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Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by rocko, Jul 26, 2010.

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  1. rocko

    rocko Member

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    Does anyone know of an average shrinkage or loss percentage on targets. That is you buy 1000 targets and get paid for 900 - 10% shrinkage or loss.

    I called the ATA today and they did not know what I was talking about. Called the NSSA and got the same. There must be some info on this but where?
     
  2. Neil Winston

    Neil Winston Well-Known Member

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    I've heard that about 4 percent is the tipping point between profit and loss at many clubs, so I'd try to stay below that.

    Neil
     
  3. goatskin

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    The people who make the coin-/card-boxes insist a savings of at least 10% will be realized.

    Bob
     
  4. Gary Waalkes

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    gotta keep them out of cold swimming pools
     
  5. TC

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    "shrinkage" is the difference between what was taken out of inventory and what was sold. Anything over 10% is usually a considered excessive depending on the business.
     
  6. Smiley

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    If you are operating a club it is very important that there is rigid controll over extra targets as these come off your profit.Here in Brisbane Australia our club very nearly folded because of the "give us a few more targets",so to combat this we have installed coin control on all our Bunker,Skeet and Trap ranges and now run a good operation that allows a profit to reinvest in our infastructure as we are a non profit club that is owned by our members
    Paul
     
  7. phirel

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    A club should be able to sell 125 targets from a box of 135 targets. Target setting and broken targets will use up the other 10 birds. But, if the targets are handled roughly or if the machine is not in good order, the number of broken targets will increase significantly.

    Unfortunately, many shooters do not realize there are no free targets. Either the shooter pays for them or the club pays for them.

    Pat Ireland
     
  8. spitter

    spitter Well-Known Member TS Supporters

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    I tend to agree with Pat's comments. Taking it further, once the initial set up is done, other than the beginning "Let's see one!" or after the occasional "clear" birds... machines in good order shouldn't be breaking birds - wasted birds should be counted on one hand.

    However, a number of shooters believe that if they have a spare shell or two... it doesn't hurt anyone to throw an extra bird or two, multiplying that by 2-3 shooters who might jump on that bandwagon for an informal "Annie"...

    By the way... shooters have to be cognisant (sic?) of sound activated equipment indescriminantly throwing good birds away for no reason!

    Regards all,

    Jay
     
  9. MTA Tom

    MTA Tom Active Member

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    Pat's numbers are in line with what we found at the Michigan Trapshooting Association.

    Targets broken in the box or machine, setting and "look" targets, inadvertent voice pull targets, shootoff targets, etc. came to just under 10%. It took some effort to keep it under.
     
  10. LDAdd

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    Another factor that has cost the clubs a lot of targets is the failure to click off the machine while changing stations, conversations on the line, moving voice call microphones, etc. I have seen many traps throw target after target because of poor management of the switch and careless pullers and shooters. Every target is $0.08 or so to buy and would sell for about $0.16 or so each, so every wasted or stolen target costs the club that marked up cost. It's true about the coin-operated machines...people soon learn that they only get 27 or 28 targets per round and they become much more aware of wasted targets.


    Larry
     
  11. JTEA

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    The local club which throws sporting clays had the shooters up in arms and resisted claims regarding extra targets. When they installed counters on the release boxes they suddenly were back into normal loss. All the extra "practice" shooting had ended.

    JT
     
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