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Gasoline price vs shooting travel ?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by 1oldtimer, Feb 1, 2011.

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  1. 1oldtimer

    1oldtimer TS Member

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    With the escalating price of gasoline,will you travel less & stay closer to home for the bulk of your registered shooting ? Clyde D
     
  2. Conn. Man

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    Clyde,

    I think in my case it will effect my travel some.I will have to pick a couple prime shoots to visit.

    Sandy Holehouse
     
  3. twoatlow8

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    You are a long time dead. Shoot now worry later.
     
  4. chourico

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    I think the price of lead is going to hurt trapshooters more in the pocket.I see at my club people are shooting less rounds.
     
  5. chourico

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    And if you car pool with other shooters the cost of gas is cheap !
     
  6. Uncle Sam

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    I can't help it.....I will be shooting just as much if not more!!.Uncle Sam, Pa.
     
  7. razor

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    we ride share as much as possible at shoots farther away. razor
     
  8. superump

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    I agree it will be easy to car pool with friends and still shoot as far as the driving but the cost of reloading components esp shot is really not only going to hurt the amount of shooting, but the small and medium size clubs who will then prob have to raise the rates to shoot, just an ongoing chain with a no win in site.
     
  9. zzoom

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    Agree with toatlow8, just can't get out to shoot, snow is too deep!
     
  10. dhip

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    Only been shooting and reloading a year now.Didn't make many registered shoots last year.Readjusing budget(retired)giving up some of my Bass tournaments,but darn economy seems to be eating away at my expenditures quicker than I can adjust budget.Will try to make same as I did last year,way things are going that's a plus.

    Doug H.
     
  11. oleolliedawg

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    Driving to Southern Grand this year. Airline tickets are cheap but baggage fees are killers!!
     
  12. The Stive

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    I will shoot about the same this year. Looking forward to spring. John
     
  13. shot410ga

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    The cost of lead more than the cost of gas will affect trap shooting.
     
  14. grntitan

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    I'm with "shot410ga" on this one. The rising lead prices affect everyone shooting more than gas prices. Most can find places to shoot without large travel expenses but few can avoid the results of the rising lead prices. JMO though.

    Matt
     
  15. Pocatello

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    I probably will shoot a lot less this year, but it has little to do with economics. First, my young dog is coming along well, so I probably will be going to retriever field trials and hunt tests with him instead of going to trap shoots. Second, the politics in my local club and state have become unpleasant, and at this stage in my life, I don't need it.
     
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