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Economics 101 and the Grand

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by dverna, Mar 4, 2010.

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  1. dverna

    dverna Active Member

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    Le's say the ATA earns a net profit of $100,000 on the sale of Grand shells.

    Assume that every shooter we lose (due to the requirement to shoot factory shells) would have shot 12 - 100 bird events (or equivalent). Lost revenue per 100 bird event will be:

    $32 target fee - $8 target cost = $24

    Lost revenue per entrant = $24 X 12 = $288

    Break-even is $100,000/$288 = 347 fewer shooters.

    Fewer shooters will be easier and less costly (less trappers) to manage. More savings.


    If we lose only 200 shooters, the ATA nets over $40,000 added profit

    But the Vendors will be pissed with drop in traffic/sales. Hard to quantify.


    Don Verna
     
  2. Setterman

    Setterman Well-Known Member

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    Fewer shooters and vendors will eventually make the Grand less grand.
     
  3. N. J. BOB

    N. J. BOB Active Member

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    There will not be fewers shooters at the "Grand American" this year.

    You heard it hear FIRST...........
     
  4. colonel klink

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    I believe, the first year of the Grand at Sparta you were required to shoot factory shells. Since allowing reloads the attendance numbers have dropped.
    Therefor, one can assume that the practice of using reloads has forced the low attendance at the Grand. Using factory shells will make it bigger than Vandalia ever was!!!!!!

    O.K., I know that's crap. I just wanted to play devils advocate. Colonel
     
  5. alf174

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    I'm pretty sure the first year at Sparta allowed reloads.
     
  6. colonel klink

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    You may be right Alf, I thought it was the second year they went with reloads.
    But then I can't remember what I had for breadfast (age). I know, other than the NRA shells, the first year at Sparta was also the last year that shells were roll printed special for the Grand. They were Remingtons because I bought a couple flats of those. Hey, I was just trying to stir the pot somehow.
    I'm off to more important things, Gun club- a Thursday with no snow, wind, rain & the suns out. Yahooooo. Colonel
     
  7. N. J. BOB

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    There will not be fewers shooters at the "Grand American" this year.

    You heard it hear FIRST...........
     
  8. phirel

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    Reloads were allowed for the first Grand at Sparta. One reason was to stimulate attendance. That did not seem to work. The second reason was the rather high bids for ammunition by the factories. It is much more efficient for the ammo manufacturers to sell ammunition to the Wall Mart in Sparta than to the ATA in Sparta.

    Pat Ireland
     
  9. jim brown

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    You conveniently forgot a few target costs like labor, energy, equipment, overhead, etc. Never let the facts stand in the way of your story do you?

    jim brown
     
  10. Don S

    Don S Member

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    Increasing attendance and prices won't work. This is America and a free enterprise system.
     
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