jo da Plumbr New Member

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    Yeah I need one of these for my 7mm mag.
     
  13. skullcrusher

    skullcrusher New Member

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    Usually, my money looks like this with the dollar symbol in front. $2000. Even $2k is acceptable. Still said aloud as, "two thousand dollars." Sorry, but I have never seen the dollar sign written after the amount...ever. Now, the pound sign or the lire sign, yes.

    How about a night school class? Never too old to learn something.
     
  14. M14sRock

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    I'm sticking one on my M25 and one on my .300 Win Mag. Might eventually put one on my .280, too.
     
  15. skullcrusher

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    A 2.5-10 is good enough for a .300 Win mag? Just curious because a friend is looking at some different scopes for his. His current scope was sighted in at my place, but never proven to the longer ranges. He will be here mid-April to change out his current scope.
     
  16. M14sRock

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    Plenty good enough.

    I have excellent vision, and find that each 1x is more than suitable for 100 yards. The quality of the glass is more important than the magnification. But the .300Win Mag it will go on is my hunting rifle, primarily. Win Mod70 Classic Stainless.

    I'd rather have a fixed 6x scope with Schott glass, than a Leupold 4-12.

    I use a fixed 10x on my M25 and use it out to 1,000 all the time, and that is on a .308 which is really not a suitable 1,000 caliber.

    However, I have another .300Win Mag (Husqvarna Mauser) that never gets used anymore (Blued steel and walnut get hammered in wet weather) and may get dedicated as a long range rifle, and if so will probably get this scope. Creamy, and delicious.

    I'm in the process of converting everything to Mil/Mil. The expense hurts, but the end product is always worth it.

    Any time a quick shot is required, or the target is moving, a low powered scope will outperform a high magnification scope. Every time. Most of my shooting is either geared towards quick shots, or moving targets.
     
  17. skullcrusher

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    I have excellent vision in one eye...the other is a "thanks Mom" situation moment as it is hereditary. I agree that higher magnifications makes it harder to hold on target.
     
  18. towboater

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    New carpet in two bedrooms....exciting huh??
     
  19. AcidFlashGordon

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    The new Springfield Armory Range Officer 1911-A1 with all the trimmings, i.e. holster, several spare magazines, laser sight.....

    Any money left over would sit in my dresser drawer in my "mad money" pile.
     
  20. opaww

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    If it had to be on a new toy, I would buy 2 CAR-15's sell them and use the money to go see my grand children in AZ.