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Posted: 6/12/2003 12:21:11 AM EDT
I was in the SCUBA thread. Oh great, another expensive ass hobby I am very interested in. As if my Jeep isnt enough. [b]J[/b] ust [b]E[/b]mpty [b]E[/b]very [b]P[/b]ocket... Tires...needs a (done) Lift kit....brings (half done) Belly Plates....next comes (done) Winch...which takes a special mount and bumper...(give till it friggin hurts, almost 2k) It never ends.... My gun budget is on hold indefinately until the Jeep is finished (like that happens)...I will squeeze scuba in somewhere... And my 'close circle'(read sisters mostly) are pressuring me to get married. Who can afford a woman (time OR money) with hobbies like mine. My last GF was a CPA. She said my income to expense ratio was bad. Said I should cut hobby spending [i]or[/i] increase income. Got a P/T job, then she "didnt get enough quality time". Got rid of her & kept the PT job. My hobbies are out of control. Anybody else have the spendy hobbies? Do they ever cost you more than money?
Link Posted: 6/12/2003 12:24:35 AM EDT
Shooting and guns is one of those rare hobbies that tends to get REALLY out of control amongst it's enthusiasts. I collect coins, and I've never seen a coin collector go after a certain coin the way i've seen gun-nuts try and gobble up a certain gun. It's weird.
Link Posted: 6/12/2003 12:35:31 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/12/2003 12:35:56 AM EDT by LotBoy]
R/C model aircraft can be expensive, but fun.
Link Posted: 6/12/2003 9:43:47 AM EDT
Originally Posted By LotBoy: R/C model aircraft can be expensive, but fun.
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Try military historical reenactment, esp. re-creating a British soldier or officer, 1745-1815. The uniforms and guns, [b]if done right without cutting corners such as machine sewing and modern materials/construction[/b] can cost thousands, each. The gun :$1200-3000, depending on what type is appropriate. Long Land Musket or Baker Rifle?, for example- and who makes them- that can change the price... The uniform and entire kit: around $1200 for a private. You don't want to know what an officer's costs. Then the sword...then the other stuff...officer's stuff (should) cost the most anyway. Of course, you can, acquiring some skills, make the stuff yourself, but, unlike shopping at the sutlers and merchants at Civil War reenactments, where one can whip out the Visa card and become a Rent-a-Reb or Store-bought Bluebelly almost instantly, 18th cent. reenactment is a serious committment of time, sweat equity and money, just to acquire the gear needed to do it. Unfortunately, there are many people in the hobby who cut corners...must be Democrats [rolleyes]....
Link Posted: 6/12/2003 9:47:37 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/12/2003 9:49:10 AM EDT by fritzthecat]
Hmm, RC Helicopters: Heli kit = U$ 1000 Engine & Muffler = U$500 Gyro = U$450 Rotorblades = U$250 Avionics = U$600 Multiply above for each heli owned (at least 3) Tools/GSE/Fuel = $500 Radio / Charger = U$1000 Average crash cost = U$300 to U$1000 Showing up plank (plane) flyers by doing a backward, inverted, rolling chandelle = priceless. Fritz
Link Posted: 6/12/2003 10:05:36 AM EDT
Belief that gun ownership is a hobby is why there are so many gun control laws today.
Link Posted: 6/12/2003 10:07:11 AM EDT
Running cheap 7.62, It runs around 10 rounds a second. At $100 a thousand, that's a dollar a second. Running XM193 or Q3131 in something else i like to beat up, the #'s work out to something like $1.66 a second. How much do you like your hobby?
Link Posted: 6/12/2003 10:10:04 AM EDT
Just imagine how bad it is for those of us who fly!!! "should I get that case of ammo or do I want to log some hours?"
