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Old 29-05-2014, 12:47   #121
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Windows may be cheap, but I'd be damned if I was going to ruin a perfectly good hatch, when I could just wait a minute for the bad guy to open it and get it out of the way.

And bullets are expensive, you never want to use six when one will suffice. Every cowboy knew that. Hollywood is the only place where bullets are cheap.
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Old 29-05-2014, 13:00   #122
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Hollywood is the only place where bullets are cheap.

I beg to disagree... Hollywood bullets are the most expensive of all. On a film set as soon as the shooting starts the producer is in pain... and he may be in his office 5 miles away!
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I have to agree with Mark on this one, I once tried to get into the movie gun market, thinking to make some easy money; we had a big local market, sufficient firearms and I owned an ammunition company to produce the rounds. But blanks for movie guns are tough to make, pricey, and they ruin firearms.

One uses bullets as and when necessary, continuing the application thereof until the threat is gone. Even at $1.50 a shot it is cheap compared to the alternative.
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No guys. Not "prop" bullets, but Hollywood bullets, the kind movie cowboys shoot in the movies. Huh? Yeah, no. Not what MGM buys, but what they portray some guy using in 1880. On the other side of the screen.

You see some cowboy shooting up the town or something for no big reason....when many folks simply couldn't afford to own guns OR ammunition for them. Heck, the Musket Act of 1792 only required people to supply three rounds of ammunition because it was so damned expensive. And in the Wild West, one bullet still would cost more than most steak dinners. It was right up there with the groceries, the whiskey, or the price of a bath and shave.

But Hollywood says they were cheap and plentiful, like the dozens that Roy Rogers could shoot without reloading each six-shooter.(G)

Now, as to what prop bullets really cost? Who cares, they're incidental to a fifty million dollar production budget. In theme parks, they used to prefer propane-fired guns, because bullets were too dangerous, too expensive, and they made that messy brass all over the floor. If a movie company can't afford to use CGI bullets, they probably should just have the actors shout "BANG! BANG!" instead.
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. Not what MGM buys, but what they portray some guy using in 1880.
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To the OP

I always lock the boat up tight. It helps keep the air conditioning in!

Also I finally installed an alarm system with a loud siren and strobe light and three sets of sensors on my back deck. if somebody steps on my sugar scoops all hell breaks loose. I think this will be my best investment for peace of mind and warning time.


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