The true cost of owning a PCP

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    legionair
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    wyshadow

    …So I just think about how I'm able to shoot in the backyard with my daughter and hear her laugh at shooting plastic army men.

    Priceless

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    qball
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    Dingfelder

    I'm pretty shocked at how much I've spent so quickly, but am trying to cool it for a while. The problem is, I have more rifles than scopes, so …

     

    just follow odoyle’s advise and you soon will have more scopes than rifles……ask me how I know! 

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    Odoyle
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    Yea and he grumbles but don't want to Even sell me his Barra HERO FT 5-25×50 no matter how much I keep bugging him to sell it to me!

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    qball
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    Odoyle

    Yea and he grumbles but don't want to Even sell me his Barra HERO FT 5-25×50 no matter how much I keep bugging him to sell it to me!

     

    LOL! Yes, it doesn’t have a gun to go on but it gives me an excuse to look for one. 

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    Ironox
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    I just use Aaron Cantrell’s excuse for more….”I want to pass my toys on to my kids”. My wife, kind of, buys into that excuse too! Thanks Aaron!

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    qball
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    Ironox

    I just use Aaron Cantrell’s excuse for more….”I want to pass my toys on to my kids”. My wife, kind of, buys into that excuse too! Thanks Aaron!

     

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    I thought we all just follow the standard formula of n+1 for number of guns necessary.  

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    JungleShooter
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    qball

     
    I thought we all just follow the standard formula of n+1 for number of guns necessary.  

     

    ๐Ÿ”ถGUNS necessary = current number of guns n PLUS one more

    GUNS-nec. = n + 1

    Yes, that's the formula, qball.

    Well, one of them.

     

    ๐Ÿ”ถThere's that other one, about how many types of pellets are necessary per gun to find "the gun's perfect pellet":

    PELL-TYPES-nec = GUNS-nec x 20

     

    ๐Ÿ”ถAnd this one, too — about how many accessories are necessary….

    ACCSSR-nec = GUNS-nec x 10

     

     

    Matthias

     

     

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    Imyourhuckleberry
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    I just started a thread about buying a new gun, and everyone who answered recommended the RAW, so that's what I bought.  O'doyle had answered my thread with a few of his guns and I asked him if he knew what he'd spent on his PCP arsenal and he said that he didn't have the nerve to figure it out, as it would lead to a heart attack.  That's about where I am now as well.  I'm 75, had a bad motorcycle accident a while back which has really limited my options for enjoying the out of doors.  I figured I could shoot a pcp airgun in my yard and enjoy shooting again, and was right for once.  Since I bought my Marauder .22 in April of last year, I've bought the following:

    1.  Marauder .22

    2.  Talon P .25

    3.  Air Arms S510 XS .22 laminate

    4.  Condor SS .25

    5.  Veteran Std. .25 laminate

    6.  Veteran Long .25 laminate

    7.  FX Wildcat III Sniper .25

    8.  This week for my birthday coming up soon, a RAW HM1000XLRT .25 tan…they sold their last camo before my order came in

    I keep telling myself that this is probably enough, and my wife keeps asking me how many of these guns I'm going to buy…and I tell her I'll quit when they quit making guns that I want to own!  AND, this doesn't include the accessories to go with these fine guns.  My rationale is that I'm not going to take it with me so I'm going to enjoy it while I can since I can afford the hobby!

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    mercado
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    Imyourhuckleberry — that's the way I see it to I could afford it now, I don't know what happened in a few years so the 8 guns I have now will be my retirement guns I have 2 more to go .. but waiting to se another manufacturer to make some cast bullet shooter aside airforce…if no body come with something  will go with the custom bulldog route…

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    sillymike
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    I like to rationalize things using a cost-per-shot formula. 

    Cost of the rifle+scope+ammo+accessories, divided by the number of shots taken with it.

    – This way, a $2K airgun that is used weekly and sees 5,000 pellets a year. Is a better investment than the $2K 30-06 that comes out twice a years…

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    Hapo
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    …do you not realize how much 5000 pellets cost…!?!… .!. :D .!.

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    Imyourhuckleberry

    I just started a thread about buying a new gun, and everyone who answered recommended the RAW, so that's what I bought.  O'doyle had answered my thread with a few of his guns and I asked him if he knew what he'd spent on his PCP arsenal and he said that he didn't have the nerve to figure it out, as it would lead to a heart attack.  That's about where I am now as well.  I'm 75, had a bad motorcycle accident a while back which has really limited my options for enjoying the out of doors.  I figured I could shoot a pcp airgun in my yard and enjoy shooting again, and was right for once.  Since I bought my Marauder .22 in April of last year, I've bought the following:

    1.  Marauder .22

    2.  Talon P .25

    3.  Air Arms S510 XS .22 laminate

    4.  Condor SS .25

    5.  Veteran Std. .25 laminate

    6.  Veteran Long .25 laminate

    7.  FX Wildcat III Sniper .25

    8.  This week for my birthday coming up soon, a RAW HM1000XLRT .25 tan…they sold their last camo before my order came in

    I keep telling myself that this is probably enough, and my wife keeps asking me how many of these guns I'm going to buy…and I tell her I'll quit when they quit making guns that I want to own!  AND, this doesn't include the accessories to go with these fine guns.  My rationale is that I'm not going to take it with me so I'm going to enjoy it while I can since I can afford the hobby!

    …which is your favorite so far…???…

    …I once returned a Marauder w//o firing a shot…that is what I thought of it once I handled one…

    …I did not do so with my .25 TalonP and in fact bought a 24" barrel for it…it wears my "best" scope…I do not truly love it…

    …I seem to have a hard on for the S510…Yodoyal had buyer's remorse behind his…how do you feel aboot yours…????…

    (…this is me right now…)

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    Mikelo123
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    Eeh, I consider my PCP shooting a form of therapy and medical expenses are tax deductible…

    Any IRS folks reading….This a joke (just don't ask my Accountant, he is a known liar)!!

     

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    sillymike
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    In the big scheme of things, airguns are actually not that bad… and that's even if you buy some of the "nicer" stuff out there.

    – Buy them used/take care of them, and chances you'll pretty much get your money's worth if/when you decide to sell them.

    – – Then they'll only cost you the pellets

     

    Anybody else into motorcycles? Other than depreciation, ou can add another few hundred$ a year for tires/chain/sprockets. Another few hundred$ for insurance. Every few years, your riding gears will need to be replaced (that's thousand$ +). If you ride off road, there $ for the parts you'll break… But just like airguns, I think it's worth it… and still cheaper than a therapist ๐Ÿ‘ด

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    JungleShooter
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    sillymike

    …and still cheaper than a therapist ๐Ÿ‘ด

     

    Yeah, I keep telling myself that.

    But now I'm paying for the other therapist, the one that specializes in addictions….

     

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