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factory ammo @ the Grand

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by maclellan1911, Mar 6, 2010.

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  1. maclellan1911

    maclellan1911 TS Member

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    I will not be attending, most likely not for many years. BUT I think THOSE in charge should have made it clear @ the start of last years grand about the change in ammo.. I dont know about others but I had my budget and ammo reloaded for this 2010 ATA back in October 09.

    is it me, or will the top shooters that make it to the shoot off most likely have some sort of sponsor ship?
     
  2. jim brown

    jim brown Well-Known Member

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    Have you ever heard the term "whipping a dead horse"?

    jim brown
     
  3. maclellan1911

    maclellan1911 TS Member

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    sorry jim, I just like to talk, rant, moan.....what ever you want to call it.
    Chime in if you wish or not?
     
  4. crusha

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    "Let them shoot factory loads - if $12 extra per event is too much...screw them, they shouldn't be shooting anyway."



    -Marie Antoinette, 2010
     
  5. Barrelbulge(Fl)

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    Jim, I beleive it is "Beating a dead horse" not "Whipping a dead horse" of course I could be wrong. Bulge.
     
  6. rodbuster

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    Do the top shooters get free ammo from their sponsors?
     
  7. Butler

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    I think the ata is trying to turn a much needed profit on the only shoot that they can make any money on besides daily fees........ammo was part of the grand as long as I can remember, if I can't afford the difference between reloads and new bullets, I'll stay home Jim Butler.
     
  8. maclellan1911

    maclellan1911 TS Member

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    Hey good point WHO gets those empties @ the grand ?
    Once again I have been told Im either to poor, to young or to skinny to be shooting trap....giggle. Well soon enough I will be mortgage free, fat and old do then I can shoot trap with new boolits
     
  9. hunter44

    hunter44 Well-Known Member

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    Missed some, what brand of factory shell do you plan to shoot at the Sparta Grand this year? Perhaps some shooters will want your empties.
     
  10. daddiooo

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    Can we shoot NEW factory ammo NOT PURCHASED @ THE GRAND?
     
  11. zinger

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    no, your new shells will be included in your entry fee. So leave your new ones at home
     
  12. GRR

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    I wonder if that $100,000 was equally split for each event in the Grand Week, and reloads allowed would their be such a fuss?
     
  13. slipping into darkness

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    New Shell's Forever, it's time to clean house and get rid of the "riff-raff"! First raise the A.T.A. yearly fee to 250.00 and Life to 10,000.00!! plus you must have at least 250.000.00 in asset, but more will assure your acceptance in a more timely manner. Now that should stop all the whining? Let's go Shoot! "slid" P.S.-- You probability didn't know this, but it really wasn't formed for the common folk. It's like the Fox hunts in good old England. some things were just not for everbody.. Have a good Day.
     
  14. GRR

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    I don't understand....forcing you to buy factory shells is like forcing you to buy Obomacare. For all you shooters that want new shells, do you want Obomacare? Why does the few want to change the rest?
     
  15. grnberetcj

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    Awful analogy.....

    Try a recast with better bait!

    Curt
     
  16. slipping into darkness

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    I used way to much chum! should have used a lite weight fly rod, and just tease them to start with. "slid"
     
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