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ATA for Life - $75.00, how much did you pay?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Onceabum, Dec 15, 2012.

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  1. Onceabum

    Onceabum TS Member

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    Bought mine in the 1970s. What is today's cost?

    BB
     
  2. W.P.T.

    W.P.T. TS Member

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    $50.00 and that was a lot of money when I bought it in 1975 ... WPT ... (YAC) ...
     
  3. RFGA2

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    I think my dad paid $50.00 or 75.00 for me.

    Bob Gibson
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  4. Ross

    Ross Well-Known Member

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    1987 (I think) paid $150.00 How much is it now? Ross
     
  5. 687_SP_II

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    Paid $0. Won mine from Hunter Pallets.
     
  6. straightshooter1

    straightshooter1 Well-Known Member TS Supporters

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    It's still $500 at this time. $250 if one is 65 or older. I have considered becoming one for the $250, and it could be a bargain-I'd only have to live and shoot 12 1/2 more years to break even.

    But, I think that might not come to pass.

    So, if I do it, it will be just to support the ATA.

    Bob
     
  7. Perazzi_MX8

    Perazzi_MX8 Well-Known Member

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    straightshooter1

    You have to consider that it supports our great sport and not the time it takes to break even. I think of this a lot, and I never even buy green Bananas! Yet I renewed my membership to my trap club for 2 years this time around instead of one. It's all for a good cause in the end.
     
  8. straightshooter1

    straightshooter1 Well-Known Member TS Supporters

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    I know, Perazzi_MX8.

    I won't break even, though I'd love to, and I will do it just to assist a bit in a sport I love.

    Bob
     
  9. JT 27

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    Paid $50 in 1968. As for breaking even, most expensive financial investment I ever made. I was told "It costs a dollar everytime they pull the trigger, I should know, I paid for every target Paul has shot." by my dear friend Paul Graf's wife in the late "70s. For what I have gained I would gladly pay $500.
     
  10. gunfighter001

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    I won mine at a state trap shoot
     
  11. Big Heap

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    1946 I bought my ATA life for $25. The certificate stated the money was to be used to help payoff the mortgage on the building at Vandalia and I would have a vote on any disposition of the property. We know how that went. If you are interested I refer you to an old thread : Life Memberships and their intended purpose



    They think I've disappeared and I have to call the ATA office to get my Grand program.
     
  12. SPACE GUN

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    I got mine in 1999 for $275.00. That was just before they went up to $500.00. Best money I ever spent. I also bought one for my brother, brother in law, daughter and son in law for christmas that year. At the time I had a small construction company and ran it thru like a club membership. Please don't tell the feds.
     
  13. perga1

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    $300 WAAAAYYYY too much!
     
  14. Jawhawker

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    Mine was a present from my family. I believe it was $50 and they were going to $75. Year was 74'
     
  15. miketmx

    miketmx Well-Known Member

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    In the late 60's I collected 5 signatures from Life Members who would vouch for me but I waited until 1978 and sent in $75.
     
  16. all in sport

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    $50.00 Nov 1966, I won the 50.00 at West Fargo w/ 96 from 21 yards Jim McElhany
     
  17. daddiooo

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    Cost was $500.....2004.
     
  18. ljutic73

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    $75 in 1978.
     
  19. BigM-Perazzi

    BigM-Perazzi Well-Known Member

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    $500. Bought with winnings 2006 Grand...
     
  20. 27 YD'ER

    27 YD'ER TS Member

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    $75 In 1976....The best gift I got from my EX-wife.
     
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