Link Posted: 6/12/2003 10:10:44 AM EDT
Originally Posted By fritzthecat: Hmm, RC Helicopters: Heli kit = U$ 1000 Engine & Muffler = U$500 Gyro = U$450 Rotorblades = U$250 Avionics = U$600 Multiply above for each heli owned (at least 3) Tools/GSE/Fuel = $500 Radio / Charger = U$1000 Average crash cost = U$300 to U$1000 Showing up plank (plane) flyers by doing a backward, inverted, rolling chandelle = priceless. Fritz
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Fritz i fly the micro electric ms hornet cp parts are much cheeper but you don't get the performance of a nitro, good to learn on tho rc heli's are fun
Link Posted: 6/12/2003 10:11:39 AM EDT
I took up indoor Rock Climbing as an "inexpensive" hobby. Still not too cheap but cheaper than my others. My other hobbies: 1) Women. Nuff said. 2) Cars. Chevy truck, expensive to play with. Soon to be sports car, SCCA here I come. 3) Guns. Been shooting for years, I did have about 7k worth in shotguns and rifles at 17 years of age. (I didn't pay full rpice for anything)I bought my 1st AR last november as a "cheap to shoot" gun. HAHAHA yeah right. Now I'm lookin at picking up a couple of handguns and a tactical shotgun, and a revolver/lever action combo and now a .30-30 lever gun from that other thread. Damn.
Link Posted: 6/12/2003 10:12:41 AM EDT
Did anyone else buy a diamond today?
Link Posted: 6/12/2003 10:13:20 AM EDT
I can only afford guns as a hobby and I am still spending more than I make. The coins vs. guns? Duh, coins are boring, guns are fun.
Link Posted: 6/12/2003 10:15:49 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/12/2003 10:17:25 AM EDT by DavidC]
The cost of my last performance car drivetrain - and that's just the drivetrain, not the suspension and all the other mods, not too mention the two previous blown up motors, et al: 4-bolt main LT4 block $ 500.00 Lunati 4340 forged crankshaft $ 1,265.10 JE Custom Pistons $ 675.00 Lunati 5.85" Pro Mod Rods $ 650.00 Sealed Power Rings $ 79.95 Clevis Rod Bearings $ 58.00 Main Rod Bearing $ 61.95 Balance the rotating assembly $ 250.00 CC R-Series Lifters $ 185.00 Custom CC grind Camshaft $ 225.00 ARP Block stud kit - 4-bolt mains $ 150.00 ARP Head stud kit $ 135.00 Canton Oil Pan and Pickup $ 287.00 Degrease block $ 65.00 Magnaflux block $ 80.00 Check Line Bore $ 45.00 Rebore and hone cylinders $ 160.00 Finish hone cylinders (Fine) $ 70.00 Deck Block to 9.010 $ 185.00 Install Cam Bearings $ 55.00 Assemble Short Block $ 250.00 Assembly Prep Block $ 65.00 O-Ring block - Receiver groove $ 176.00 Cam bearings $ 17.37 Melling M55A Oil Pump $ 40.72 Clearance Block for 396 crank and rods $ 150.00 File fit rings $ 40.00 Complete Cylinder Head valve job $ 160.00 Install Cylinder head valve guides $ 125.00 Machine for valve stem seals $ 40.00 Ferrara Exhaust valve (1) $ 29.02 Valve guides (350vette) $ 62.85 Rear Main Bearing Seal $ 22.76 Intermediate shaft $ 8.37 Rollermaster Billet double-roller timing chain $ 150.00 Trick Flow Rods $ 80.00 SCE Copper LT1 head gaskets $ 98.00 GTP Stage 2 LT4 heads $ 2,400.00 GTP Ported LT4 Intake $ 300.00 BBK 1000 CFM 58mm throttle body $ 325.00 JBA Ceramic Coated headers $ 700.00 Mufflex Custom y-pipe $ 625.00 Custom Fuel System $ 1,200.00 50# MSD Injectors $ 595.00 ATI D1 Supercharger F-body 3-core intercooler kit $ 3,700.00 Mezeire Electric Water Pump $ 189.00 Autometer Electric FP Gauge $ 160.00 Autometer Boost Gauge $ 40.00 Autometer Oil temp gauge and sensor $ 40.00 PermaCool Oil and PS Fluid cooler $ 190.00 Borla Adjustable SS Exhaust $ 500.00 Mufflex Custom Blower Intake $ 180.00 Totals $ 17,591.09 $ Add to that the cost of labor for the work I couldn't do myself, then add things like four complete sets of rims/tires, street cage, 3 transmissions, and all the other fun stuff.
