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PCP's are cheap, right?? (sarcasm intended)

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    Saltlake58
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    So a couple years ago, I bought a used MK1 from AoA (when they were still an FX Dealer).  Paid $1500 for the gun.  Then the fun started:

    Scope and rings, about $425

    Damage to the gun (my fault) complete rebuild, probably $200 in parts and a couple months of evenings putting it all back together.

    Wanted more accuracy so upgraded to STX barrel system $200

    Wanted more accuracy, so upgraded to Superior heavy liner $110

    Wanted more efficiency, so added Power Plenum $200 (worth every penny too!)

    Want more efficiency, so adding Ernest's dual transfer port $40 (with shipping) – expect it in a week or so

    Want more efficiency, so adding Dubber's slug kit $45 – expect it in a week or so

    Wanted bigger magazine, so upgrading to the 28 round version.  $65 – expect it in a week or so

    That doesn't even include the ammunition.  

    Please don't add it up, It's scary!

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    TMH
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    When you REALLY want to spend money on an air gun, buy a bunch of accessories.  I always tend to take a step back when looking at a new accessory, and ask myself "Is this really worth 10%, 20%, 25% of the price of the entire gun?"

    I'm really not sure if selling air guns is the business to be in if you want to make the real money.  Accessories, however…

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    KatoKevin454
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    Don't tell me….. and you complain and baulk at the price of a new car battery…… (Sarcasm)

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    orion
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    Lol, you are wanting too much, your taste is expensive!! 

    Marketing departments are effective in making us "want" more stuff.

     

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    Matt247365
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    It's only money!

    Enjoy it (looks like you are) 💪

    Earn some, Save some, Spend some 💵

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    KatoKevin454
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    you have $20,000 in air guns and you drive a 1985 Yugo 

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    dizzums
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    depends on what your trying to do or who your trying to impress … if all you need is an effective rig to rid your yard of pests you can get into it for under 400 with pump and scope, but yeah you can 'upgrade' from now on … will that make a difference in how effective it is on the pests – probably not enough to speak of ..

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    Saltlake58
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    accessories, forgot about those.  Couple buddy bottles and a compressor for about another $1000.  Chronograph(s), targets, back stops, shooting table, cases, scope mounting equipment, tools (Oh, the TOOLS!)  and the rest,  Range Fees, ammunition, probably forgot a lot of stuff there too!  Yeah, it's a cheap hobby.

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    biohazardman
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    Well it's cheap when compared to a drug addiction or some others like a wife and kids is it not?  ;^)  So, yes it is definitely a cheap addiction.

    I like you bought a Gen1 Impact and this is what happened after that.  It's a good thing we can upgrade these things otherwise we would be buying our way towards better performance with new guns all of the time.

    https://www.airgunnation.com/topic/the-true-cost-of-owning-a-pcp/?referrer=1

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    Pompkie
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    PCPs are not cheap because users decide to pay that much. This is as simple as that.

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    DesertSilver
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    My favorite PCP rifle cast me $120 used. It now has a $660 list scope on it (purchased for $210. I've got probably  $350 dollars in mods to the rifle. 100hrs or more working on it to install and tune mods and after all of that I might be able to $200 for it, maybe!! Thankfully it's my favorite rifle even though I have a more expensive rifle that's also more powerful. Heck, I paid $1525 for a used KTM 550 mxc and then proceeded to invest (?) another $4k in making it perfect but now it just sits. lol Too damn fast for this old man now.

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    Trucker3573
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    Cheap and expensive are completely subjective. A few thousand on an airgun?  What about trap/skeet shooters that may use a 10-20 k gun?? Crazy!!! What about the fisherman that has 70k into their boat? Goes on and on when it comes to hobbies. 

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    Saltlake58
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    All true.  Tools, anyone care to estimate value of their tools?  Maybe $10K in airguns isn't so bad after all

     

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