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Target Prices Going Up

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by fssberson, May 3, 2012.

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  1. fssberson

    fssberson Active Member

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    Rumor has it that target prices are going up at the three major public trap shooting facilities in So. Calif. Soon to be $9.00/round of twenty-five. Are they being raised at other places? Fred
  2. Rick Barker

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    Will be everywhere, soon.

    Prices of fuel are twice as high as they were four years ago.

    Everything else will follow.

    As soon as warehouse inventories clear out under lesser production and transportation costs, then the new inventory carries higher prices to the consumer as a result of higher fuel costs.

    They are still cured in a fuel fired kiln aren't they?
  3. hmb

    hmb Well-Known Member

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    Just saw on TV that California is the worst state to have a business. HMB
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    Ours already has from last year,5 upto 6 dollars per 25

    Doug H.
  5. Oregunner

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    They just jumped a dollar at a club I shoot at here in Oregon. Mark
  6. skeeljc

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    Gee, our small club in central Indiana just lowered the price to $2.50 per round.

    Jim Skeel
  7. timberfaller

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    And no ones knows why the numbers in shooting sports are declining.

    The rich say, Oh its no big deal, whats $4 a round, shot is three times as much, primers/powder require hazmat fees(didn't for years), It just fun!! accept its cost.

    Let see;

    Food prices climbing,
    Taxes keep going up,
    Fuel cost are out of line,
    Electric rates going up because of "wind farms",
    Wages stagnated,
    Rent going up because of "demand",
    etc, etc, etc

    What do you think might happen if the Grand and all the state shoots said, This year is canceled due to the cost of birds and shot.

    Think about it.

    Who else use's these products?
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    It's Over! Regards, Ed
  9. ljuticsscentennialpro

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    White Flyer recently raised the price of clays. There was a shortage of pitch and some clubs are having to switch to biodegradeable clays in So Cal. Bob
  10. oleolliedawg

    oleolliedawg Well-Known Member

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    BIO's are beautiful. I just turned a 74/75 tonight at a club that was forced to throw 'em. Fabulous breaks with Light 8's, brighter color and cheaper too. My preferred target and who cares about pitch!!
  11. Big Heap

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    Remember $2.00 a round - and a free one if you broke the 25.
  12. ebsurveyor

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    Prices have climbed to $4.00 per round here in Berks County PA.
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    Bios dont use pitch in the making But White Flyer raised the cost on them too.
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    We called our supplier (Lawrey's) today, by the trailer load they are now $9.75US per case. Depending on fuel they may bump it up in July-Aug.

    ctreay
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    I refuse to believe that California can be any worse than Illinois for business... we deserve and demand a much worse reputation than you're giving us credit for!

    *** I understand that our recent order of Bios rose @10%, that may mean a 1/2 buck bump at the register...

    Jay
  16. mcneeley5

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    At many ranges the thrown target piles are several feet thick! In this recycle age it would seem that it would be smart to re-run this huge volume of material into targets again.
  17. Joe Potosky

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    RE: thrown target piles are several feet thick!

    Not a bad idea, but you have to pick them up the same day and not advisable if a damp day.

    Seen it done, but as I said above, you have to pick them up the same day or you may have breakage problems coming off the arm.

    Not to be used for a shoot...
  18. grunt

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    Joe I think he means to clean up all the broken targets and recycle them to make new targets.
  19. Joe Potosky

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    Your most likely correct, but at the end of day I see so many unbroken targets that could be reused in practice a waste to not harvest them. As I said, I've seen this done at a few clubs, no harm done and most none the wiser. I've easily picked up a few cases after a long day at the club when I use to open on Saturdays.
  20. ctreay

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    There was a time that we used to pick up a few and reuse them on the old winchester hand sets for practice rounds. We tried a few when we got the GMV traps and most fell apart right on the trap. I think the new traps stress the targets to much to reuse them.

    ctreay
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