Link Posted: 6/12/2003 10:18:47 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Imbroglio: Belief that gun ownership is a hobby is why there are so many gun control laws today.
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[anti/troll/Imbro] How many guns do you own? [me] More than I need, not as many as I Want. My CCW/"MBR"/Truck Gun, etc, are a function of my [b]Creator Endowed Right[/b]. The extra [unlisted] pistols, some duplicates, the [unlisted] rifles to include multiple copies of the same gun/platform, etc are a function of my hobby. My country Grandpa wasnt crazy about guns, they were strictly a tool. My [s]crazy[/s] country Uncle liked guns so he collected them. Dad is a hybrid of both, I am a xerox copy. Hobby- An activity or interest pursued at ones leisure for enjoyment. Yep that fits!
Link Posted: 6/12/2003 10:48:02 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Imbroglio: Belief that gun ownership is a hobby is why there are so many gun control laws today.
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Bullseye!
Link Posted: 6/12/2003 10:55:22 AM EDT
Link Posted: 6/12/2003 11:07:36 AM EDT
I've been married for 25+ years to a beautiful woman who loves horses...cost of guns & bullets is nothing compared to equines & their equine stuff. -hanko
Link Posted: 6/12/2003 11:31:47 AM EDT
Golf Guns Hunting SCUBA In that order I've lost a few girlfriends because of my golf addiction. Oh well. Easy come, easy go. I've also had a couple take up golf to spend more time with me. Frankly, I'd rather they just left me.[;)]
Link Posted: 6/12/2003 11:41:04 AM EDT
[B]I've been married for 25+ years to a beautiful woman who loves horses...cost of guns & bullets is nothing compared to equines & their equine stuff. [/b] oh yeah, hank...preach on! acreage...new fence...new barn...new house...well and septic...tractors and major implements...garden tractors...tack...vet and ferrier bills...horsie food and supplements...hay...trailer and tow rig. man! firearms are downright cheap by comparison!
Link Posted: 6/12/2003 11:46:42 AM EDT
Link Posted: 6/12/2003 11:47:03 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Imbroglio: Belief that gun ownership is a hobby is why there are so many gun control laws today.
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[imbro]"Be thankful the police officer was still able to go home that night to his family!"[/imbro] [:D]
Link Posted: 6/12/2003 11:51:19 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/12/2003 11:52:30 AM EDT by gus]
Whatever you do, do NOT get interested in racing cars (real ones). I recently sold my drag car. Had about $30k+ in it (and untold hundreds of hours of labor) and got to make a total of about 50 passes in it. Sold for $8k (in pieces). As my dad always says, if it flys, floats, or fucks, it's cheaper to rent it.
