At the Metro Gun Club in Angleton, Texas, If you shoot 10,000 targets in a particular target year, you get the buckle you mentioned. Charlie Long is the owner; Steve & Kelly Nylen run it. PM me and I'll pass along the phone number.
$2400 in shells (@$6 a box) plus approx. $250 per 1000 ATA fees ends up $2500 in ATA fees, so the grand total for 1000 per day x 10 days equals.....yikes....approximately $4900!!! I think you can buy a damn nice buckle for around $500.
ALF, someone would have to show me the fee requirement per 100 or 1000 or day. I haven't seen an ATA fee schedule that was day-based, but I could have missed it before??? The cheapest I've seen ATA fees per 100 targets is $25 per 100 (which is why I used that figure to come up with the "approximate" fee cost). Maybe one of the folks who have participated in this event can share what their fee cost was. I don't think the cost for shells is on the high side unless you are reloading for much less (damn that is a lot of reloads though).
I am doing a "copy and paste" job from an e-mail forwarded to me on October 18, from Bill Hopper, with the dates of the Christmas Marathon shoot at the Metro Gun Club just outside of Angleton Texas. The phone contacts are listed below.
"We would like to invite you to join us at Metro Gun Club in Angleton, Texas for our Christmas Marathon we will began shooting on Dec. 21 and shoot till Dec. 28. And will be serving Christmas dinner on the 25Th
We will be shooting Singles, Doubles, & Handicap each day"
Look forward to seeing you soon...Kelly
Charlie Long 713-254-8675
Bill Hopper 281-455-4143
Kelly Nylen 979-299-9426
The range is about 125 miles from us here in Victoria Texas, but I always try to go up and at least shoot for a day and get in a few hundred targets. The meals themselves are almost worth the drive up. Fun place to shoot and really some of the nicest people you will run into at a range.