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Airgun Addiction - What in Sam Hill is Wrong With Me?
« on: August 10, 2016, 09:42:50 AM »
Airgun Addiction - What in Sam Hill is Wrong With Me?

I have a habit of becoming hyper focused on whatever the subject is at hand.  For many years it was photography, and then it was photography done with my home built pinhole cameras. It was sculpture. It was fishing. It was motorcycles. It was building an offshore fishing boat in my garage. And now I have little time to make stuff. But there's this Airgun thing... I buy a new gun, and play with it, and then I want another, and another, and another.

Some of these airguns I buy aren't even appropriate for my backyard where I do most of my shooting. The 909s and the DAQ are too powerful, and too loud. And yet, I love these things, and can't wait to go shoot em. And I want more big bore airguns. It's the boom, it's potential destructive power, it's the workmanship, it's the accuracy. It's something else I can't quite put my finger on.   Can't even hunt piggies or deer here in California, the Garden of Eden, but I can't help myself. 

Now I'm going down the road of making grips and a stock, and opening these things up and polishing all the bits to make them smoother, and easier to use.  Oh help me.

What is wrong with me?  :o


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Re: Airgun Addiction - What in Sam Hill is Wrong With Me?
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2016, 09:55:38 AM »
Well,

It is obvious that you have a severe case of reportolism!! You must send all your Air Guns to me ASAP!!!

Well, I had to make that disease up because I couldn't find anything about a term for the addiction to loud noises!

Let us know how it works out for you, we need the help as well!

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Re: Airgun Addiction - What in Sam Hill is Wrong With Me?
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2016, 10:02:16 AM »
I have the same problem no matter the hobby/activity. With fishing, I have to have the best, then upgraded with boca, ceramic line guide pawls etc. with r/c I had to have the best electronics money could buy, best bearing etc custom parts etc. with airguns it's the same vicious cycle of modifications and perfect tunes/ better guns etc. I'm never satisfied with anything. Including my wife, I wish she weren't so lazy and bitchy. My car, I wish it wasn't so old and slow. My job, I want it to pay better and less hours. Those are things I can't feasibly change, so I stick to hobbies and thing I can change. I live vicariously through the object in my life with the delusion they are changing my actual life around me. I truly wish I was t this way, as I see others content with what they have it only reminds me I'll never be truly happy. I likely belong in a padded room locked inside straight jacket, if you can relate you may belong in that same padded room alongside me..
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Re: Airgun Addiction - What in Sam Hill is Wrong With Me?
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2016, 10:50:56 AM »
It started with me when I started shooting Hunter Pistol Silhouette. Everything I lived and breathed was that. My son was born and I stopped shooting. When he was old enough he wanted a RC truck. The next thing you know I was making rc truck parts. We got into rc drag racing and I had to build cars from scratch because I didn't like or could afford the highend chassis'.  The drag racing dried up around here so I tried rc on road and I sucked at it. I stopped rc racing after that. A member of another forum I belong to was asking if some one could machine him a part. It so happen to be a airgun part. I meet him and his brother (ronbreaux). I shot a lot of pellet guns when I was a kid and never knew pellets guns are what they are today. I said you know I can shoot pellet guns at my house (I have 2 acres) and never leave the house unlike all the other hobbies. Thinking it would also be cheap fun. Now thousands of dollars later it ain't so cheap. I'm building them from scratch and buying them of the shelf. I'm sick I think.
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Re: Airgun Addiction - What in Sam Hill is Wrong With Me?
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2016, 11:25:45 AM »
Even though I'm from a younger generation I too have had addictions. When I was little I loved shooting my pellet gun and bb gun and every chance I got I would plink or hunt with them. And if I wasn't doing that I was riding dirt bikes/quads on the farm. My parents taught me at age 3 to ride motorcycles. A little Yamaha 2 stroke 3 wheeler. Loved it loved everything to do with motorcycles and to this day I still ride my quad often an take it to work even (perks of living in the country and working on the dairy). My teenage years started my shotgun hunting and I was hooked and would hunt pigeons and ducks every chance I got to the point of I would wake up before school to hunt came home from school and hunted some more. Moved to Washington when I was 17 and fell away from hunting due to too much work and life problems that kept me from being able to get away from the farm and have the time. Then I got into working on my 6.0L Power stroke and that got expensive real quick. I happened to have my truck getting repaired at a local guys house whos a Ford head mechanic for 25 years and great guy and I saw these guns on his wall. Asked him about them and they were PCPs. At the time had no idea about them and my interest got piqued......this has led me down a very very expensive road. Talk about being addicted but at least it got me off souping up my truck. My wife was just asking me how many guns I have lastnite and shoot I'm up to 13 (2 shotguns 3 rifles 2 handguns and 6 airguns 2 springers and 4 PCPs) and I just bought another modded .22 disco lastnite so 14!!! I needed another one like a bullet in the head but I couldn't help myself the deal was too good!!! It's a good thing I like working and work a bunch of hrs cause I'd be broke if not.
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Re: Airgun Addiction - What in Sam Hill is Wrong With Me?
« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2016, 11:35:00 AM »
Dude, I have the Diesel Truck disease too. Hop up truck from 180hp to 450hp and then you need race prepped transmission, then a race cam, better intercooler and a second turbo to cool things down. Oiiiiiii my head hurts. ::)


