What gear would you never buy again?

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The idea is from another forum but is there a piece of equipment that turned out to be a waste?
Maybe it's crap or just became redundant among the gear we "Had to have"

I found it hard to answer and I have bought many gadgets and accessories.

Many quote certain Lee products to have been a waste or something they upgraded. Electronic powder measures got some milage because they failed at just 12-18 months.

There was other stuff.

The one thing that I don't use is the Lock N Load bushings on my Hornady press. I just screw the dies in and out rather than buying a heap of extra bushings.
 

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F-1 Chrony - the thing never works
Yeah, some chronograph s were mentioned. Mine was a good second hand one , no complaints.
But, I've heard some don't like LabRadar. I guess anything can fail or fault.
 

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I had a pair of Irish Setter short boots start to come apart after two weeks of light wear for break in. Unfortunately it happened while I was in Africa. Managed to limp them through but that was the last pair I've had.
 

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A Thompson center bolt action rifle, it might feel solid for a cheap rifle but prepare to be let down. There was a Jim shockey advertisement saying his only complaint about rifle was guides always ask for it. The only reason a guide would want that rifle was if they were floating uncontrollably down a river and needed a paddle and even then it would probably still let them down.
 

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I had a pair of Irish Setter short boots start to come apart after two weeks of light wear for break in. Unfortunately it happened while I was in Africa. Managed to limp them through but that was the last pair I've had.
I always bring super glue with me now for a similar reason. Too easy to pack and too useful when you need it.
 

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A Thompson center rifle, it might feel solid for a cheap rifle but prepare to be let down. There was a Jim shockey advertisement saying his only complaint about rifle was guides always ask for it. The only reason a guide would want that rifle was if they were floating uncontrollably down a river and needed a paddle and even then it would probably still let them down.
Progressive reloading press. Had one that was inconsistant, threw double charges and cost me a good rifle. No satisfaction from the company, either. So much for lifetime warranties.
 

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I didn’t buy it, my wife bought it for me after seeing an ad on TV while I was watching a hunting show several years ago…
A Cough Muffler. When I go hunting she always asks me if I have it. “Yes Dear” It doesn’t work worth crap, so it stays in my accessory box in the basement.
 

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The gunsmithing services of two makers , one of which is in the guild, who otherwise have stellar reputations.

I may not be a gunsmith /machinist, but I know crap when I see it.
 

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I didn’t buy it, my wife bought it for me after seeing an ad on TV while I was watching a hunting show several years ago…
A Cough Muffler. When I go hunting she always asks me if I have it. “Yes Dear” It doesn’t work worth crap, so it stays in my accessory box in the basement.

my brother and i had hours of laughs about that product. Wondered if it could be adapted for wind from the other end, if you get my drift.
 

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I didn’t buy it, my wife bought it for me after seeing an ad on TV while I was watching a hunting show several years ago…
A Cough Muffler. When I go hunting she always asks me if I have it. “Yes Dear” It doesn’t work worth crap, so it stays in my accessory box in the basement.
For that you need to buy her some roses!
 

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