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the agony to have to put up with a situation like this??

"I was reading the FITASC thread in the general section of the forum and there was one thing that struck me, all the shooting grounds mentioned were commercially run businesses looking, not unnaturally, to make a profit. I have been shooting down here for a couple of years and have yet to hear of a club or shooting ground run in that manner. I am not against the thought of commercial shooting grounds, traps and all that goes into a shooting ground are expensive it is a lot of cash to lay out but all the clubs I have heard of down where I stay are owned by the members and run for the members to give them the cheapest possible shooting, they are very much the bowling club of the shooting world. The clubs vary in size from the very small basic club like the one I shoot at to clubs with OT and multiple UT and sporting set ups and club houses. The club I shot at on Wednesday has fully automatic UT set ups which are controlled through a card reader so the set up knows how many shooters are on the stand and triggers the traps accordingly. The cost for a round of 25 clays is €4 for members and €5 for non members. I was never involved in clay targets shooting at home in the UK are there many clubs run along the lines I have described here? I would go on to say in fairness to the shooting ground owners in the UK these clubs while being functional in shooting terms and in most cases having decent club houses they are not the sort of place one has lunch while shooting although again on competition days the catering is super at most and food is usually restaurant quality. At the end of the year most clubs have a grand competition for the members and a slap up meal with lashings of vin rouge"
 
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