Link Posted: 6/12/2003 11:59:08 AM EDT
Hmmm...my favorite hobby is blacksmithing. I have managed to pay for every upgraded piece of equipment in my shop with proceeds from work produced in the forge...except the anvil, which I bought outright to get started. I've even bought guns and such from forge profits. I'm not making anything on this weeks labor though..a knife for dad for fathers day. Oh, and I don't charge the wife...not in money anyway >:)
Link Posted: 6/12/2003 12:35:35 PM EDT
Originally Posted By lordtrader: I seem to be attracted to expensive hobbies. Golf: Clubs $350 Green fees: $60 - $100 Balls: $40 Skydiving: AFF Classes: about $1000 Silhoutte 170 rig $3500 Per jump: $17.00 Shooting: Ammo: $200+ mo. Cleaning equipment: $25 Accessories: up to $1000 Cost of guns: Priceless (although I haven't spent much since moving to TX and being broke)
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You forgot Womenz: Dinner: $200 (Depend on the lady, and if she is beautiful that bill can go way up) Entertainment: $100 (Again depend on the lady if she is worth the night out) Bar Drinks: $500 (Again depend on the Lady if she is ugly that tab can go way way up)
Link Posted: 6/12/2003 1:24:23 PM EDT
Originally Posted By AR_Rifle:
Originally Posted By lordtrader: I seem to be attracted to expensive hobbies. Golf: Clubs $350 Green fees: $60 - $100 Balls: $40 Skydiving: AFF Classes: about $1000 Silhoutte 170 rig $3500 Per jump: $17.00 Shooting: Ammo: $200+ mo. Cleaning equipment: $25 Accessories: up to $1000 Cost of guns: Priceless (although I haven't spent much since moving to TX and being broke)
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You forgot Womenz: Dinner: $200 (Depend on the lady, and if she is beautiful that bill can go way up) Entertainment: $100 (Again depend on the lady if she is worth the night out) Bar Drinks: $500 (Again depend on the Lady if she is ugly that tab can go way way up)
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Look who posted. Women don't factor in.
Link Posted: 6/12/2003 2:23:01 PM EDT
Guns Bows Golf RC airplanes reloading building arrows computers Man work is just getting in the way!!!
Link Posted: 6/12/2003 2:43:09 PM EDT
My friend is into tournament sportfishing. [img]http://photos.ar15.com/WS_Content/ImageGallery/IG_LoadImage.asp?iImageUnq=13653[/img] Talk about spendy !!
Link Posted: 6/12/2003 2:50:14 PM EDT
I was talking to my brother a while back and he told me that he had just dropped upwards of 9 grand into his car ,tricking it out , with more on the way ....all I could think of is how many guns I could buy with that much cash.... oh well everybody has their own priorities... t
Link Posted: 6/12/2003 6:44:54 PM EDT
Although my wife won't let me call it my "hobby", coke and hookers have pretty much ended my fiscal responsibility.
Link Posted: 6/12/2003 7:12:30 PM EDT
ROPEING Horse-$5,000-$10,000 (my budget). Can be upwards of $25,00-$100,000 for a horse that works. Trailer-$20,000+ Truck-$35,000= Not to mention feed for practice steers, horse feed, entry fees, ropes and fuel. cruizer
Link Posted: 6/12/2003 7:15:06 PM EDT
Machining, A hobby with a payoff if your good... All the basic machines required to make a basic Bolt rifle: $3500 (No top-of-line stuff(a good lathe though), just a lathe, mill, grinder, rotary tool, planer). Bits to Bore, Rifle, and ONE chamber reamer: $500 Headspace guages: $75 Bit's to actually cut all the other parts: $300+++ Die/tap/drill-bit's for one gun: $200+ One 72" 440C high-carbon Stainless steel rod, 1.5" dia: $188 (aluminum and plain steel are cheap, thats for the rest of the gun) Hardening of steel (not sure, didnt shop around yet, probably in the $100-$200 range for just a barrel ) Add to this all the other stock material, plus furniture, plus probably a bunch of other stuff I forgot. Ten again, a toy like this could sell, and if you know what your doing, and make it look cool, it'll pay back whatever it cost you. Bah, who am I kidding, I wouldn't sell any guns I make [:P]
Link Posted: 6/12/2003 7:36:35 PM EDT
Originally Posted By gus: Whatever you do, do NOT get interested in racing cars (real ones). I recently sold my drag car. Had about $30k+ in it (and untold hundreds of hours of labor) and got to make a total of about 50 passes in it. Sold for $8k (in pieces). As my dad always says, if it flys, floats, or fucks, it's cheaper to rent it.
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I like your Dad already. You and the others who mentioned auto racing, either road or drag, are right about the cost and the fact that you can't get any money back out when it's time to sell. Bummer.
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