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.
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.
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.
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.