by Rhoetus » Fri Feb 10, 2012 11:26 pm
by Kath » Fri Feb 10, 2012 11:31 pm
by Dr. Strangelove » Fri Feb 10, 2012 11:36 pm
by TheAmericanNomad » Fri Feb 10, 2012 11:53 pm
Rhoetus wrote:Thats okay and all...but its my government too.
Its not like They are out there trying to keep me from using my money or anything, and it isn't like my tax refund is going to make or break me (anymore). A lump sum is more handy to me, lacking in self-restraint as I am, than the piddly amounts that I would get to keep if I adjusted my W4.
I know that it would be more beneficial to use that $10 a month to put in a savings account or whatever, (and is feeding a bank really better than feeding the govt?) but I also know that I wouldn't do that. $10 is a nice steak, or (wow, I can't really think of anything else I'd spend ten bucks on at the moment but food)
$500 is two semesters of ballet for my daughter, or art supplies for my son, or a good start on a wardrobe refresher for my wife, maybe an eliptical machine, or a new half-bath.
by Kath » Sat Feb 11, 2012 12:03 am
TheAmericanNomad wrote:how quickly were you doing the math in your head that you figured $500 = 10 bucks a month?
by Flipowitz » Sat Feb 11, 2012 12:04 am
Dr. Strangelove wrote:What we need is to force those crabby rich people to sell their poodles and cut the rest of us checks to buy stuff. Or just send us all Ruger Scout Rifles. If birth control is your God-given right, then so is my damned scout rifle!
by Dr. Strangelove » Sat Feb 11, 2012 12:10 am
by Flipowitz » Sat Feb 11, 2012 12:40 am
Dr. Strangelove wrote:Then what rifle should I save up for basic survival issues and target practice (for something to do for once)?
by Smitty-48 » Sat Feb 11, 2012 12:43 am
by Dr. Strangelove » Sat Feb 11, 2012 12:45 am
by Smitty-48 » Sat Feb 11, 2012 12:46 am
Dr. Strangelove wrote:Hmm. Ammunition is cheaper with that, isn't it? Nothing but time to spend now. I need a new hobby or something. I have long considered picking up target shooting just to get the skill refreshed and actually at some sufficient level. The only rifle I ever fired was an M16 though. Several handguns, but I really don't see the point of a handgun in Illinois. It's just a hobby weapon for anything other than home defense. That's why I figured a rifle would give me more interest. I don't think I would find target practice with a .45 very fun after a while.
by Dr. Strangelove » Sat Feb 11, 2012 12:49 am
by Smitty-48 » Sat Feb 11, 2012 12:51 am
Dr. Strangelove wrote:Not much at all. Just for practice and something to do. I would probably purchase it at a range when I go to shoot.
I always lean more towards conservative designs for something like that. Knives are the same way. Give me a straight up Dozier knife over all that fancy bullshit with spikes and talons or whatever. I was originally just considering a simple bolt-action rifle. The scout rifle lets you do several things, but none of them perfectly well. I realize that I am not planning on hunting, so it might not be all that useful for me.
by Dr. Strangelove » Sat Feb 11, 2012 12:55 am
by Smitty-48 » Sat Feb 11, 2012 12:59 am
Dr. Strangelove wrote:What about something like this in .308?
http://www.ruger.com/products/m77Hawkey ... odels.html