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8.47 a case comes out to 6.2 cents a target so then how does a club justify the price of 26 cets or more per target especially at a big shoot as a state or zone shoot. I guess it is just like some clubs with a HIGH price for the food they sell. But yet all they say is we are doing it for the shooter. Some clubs are as low as 20 cents per target and they are still in business. That is as bad as some of the prices for practice targets. It seems as if they are running shooters away.


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Duckeye,

Several things to consider about targets and pricing.

How much do you pay the help? The scorers and trap fillers don't do it for free.

What's the cost of the electricity to run the machines, lights, computer systems, etc.... You get the idea.

How much did the thrower cost? What's the cost of upkeep for the thrower? How many targets can the thrower throw before needing replacement?

What did it cost to build the trapfield in the firstplace?

How much is the grounds maintience per year?

Smaller volunter clubs generally throw lower cost targets because they don't have to pay for all the perifrial items. The bigger paid help clubs have to turn a profit to stay in business.

The cost of the targets is the cheapest part.

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We charge $22 per 100 but give $3 back to the shooters as added money. After we pay the manager, trap help, utilities, trap payment, insurance, taxes, and upkeep, we don't make much. Seems like everytime we get some money ahead, something breaks. Compared to a large shoot I'm sure our bills are considered small.
 

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I contend that there are no gun clubs that make a real profit. Consideration of the return of the investment and on the investment (including land) and opportunity costs make it nearly impossible for a club to make a real profit.

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They are a lot more here in the Northwest. You have to buy in large quantities to get close to that price and then storage is a problem
 

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Yeah unloader, and the price of Sunoco 260 was .26/gallon. Just what I needed to keep my '69 Plymouth Roadrunner flyin'!!
 

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wE ARE A NEW AND SMALL CLUB WITH ONE FIELD. OUR BIRDS ARE PURCHESED FROM RICHMOND VA. $8.85 PER CASE DELIVERED.

WE CHARGE $15.00 PER 100 + ATA AND STATE FEES. WE ARE NON PROFIT AND JUST BARELY PAY THE BILLS. NO PAID HELP.

FAYETTE GUN CLUB, BECKWITH WV.

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$8.05 per case delivered. (Georgia)
 

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You are not alone. We recently increased our prices to $5/round members or an 11 round shoot ticket for $50. We barely break even. With taxes and insurance running over $16k we have to throw a lot of targets.

Don Verna
 
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