Even though I'm from a younger generation I too have had addictions. When I was little I loved shooting my pellet gun and bb gun and every chance I got I would plink or hunt with them. And if I wasn't doing that I was riding dirt bikes/quads on the farm. My parents taught me at age 3 to ride motorcycles. A little Yamaha 2 stroke 3 wheeler. Loved it loved everything to do with motorcycles and to this day I still ride my quad often an take it to work even (perks of living in the country and working on the dairy). My teenage years started my shotgun hunting and I was hooked and would hunt pigeons and ducks every chance I got to the point of I would wake up before school to hunt came home from school and hunted some more. Moved to Washington when I was 17 and fell away from hunting due to too much work and life problems that kept me from being able to get away from the farm and have the time. Then I got into working on my 6.0L Power stroke and that got expensive real quick. I happened to have my truck getting repaired at a local guys house whos a Ford head mechanic for 25 years and great guy and I saw these guns on his wall. Asked him about them and they were PCPs. At the time had no idea about them and my interest got piqued......this has led me down a very very expensive road. Talk about being addicted but at least it got me off souping up my truck. My wife was just asking me how many guns I have lastnite and shoot I'm up to 13 (2 shotguns 3 rifles 2 handguns and 6 airguns 2 springers and 4 PCPs) and I just bought another modded .22 disco lastnite so 14!!! I needed another one like a bullet in the head but I couldn't help myself the deal was too good!!! It's a good thing I like working and work a bunch of hrs cause I'd be broke if not.
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Re: Airgun Addiction - What in Sam Hill is Wrong With Me?
« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2016, 12:34:09 PM »
Dude, I have the Diesel Truck disease too. Hop up truck from 180hp to 450hp and then you need race prepped transmission, then a race cam, better intercooler and a second turbo to cool things down. Oiiiiiii my head hurts. ::)

Oh man you know it. Head studs installed bulletproofed it myself when I was 19 then upgraded turbo need more fuel so tuner with custom tunes custom exhaust aftermarket suspension. After 8 years of working on it I'm happy to say that's over cause I was getting burnt out over all the stuff cause I would do all the work myself minus the head studs. Only money I wanna spend on it now is repairs whenever is needed. Gotta have money for this new addiction  ;D
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« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2016, 03:38:55 PM »
Now I'm thinking about a new pcp airgun that is:

1. Quiet
2. Accurate
3. Will give me a lot of shots between fills.
4. Powerful-ish
5. I really like the size of .25 caliber for knockdown power, ease of loading, and the fact I have tons of pellets that my Sumatra Carbine loves.

Hmmm. Wait. Perhaps a .25 Sumatra Full Size rifle! Yes! That's It!  Or perhaps a WARP. Oh.

Look!  Squirrel!

Oh gawd.  :o
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Re: Airgun Addiction - What in Sam Hill is Wrong With Me?
« Reply #8 on: August 10, 2016, 04:58:05 PM »
Well,

It is obvious that you have a severe case of reportolism!! You must send all your Air Guns to me ASAP!!!

Well, I had to make that disease up because I couldn't find anything about a term for the addiction to loud noises!

Let us know how it works out for you, we need the help as well!

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Re: Airgun Addiction - What in Sam Hill is Wrong With Me?
« Reply #9 on: August 18, 2016, 09:35:35 PM »
I attend AA meetings several times a day.
That's Airguners Anonymous. These meetings are held here and other FORUMS
and they only inspire me to spend more money. A bargain here and there that are too good to pass up. About a year ago someone mentioned a great price on a pack of 36 CO2 cartridges at a super cheap price so I had to order a box. I didn't even own a darn CO2 gun at that time. I started with a Benji Disco then read all these posts about how great Weihrauch Walther, RWS, Diana and other guns are and it has been downhill every since but the ride is truly fantastic.
Oh, then there's the having to test a butt load of pellets, finding the perfect scope...... It never ends.
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Re: Airgun Addiction - What in Sam Hill is Wrong With Me?
« Reply #10 on: August 28, 2016, 05:34:23 AM »
lol, thanks for the belly laugh!! Don't worry you've just described most of us. Besides the opposite is call Depression.
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Re: Airgun Addiction - What in Sam Hill is Wrong With Me?
« Reply #11 on: August 28, 2016, 04:52:25 PM »
I'm sure glad I don't have any of the addiction problem you fellers have. ;D
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Re: Airgun Addiction - What in Sam Hill is Wrong With Me?
« Reply #12 on: August 29, 2016, 02:36:10 PM »
No kidding, if I was addicted like that I might have to sell one or two of my 11 airguns so I didn't go overboard!  :o
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