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News Flash: Shooting is and Expensive Hobbie!

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  1. ronbo142

    ronbo142 TS Member

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    News Flash: Shooting is an Expensive Hobbie!

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    I have found that I can no longer shoot as much as I did in the past, my other interestes and the shear cost of ammo and targets is starting to have a impact. But I promiss never to complain about he cost.


    Ronbo
     
  2. skeet_man

    skeet_man Well-Known Member

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    you know, the thing that really ticks me off about the cost of shooting is when I go to the club, and I hear all the guys that shoot 1-2 rounds a week bitching about the cost of reloading supplies, while i'm shooting @ least 10k targets a year, and I just suck it up.
     
  3. Landshark

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    I can still shoot every week and twice a wek in the summer because I quit shooting registered skeet. I cheer on my rich friends who still follow the circuit and shoot the minimums, but I like to hunt and fish with my family so something had to go. IMHO, if you want it bad enough, you'll find the $$.

    Just sayin'
     
  4. spitter

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    Skeeter -

    Everything is relative. Good for you that you can knock out 20 rounds a week, but don't be so petty that you can't empathize and jab the guys who might be on a fixed income or may have a couple kids and tuition to knock out each semester.

    Jay
     
  5. bigbore613

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    Now that you are playing with horses you will find out what expensive means. Jeff
     
  6. shot410ga

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    skeet_man: WOW! You really have a lot of money. You must be an important man. Can I be like you?
     
  7. Ron Burdick

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    skeet-man, you sure opened the door for someone. Good luck!!!!

    Ron Burdick
     
  8. Bocephas

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    I think you will see a decrease in the sport.

    In the past I shot a lot of the big shoots.

    Next year with the price of gas etc. it will be much less.

    Bo
     
  9. ronbo142

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    Yes I have expensive hobbies:


    Guns<br>
    Horses<br>
    Hounds<br>
    Fishing<br>

    Glad I gave up chasing women when I finally caught one!


    :p


    Ronbo
     
  10. Jerbear

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    Shooting is cheaper than driving drunk and safer too.
    I don't care how much it cost... I have fun watching my kids shoot and enjoy shooting with them.

    Jerbear
     
  11. skeet_man

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    don't have alot of money, but better than half of my income goes toward shooting (while I was working, grossing about 19k a year in a dead end job, i'm back in school right now going for an associates in machining so I can continue to shoot when real life finally hits me LOL), I think, sleep, eat, breath, and dream shooting. I have pretty much dedicated my life to competitive skeet shooting, and made sacrifices to be able to do that.

    Surely I can empathize, the increased cost of shooting affects us all, just don't expect me to feel sorry for someone who whines weekly about the price of shooting going up 10%, when that amounts to about 50 bucks over the course of a year for them, but a few hundred dollars for me.
     
  12. spitter

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    so... what you're saying is you must've been living at home on mom and dad's dime, to be able to spend that dough. Wow!

    Maybe, when you've taken on some real responsibility, then you can criticize real men and women who work, keeping a roof over head, putting food on the table, taking care of their business. If you could empathize, you wouldn't continue to whine and bad mouth others regardless of the dollars involved - makes you sound like a spoiled brat.
     
  13. spitter

    spitter Well-Known Member TS Supporters

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    Everything is relative. Good for you that you can knock out 20 rounds a week, but don't be so petty that you can't empathize and jab the guys who might be on a fixed income or may have a couple kids and tuition to knock out each semester.

    Jay
     
  14. bigbore613

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    Now that you are playing with horses you will find out what expensive means. Jeff
     
  15. shot410ga

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    skeet_man: WOW! You really have a lot of money. You must be an important man. Can I be like you?
     
  16. Ron Burdick

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    skeet-man, you sure opened the door for someone. Good luck!!!!

    Ron Burdick
     
  17. Bocephas

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    I think you will see a decrease in the sport.

    In the past I shot a lot of the big shoots.

    Next year with the price of gas etc. it will be much less.

    Bo
     
  18. ronbo142

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    Yes I have expensive hobbies:


    Guns<br>
    Horses<br>
    Hounds<br>
    Fishing<br>

    Glad I gave up chasing women when I finally caught one!


    :p


    Ronbo
     
  19. Jerbear

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    Shooting is cheaper than driving drunk and safer too.
    I don't care how much it cost... I have fun watching my kids shoot and enjoy shooting with them.

    Jerbear
     
  20. skeet_man

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    don't have alot of money, but better than half of my income goes toward shooting (while I was working, grossing about 19k a year in a dead end job, i'm back in school right now going for an associates in machining so I can continue to shoot when real life finally hits me LOL), I think, sleep, eat, breath, and dream shooting. I have pretty much dedicated my life to competitive skeet shooting, and made sacrifices to be able to do that.

    Surely I can empathize, the increased cost of shooting affects us all, just don't expect me to feel sorry for someone who whines weekly about the price of shooting going up 10%, when that amounts to about 50 bucks over the course of a year for them, but a few hundred dollars for me.
     
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