I'm not as optimistic. A 35 cent jump is a bit different from watching shells that were 50 to 55 a flat for say, gun clubs or top guns, to 75 or more a flat. If prices remain at that for promo shells and premium shells stay in the 100 dollar range it could definitely be a game changer. I really think manufacturers and all in between to retailers are taking a chance at really hurting the sport. I know some people right now that are barely able to shoot at even a bit of a reduced rate who says if things get much higher they'll find something else to do. And let's save the " back then the dollar cost in today's money is..." It's a non starter. The only thing that matters is what people can afford TODAY. With other prices going up money for discretionary spending will dry up.I've been around since $1.65 shotshells went to $2 in Canada, about 60 years ago. Trapshooting was going to die, as a result.
Funny thing, Trap shooting is still alive and well..
This hiccup in the marketplace will pass.