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Old February 10th, 2014, 03:12   #61
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Since the beginning about 10,000-15,000 but that's including the Shoei MG42 so not as bad as I thought. I don't know what's sadder the fact Its not even close to being the most expensive of my hobby's or the fact I haven't been out in over a year. Fucking work.
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Old February 10th, 2014, 05:42   #62
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How much have I... Oh. Oh god. Sweet Jesus jumped up Christ on a pony.

I really love this hobby, okay? I don't have a problem.
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Old February 10th, 2014, 08:52   #63
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I have one rifle, a WE GBBR. It cost $500 when I started. I'm pretty sure it's actual investment is now between $1500 and $2000... then again the only remaining original part is the carry handle and even I'm trying to replace that.

... I'm gonna go cry in the corner.
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Old February 10th, 2014, 09:19   #64
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Since the beginning about 10,000-15,000 but that's including the Shoei MG42 so not as bad as I thought. I don't know what's sadder the fact Its not even close to being the most expensive of my hobby's or the fact I haven't been out in over a year. Fucking work.
The latter one I think..

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I have one rifle, a WE GBBR. It cost $500 when I started. I'm pretty sure it's actual investment is now between $1500 and $2000... then again the only remaining original part is the carry handle and even I'm trying to replace that.

... I'm gonna go cry in the corner.
Hmm.. that is pricey. Sounds like the phase I'm going through putting Real Steel stuffs on my current M4A1.

... Down to one gun now, finally. Focusing on RS parts and gear which I can predict to be $_$_$_$_$. Oh and Salient Arms kit for my Glock is tempting too.
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Old February 10th, 2014, 11:35   #65
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If you go for focusing on one really tricked out AEG, it probably won't be crazy expensive. Expenses rack up when you have a big collection I guess.

Unless you go all $5K nighvision scope on your AEG, even most real steel accessories arnt crazy crazy expensive. EOtech + magnifier runs $1.2Kish. Real surefire a couple hundred. Real magpul buttstock, few hundred. Hard to run one single AEG to the $10K category unless you really really try, or you've made many changes in history or mistakes buying stuff you ddint want and changing it out later so it came part of the total accumulated cost.
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Old February 10th, 2014, 15:51   #66
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If you go for focusing on one really tricked out AEG, it probably won't be crazy expensive. Expenses rack up when you have a big collection I guess.

Unless you go all $5K nighvision scope on your AEG, even most real steel accessories arnt crazy crazy expensive. EOtech + magnifier runs $1.2Kish. Real surefire a couple hundred. Real magpul buttstock, few hundred. Hard to run one single AEG to the $10K category unless you really really try, or you've made many changes in history or mistakes buying stuff you ddint want and changing it out later so it came part of the total accumulated cost.

If I was to build an AEG... (estimate)

AEG
PTW or FCC - $2500
Batteries - $100
Smart Charger - $50
Hop Up - $20
Inner Barrel - $110

Sum: $2780

Optics:
Eotec + Magnifier - $1500

Sum: $1500

Accessories:
Butt Stock - $140
Sunfire - $400
Magazines - $200
Grip - $40
Fore Grip - $40
Back up Sights - $200
Nato Magpuls/Ranger Plates - $??

Sum: $1020

Optional:
IR Lazer - $3500
Night Vision - $1400 (cheap)

Sum: $4900

I'm sure I'm missing some things, but my master AEG piece would be around $5, 300, with option build equipment of $4, 900, with a total sum of $10, 200, excluding applicable taxes (13% in Ontario)

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Old February 10th, 2014, 16:30   #67
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I just spent just over 1k this past week. I'm back in school this past week. I haven't even bought the books yet. Fml.

