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Basically the most un-operator looking thing you could own… but damn are they accurate:

Vid from YouTuber Taofledermaus… a name which I always end up just copy/pasting because It’s impossible to remember the spelling of, and you guys know how anal I am with the grammar and spelling on here.  Don’t get me started haha ;)

rich-monopoly-manThat’s a niche hobby for rich guys if I’ve ever seen one.  I’m guessing these gents haul all that down to the range to just shoot a handful of rounds, then hang around all day and chill just because they are old, retired, rich.  Arguments would probably erupt here and there over cognac preferences,  tweed, cigars, vintage Bugattis, and summer homes… but all in all they would just love kicking it with each other, feeling like wealth.

If I had an extra few hundred thousand collecting dust I’d build the most badass tactical looking benchrest rifle, then mount a Tracking Point system on it and proceed to split playing cards from miles away.

Thoughts?

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The Bushmaster ACR is sure a nice looking rifle, I just can’t stomach the price tag.

Check out the videos for the field strip and overview:

[youtube width=”560″ height=”340″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VUVsV4ejs8A[/youtube]

[youtube width=”560″ height=”340″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=txoGAM-qoKA[/youtube]

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Seems like overnight, The Bushmaster ACR is now available to the public.

A search of gunbroker results in 3 auctions where.  All of which are currently under $3000.

I even watched one end earlier today for $2800 (HERE)

The big question on my mind is, now that the Bushmaster ACR seems to be readily available… what is going to happen with Jesse James’ rifle?

He is the guy that won the first ACR in a silent auction (Details Here) then proceeded to put it up on gunbroker with a starting bid of $8500… only to have it bid up to its current price of $16000.  There are 2 days and 21 hours left in his 14 day auction, and the reserve still isn’t met.

Oh what a difference 2 weeks can make.  All I can say is that I hope he had some sort contract with that wealthy private collector, because otherwise he really shit the bed on this one.   I guess if worse comes to worse he can always just keep the rifle and his unfortunate lesson in economics.

I think Jesse follows the blog, because he commented on the last post.  Hopefully he can chime in and let us know what the deal is.

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Looks like Jesse James, the winner of the first Bushmaster ACR released to a civilian, decided he needs money more than the gun:

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=161198693

He looks happy in that picture, but not as happy as I bet he is now.

Oh if only I would have followed his 3 steps to success:

1) Attend AAC Silencer Shoot

2) Place bid on Bushmaster ACR silent auction

3) Win and PROFIT

The current bid on Gunbroker is $15,000!

Pretty sweet profit so far considering Bushmaster’s MSRP is $3061

No telling what the bid will be up to closer to the auction end date of May 30.

I don’t know how much he actually paid for the ACR in the silent auction, but the post on Advanced Armament’s Blog states that $7500 was raised during the auction.  Considering the Bushmaster ACR was not the only product in the silent auction, I think its safe to say that at the current bid, Jesse is already more than doubling his money.  On top of that, the auction doesn’t even include the sweet AimPoint CompM4 and Suppressor that came on his ACR!!!!

According to the details in the auction:

As part of an agreement with a large private collector, I am offering this rifle to the General Public before it is stored in a large walk-in safe forever. This rifle is being offered to the General Public for a ONE TIME ONLY event, once this auction has ended the rifle will be either turned over to the Winning Bidder, or it will go to the private collector. The reserve is set at the private collector’s firm offer. If the reserve is beat, the rifle will go to the winning bidder.

I hate to think what the reserve price is!

Anyone feeling generous?  Email me if you want my FFL info :P

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Saw this a couple of days ago, and thought the response was funny (and true):

Have any of you guys knowest that at alot of guns shows they be selling alot of junk? I thought that gun shows suppose to have good prices on guns but they sell them at regular prices, and there ammo are the same too. You dont get no deals at gun shows, What up with the junk, books, old thing, all kinds of junk, what up with that?

 

The Mocking Response:

Many seasons ago, some companions accompanied me to a fire arms exhibition. Despite my reputation of being niggardly with my gold, I stowed a few coins in my purse; lest I be presented an opportunity to covet a rare item at a favorable price. Shortly after our arrival, we felt betrayed by the local yeller, whom had foretold of this weaponry festival that was rumored to attract both merchants and interested parties from far corners of the land. To our astonished disappointment, we felt that we had instead stumbled into a bazaar that was fit only for common fools and beggars, put on by filthy vagrants and layabouts. I too, knowest of what thy speak.

 

Colorado AR-15 shooters group original post – HERE

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Beretta logo.. Made In USA… Riiiiiiiiiiighhhht….

That thing is atrocious!

Rough translation of key points from the article:

Police said 19-year-old gang brother Zhuangren dimension, usually in the mountains more than 10 hotels Wai things put in charge possession of force, at any time ordered to carry weapons to parts of the scenes; within the lake precinct office yesterday morning to Linsen North Road, Suite A search in 7th floor “gun room” seized wheel and 6 rounds of canister-type shotgun, as well as four pistols, one a standard for the Beretta, and the other three for the transformation of the gun, and 15 bullets, blanks 19 made. The initial inventory, guns from the nickname “God pig” man.

This is the very large wheel shotguns, can be filled with 6 rounds of shotgun, the gun body are all constructed of steel, a short gun, weighing more than 3 kilograms, there is no rifling, can also be fitted sight, external trigger is not Buckle have no insurance, fill out bombs loaded on the mean, believe it or mistakenly pulled the trigger will fire, very dangerous.

black market prices have risen 200000-300000 yuan.

According to currency converters that is equivalent to approximately $6200 – $9300 USD (Thanks for the correction Bill)

Guns must be incredibly hard to get there if that is the going price for a piece of crap like that. :lol:

Original Chinese Article – HERE

Google Translated Version – HERE

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