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ARE YOU A HOARDER?

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  1. blkcloud

    blkcloud Active Member

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    Even though I cant stand to watch the tv show "hoarders"..it has made my life easier.. I cant seen to throw away empty 5 gallon buckets or short pieces of wire, I have 2 gun safes crammed full of long guns and now when my wife ask me why I have a bucket full of spent primers in my loading room I just tell her I'm a hoarder and SMILE...LOL..
     
  2. GrubbyJack

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    Tell her you are going to get a Corbin die set and make .25ACP bullets out of the spent primers...Grubby (ps told mine that, and it didn't fly..)
     
  3. oleolliedawg

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    My ex-wife was the ultimate hoarder. I gave her an option-me or her junk. Guess what she chose!!
     
  4. wolfram

    wolfram Well-Known Member

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    A lot of us gun guys are hoaders. I have a thing for old shotgun shells and .22 ammo. Got cases of the stuff all over the place. Can't seem to divest myself of any kind of brass whether I actually load it or not. Can't force myself to sell or trade off guns either, just buy more.

    This is why we have the 'man cave'.
     
  5. Jeff P

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    I must be.

    I have to have at least 25,000 once fired STS in the house...and I'm still picking them up when I find them.

    The 25k is in addition to the almost 40 flats of loaded ammo I have on hand at any one time...

    I tell folks I don't really like to shoot trap, I like to pick up empties and reload.
     
  6. psfive

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    I must be, gave away 2000 new style AA's. Quickly replaced them with STS's & Nitro 27's. I have totes (lots of them) full, I'll never use the all. I don't think I have near enough. Paul
     
  7. highflyer

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    I am not as bad as my wife, her stuff takes up more room than my stuff, but I have problems. I can't make myself throw away old hunting, fishing, camping, dog training, and shooting stuff that I will never use. You never know when you might need it.
     
  8. Leo

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    Jeff P, I really like to shoot but don't really like to reload, maybe as a team we could work it out........
     
  9. southjblue

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    I am a hoarder --only problem is I can't find the stuff when I need it--Left my K-80 at the club gun rack one day and got home before I missed it---we have the best guys---Can U imagine the phone call---they still laugh at me---sjb---
     
  10. Kim Little

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    I always ask myself, "Has this item served a purpose in my life in the last 6 mos., if not it's off to Good Will." Kim
     
  11. bluedsteel

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    I must be the ultimate "anti-hoarder". If I don't shoot it, I sell it. If I don't ride it anymore, it's gone. I prefer empty spaces in my house to stuff. I don't buy shelves because I hate having stuff lying on them.

    My motto "When in doubt, throw it out".

    In all honesty, I don't miss any possessions from my past.

    Not accumulating has kept my mind free of dealing with stuff. I have enough to worry about without insuring, cleaning, storing, maintaining, organizing, hiding, moving, and just plain looking at stuff.

    But, we are all different. So, ya just have to do what works for you.

    bluedsteel
     
  12. shannon391

    shannon391 Active Member

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    No, I'm a prepper.

    Buy it cheap stack it deep.
     
  13. stillmisses

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    I have a new rule for the last several years. If I don't use it within three years, out it goes. The wife still has a couple months to go.
    Snicker snicker
     
  14. Mapper

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    Far be it from me to cast stones at those who retain things. Just off the top, I have a new forend for a S&W revolving rifle(I think), a new 1917 Enfield bbl, and a Robert Bosch mag for a 1930s sprinter. I do not own anything that any of this junk will fit on. And there's more.
     
  15. grnberetcj

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    I'm with Shannon....I buy (and have bought) reloading components when I feel the price is right.

    I use approx. 20-25 bags of shot and 30 flats of new shells on a yearly average. Presently I have approx. 500 bags of shot, 4 - 8# kegs of powder, 20k primers, 25k wads and over 150 new flats of shells in stock.

    I kept buying when the prices were favorable. The shells (Estates & Top Guns) I bought at $28 & $29 per flat), the shot averages out to $18 per bag. At my present rate I'll probably never use it all (as I do keep buying from time to time) by the time I get planted, but it's there if I need it or decide to sell and liquidate.

    It's not hoarding, merely preparing.

    Curt
     
  16. OGC Director

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    Hey Curt, Any chance of making it into your will(not that I want you checking out any time soon)?

    Rich (needing shooting supplies) in Indiana
     
  17. hmb

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    Twice a year have a garage sale, then you will have room for more stuff and money to buy it. HMB
     
  18. Sportshot

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    Did you really mean to write 500 bags of shot? .... 500 25# bags? That is a bunch?!? Like about $21,000 worth in the current market.
     
  19. grnberetcj

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    Yes...slightly over 500 bags. All 25#, mostly West Coast magnum 7-1/2's.

    Curt
     
  20. superxjeff

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    That's my kind of hoarding Curt! Jeff
     
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