Overall its probably about 8k I think. This year it might jump big time.
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Old February 10th, 2014, 16:34   #68
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Allow me to adjust those prices
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If I was to build an AEG... (estimate)

AEG
PTW - $2500 (FCC is too unreliable in quality)
Batteries - $30 (buffer tube lipos, $9 each)
Smart Charger - $50 (iMax B6 I assume?)
Hop Up - $40 (hop mod)
Inner Barrel - $0 (the evo barrels are the tits, you don't actually need an orga barrel)
Tac motor mod - $200 (7511's are crap)

Sum: $2820

Optics:
Eotec + Magnifier - $1500

Sum: $1500

Accessories:
Butt Stock - $80 (CTR? PRS or something else that's not buffer tube run costs extra for modding and such)
spiderfire light - $40 (assume you meant surefire? There are much cheaper options that are just as good)
6 Magazines - $300 (I've got vanaras and systema, you can live with vanaras, but I'm converting to systema now)
Grip - $40
Fore Grip - $40
Back up Sights - $100 (MBUS)
6 Magpul Ranger Plates - $50
RIS - $100 ($100 I figure is average for most RIS systems, not RS though)

Sum: $750

Optional:
IR Laser - ~$200 (laser has an 'S', and I'm actually prototyping a class 1 IR laser for people who DON'T make $120k a year. I think you're only options being $500-$1200 is total BS)
Night Vision - $2200 (that's a high end gen2 unit)
Helmet & mounts - $500 (ops core is ~$300 after shipping, $200 for rhino arm + Jarm)

Sum: $2900

Looking at $8000

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Old February 10th, 2014, 16:41   #69
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Well, when i first started in 2005, a TM aeg was still pretty fucking expensive.

Around 4000$ on aegs & gas pistols/smgs (i think i'm on aeg #10 or #11 at the moment)

Probably close to 1500$ on surplus gear.
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Old February 10th, 2014, 17:03   #70
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If I was to build an AEG... (estimate)

AEG
PTW or FCC - $2500
Batteries - $100
Smart Charger - $50
Hop Up - $20
Inner Barrel - $110

Sum: $2780

Optics:
Eotec + Magnifier - $1500

Sum: $1500

Accessories:
Butt Stock - $140
Sunfire - $400
Magazines - $200
Grip - $40
Fore Grip - $40
Back up Sights - $200
Nato Magpuls/Ranger Plates - $??

Sum: $1020

Optional:
IR Lazer - $3500
Night Vision - $1400 (cheap)

Sum: $4900

I'm sure I'm missing some things, but my master AEG piece would be around $5, 300, with option build equipment of $4, 900, with a total sum of $10, 200, excluding applicable taxes (13% in Ontario)

Don't forget about gear!

Nice list. Hah. But you went all 'hard core with nightvision' on the options list. But as for the mandatory list, even with Canadian price mark ups, it still can't breach the 10K barrier for 1 AEG!

Might as well go all in with an Armasight Vulcan NV scope. $5K. Or maybe a gen 2 night vision magnifier for you EOtech in place of the day light one. Easily another 5K also.
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Old February 10th, 2014, 17:32   #71
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sure as hell wouldn't pay more for an IR laser than NVD anyway lol
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Old February 10th, 2014, 18:09   #72
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I'm sitting at around 8-$9000 for 2013
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Old February 11th, 2014, 11:51   #73
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Looking at $8000
lol nice adjustments. Now you got me thinking on getting an Ops-Core helm, and painting my fake-core.
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Old February 11th, 2014, 12:00   #74
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Do it. Upgraded my repro for a real ops-core. So much more comfortable. And that repro was actually comfortable to begin with.
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Old February 11th, 2014, 12:25   #75
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There are just some things that aren't worth buying replica. That being said, what is up with people buying "pretend" items for just the look? Heavier isn't better, this is still a competitive game. Oh yeah, I'm not talking replica items, that do a lesser version of the same job, I'm talking strictly about things like a night vision shaped paper weight, and things like that. Or even a real steel item, like a cooker or something. You don't use it, it just makes you slower. I guess you'll look like a real, albeit out of shape, Ranger or whatever while you carrying it.
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