I Think AirGuns Are A Bad Addiction?

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    RonT
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    Over the years I have bought so many airguns and sold them all

    but each time I find my self buying airguns again.

    Right now I looking at two brand new air guns,

    and thinking why?

    But I know why this is an awesome hobby.

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    mtnGhost
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    Economically, it's only 1/2 to 1/3 as bad as watches, trust me!

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    Dansker
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    Im unclear…

    Is this a statement or a question?

    Ask your dentist what he have sunk into Leica cameras and Noctilux lenses over the years.
    Or any car collector…..
    Or watch collector…
    and dont' forget fountain pen collectors…

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    intenseaty22
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    I can definitely say it’s addictive AF. Bad? I reckon anything can be bad. I spend way too much time on here, and shooting, and money on airguns. Everything is relatively too, I don’t do crack or meth, so airguns are not that bad, see….I think that once I find the guns that make me whole I will stop buying them. Almost there, I think? Not sure Will see….

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    Brian10956
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    You know it’s bad when you don’t know how many you have. I just know I have 2 safes full of guns

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    ackuric
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    Eh, I have an addictive personality, but shooting isn't it for me, although I enjoy it, its boringly repeatable. 1 rifle suits my needs. I have plans in the future to build at least 1 more…would love to build from scratch but lack of tooling inhibits me…maybe one day. 

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    fishinwrench
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    I only have one bad habit (smoking).  All my other hobbies keep me from having more.  

    When the wife bitches, I ask her if she'd rather I closed the bars down every night, or started a bong hit/video game routine.

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    guod123
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    When you buy them, then sell them it's more like a long term rental. Take outings, shots, or length of ownership and that with money spent verses return. For many that shoot frequently, and without the added cost of range fees or transportation air is a huge savings. For me leaving Long Island is a couple of hours, bridges, tolls and fuel. Until recently it was an insignificant loss. The newer guns have really set the bar we've become accustomed to accuracy, power adjustment, now interchangeable calibers. A couple of weeks back the classifieds RAW, FX's, EDguns, Crickets, some were advertised at a huge discount of what they sold for at their highs. This still offers you a good chance of recouping a significant part of your outlay. Now whack some critters raiding veggie gardens, slay a few raccoons in a Vineyard, I'm eating and drinking pretty cost efficient. All things considered it's not that costly.

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    bubblerboy64
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    All things are relative.   I’ve spent $10,000 plus on air guns and related stuff in a year.  For most people that would be considered insane.  You can justify it if you need too.  It’s less then  the depreciation of a luxury car .   Probably what many spend on cigarettes and beer.   Less then one Rolex watch. Only in America.  Don’t even talk about boats airplanes or RV’s.  I have six air rifles so I likely am well over 10k.   It’s nuts no defense but I am thankful for with out it I’d probably need counseling 

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    ptthere
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    I don't have an answer. All I know is I bought one two months ago and I've probably spent 5 times that much since on related items… it's like cars, women, etc. They degrade over time, but if you put enough time and money into them, chances are you have something worth it all.

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    Wayne52
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    I've always been addicted to any kind of shooting myself, even when I was 5 years old :)

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