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He spends $25,000 a year shooting

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  1. smsnyder

    smsnyder Well-Known Member

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    According to Trapshooting U.S.A Magazine Big Dog shooter Tank Lunsford spends $25,000 a year on travel to shoots and that doesn't include entry fees and purse fees. Probably another $8000 or so. He travels 25 weeks a year to shoot. That's a lot of time and money to be spending on an Amateur sport.
     
  2. smsnyder

    smsnyder Well-Known Member

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    I believe he has a roofing business.
     
  3. neofight

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    You know, of course, that you cannot possibly measure the pleasure of your passion in dollars. He does have the option of having inscribed on his tombstone: "I gave up shooting and look at all the money i saved".

    I get the same comments for my passion for fishing. People will say:" you can buy fish in the market for a lot less than what it must cost you to run a boat, buy bait, fuel, etc".

    it applies to everything we do in our leisure time. I used to be critical of golfers, after all, what do they have at the end of the day, right? They go home with a feeling of completion, all is right with the world, unless of course they shot 9 over par and left their 7 iron wrapped around someone's neck.

    I sometimes marvel at the $ wasted on really exotic cars, but if i had the $, my marvelling would probably be diminished. I don't wonder why some guys shoot a P or K gun. After all, their scores are not any better than mine. They do it because they can and that's okay.
     
  4. TOOLMAKER 251

    TOOLMAKER 251 Active Member

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    Well I'll see the tank and raise you one, there is a Jersey shooter that shoots 100,000 + handicap pratice targets a year. Has been doing it for many years.
     
  5. smsnyder

    smsnyder Well-Known Member

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    I figure it cost about $1500 to $1800 a week to travel,motel, rental car, shells, entry fees etc to shoot at the major shoots.
     
  6. Strait Shooter

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    Does anyone know of a better use for money than spending it?
     
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    I watched a guy in vegas lose $180K playing blackjack, when he got up from the table he smiled and tipped the dealer $2,500.
     
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    Spend it while you can enjoy it!

    Ray
     
  9. TOOLMAKER 251

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    Regardless how much someone shoots or spends, enjoyment is priceless.
     
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    I have not kept track. There are some figures i don't want the wife to stumble upon. :)
     
  11. Landshark

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    I have a shooting budget and I spend every bit of it on it's intended purpose. :)
     
  12. spitter

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    God Bless him that he's successful enough to afford to spend that level of discretionary dollars. I would like a peek at his 1040 to see if there's a schedule C in there!

    Shooting for pure recreation, my 90Ts are probably considered by some an extravagance, but the intrinsic pleasure I derive from handling a quality, US made firearm adds to my enjoyment of the sport...

    Work hard, live well, get my grandkids to into college (note, I didn't say pay for college...) and die near broke...

    Hope you all had a Good Passover and Happy Easter,

    Jay
     
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    WELL CRAP--IT'S ONLY MONEY--IF YOU GOT IT --ENJOY IT....SMOKIT
     
  14. 3357

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    I figure it costs me $1 a registered target.
     
  15. BIGDON

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    I guess he made it so he can spend any damn way he pleases and it's none of your concern. Knowing your prior posts you will want to know every detail of earnings and expenses. What BS.

    Don
     
  16. smsnyder

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    Bigdon, nice to see your so pleasant and smiling. Don't find my post interesting? Don't read them. By the way I could care less about peoples winnings. They deserve it. LOL
     
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    $25K...that's a lot but isn't there a benefactor and his wife who gave away $150K in prize money for the last grand and are giving more this year?? Trapshooting is full of "high rollers"! Obama just wants them - and all of us - to "give a little more in taxes"... Regards, Ed
     
  18. oleolliedawg

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    Used to cost me around $18,000? year to put #1 son on the All-American team in the early 90's. So what's the problem!!
     
  19. BILL GRILL

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    LIke it is anyone elses business! Think you should worry more about how to increase the mileage on your jeep. Tank obviously is not worried about mileage. LOL
     
  20. smsnyder

    smsnyder Well-Known Member

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    Touchy, Touchy. Who said there was a problem? If this wasn't good info it would not have been published in Trapshooting USA.
     
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