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    So I was just told today that I should be getting my check by the end of the week via direct deposit. I had forgotten about this all together! Anyone got any ideas on what they're gonna buy with it? A Ruger LCP is going to be my way of blowing my check. That is as soon as Sportman's starts stocking them!

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    I'm sending mine back to the red Chinese.

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    Ammo, lots of ammo....

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    deanf wrote:
    I'm sending mine back to the red Chinese.
    +1!!

    This whole "rebate" check thing is the dumbest idea i have ever heard to stimulate the economy. This is just another program to help out the big businesses of America at the tax payer expense. Where is this money supposed to come from??? Probably just selling more bonds to the Chinese like you stated. Just remember there is no such thing as a free lunch............

    ok im done ranting.....

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    As a student with no job (paying tuition with financial aid), the only money I made was on my bank account, so I didn't make enough to qualify for a stimulus check.

    I'll have to just conserve what little ammo I do have.
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    Mine will pay about half of my tax liability for this year... At least I get 50% off on taxes! :celebrate

    Although I may peel off $100 and buy a case of 7.62x54r

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    You're pretty much gonna get it if you file a tax return.

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    Do yourselves a favor and stock up on reloading supplies or ammo.

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    If you take the actual check into Axel Raven Co. in Spokane and spend it there, they'll throw in an extra $20 off your purchase. It's got to be the actual check though.

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    Dave The Welder wrote:
    If you take the actual check into Axel Raven Co. in Spokane and spend it there, they'll throw in an extra $20 off your purchase. It's got to be the actual check though.
    This is absolutely true. And he has cases of Fiocchi .223 on sale for only $389.
    That's cheaper than Walmart and it is way better ammo!!

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    While I'm fully aware of what a stupid idea these stimulus checks are, that's not going to stop me from spending the money anyway. I've been planning to buy a Magpul Masada (now Bushmaster ACR) since I first heard about it. The guy at the local gun shop said they're expecting to get them in the August/September time frame, so my "stimulus" check will be going into the bank until then. Between my wife and I we should just about cover the cost of one rifle.

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    Cue-Ball wrote:
    While I'm fully aware of what a stupid idea these stimulus checks are, that's not going to stop me from spending the money anyway.
    Amen to that one Cue-Ball. If thier dumb enough to give it and think it will help then I will humor them.
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    I am going to buy a case of 7.62x39, and then the rest is probably going to pay off debt......that is what the smart analysts are saying would be the best way to really help yourself AND stimulate the economy in any reasonable, long term way.....this business of "get out and spend spend SPEND!" is BS and will cause a temporary boost in the economy, sure, but then we will be right back to where we started; everyone will still be in debt, and everything is just as expensive as before, and now you really don't have the money for anything......and right before the summer vacation season, where historically a lot of business is had by many companies.

    Tourism is going to take a big hit this year, between the economy AND the price of gas......nobody I know is planning a big trip this year........

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    I didn't really plan on this becoming a debate whether or not the checks where a good idea or not. I even planned on putting a little disclaimer asking people not to grip about personal ideas on it. Thought some of you were better than that. If you are getting a check, I just wanted to know what my fellow shooters planned on spending it on. Nothing more.

    But please keep giving me ideas on how to spend the rest.

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    The 3 best things to do, pay off your debt, buy guns and ammo, or a bicycle.

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    I'm buyin a K98 or two, tires for the jeep, front axle repair for the jeep (goes clink, clink clink around corners and is not very stealthy..heh...), and some Tannerite.

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    Going to go right back to the government to pay for NFA tax stamps $200 a pop and I need four!!

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    Reloading supplies. Some credit cards. Maybe a .22 rifle or .308 bolt-action. Haven't thought much past that yet.

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    "rebate" my shiny metal ass!

    It's an advance on your 2008 tax refund, unless you don't pay taxes, in which case it's just more wealth redistribution.
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    LEO 229 wrote:
    Going to go right back to the government to pay for NFA tax stamps $200 a pop and I need four!!
    Nice!!! Wacha gettin?

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    Im thinking a glock 27 that my dealer has and a new clutch and upper gasket set for my SHO.
    "A fear of weapons is a sign of retarded sexual and emotional maturity."

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    For those of you who are getting a "stimulus check": please spend my money wisely. Paying off debt would probably be better than buying more stuff.
    Be prepared. Be very prepared.

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    Agent 47 wrote:
    LEO 229 wrote:
    Going to go right back to the government to pay for NFA tax stamps $200 a pop and I need four!!
    Nice!!! Wacha gettin?
    Two guns you cannot open carry..

    Actually.. one you could if you remove the sear and turn it back into a pistol.

    But I am getting two more HK machine guns.



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    LEO 229 wrote:
    Agent 47 wrote:
    LEO 229 wrote:
    Going to go right back to the government to pay for NFA tax stamps $200 a pop and I need four!!
    Nice!!! Wacha gettin?
    Two guns you cannot open carry..

    Actually.. one you could if you remove the sear and turn it back into a pistol.

    But I am getting two more HK machine guns.

    Will you be my friend?



    I don't trust "gifts" from the government. Ask the Cherokee. Anyway, I'm poor so I'm going to spend it anyway. That doesn't mean that I don't think it's a bad idea.

    What I'd like to spend it on:

    -silenced Sig Mosquito
    -silencer for my Sig P226
    -a single action revolver
    -a .357
    -a couple cases of 7.62x39 and a case of 9mm
    -new magpul/bushmaster rifle or an AR15
    -another AK

    But what I'll probably be spending it on:

    -debt
    -bills
    -saving for a vacation
    -some other responsible thing that won't upset my fiancee

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    What I'd like to spend it on:

    -Suppressors for the .22s (rifle and pistol) and my .40 (pistol)
    -1911 .45, preferably 2, polished, engraved
    -Walther PPS (preferably in .40, if they ever come out)
    -Ammo
    -New TV
    -Rock Band
    -Holographic sight for the mossberg
    -AK rifle?
    -Shoulder holster for my SW99

    What I'll probably spend it on:

    -car payment
    -car insurance
    -phone bill

    :?

    Luckily I've lived life so far w/o accumulating any debt, other than my car. That's better than I can say for most people I know that are my age.

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    I found a couple great deals from private sellers, so I actually spent mine before I got it, which I figured would be the most "American" thing I could do! :P (note: I avoid debt like the plague, I "borrowed" this money from our checking account)

    I got a Remington 870 Express (wood stock and fore, 28" barrel) for myself and

    a KelTec P3AT for the wife. She is happy to finally have a carry gun!


    I should even have a bit left over to buy a bunch of shells and a couple cases of clays!

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