I hate it when I keep spending my kids' inheritance or college fund $$ and when I "waste" some of my insulin money to compete in trap. And my Lewis purse winnings don't help, either. So I always save a little to buy a Lottery ticket or two on the way home. Regards, Ed
Tolman, where are you getting your shells? @TSTC $6.75 same shells @ Wal-mart or Dicks $7.25 but it does not matter as Wal-mart & Dicks do not have any 12 ga. target loads. Homeland Security is blamed for shortage.
Do what you want. Do what you can and to hell with what the next guy thinks. I do it because I can and I enjoy all the good folks. If I ever get to where I can't afford it I will probably still go the club. I just like being around the people at the shoots.
The idiot in law drinks away 1/2 the money that comes into the house. The house keeps deteriorating a little more each year, it will be worth nothing pretty soon. The drinking hobby makes trap shooting look cheap.
My wife and I just set down today to get stuff ready for are tax man next week. My wife about hit the ceiling when I come up with a total for my trap shooting and my long range rifle shooting for last year, powder,shot,primers,bullets, new trap gun, food and miles that I had to drive to get to the shoots plus the places I had to stay over night at. But that's the price I have to pay to enjoy shooting.
Oh just to let you know, the wife did love them big checks that I won last year rifle shooting. The winning for trap shooting wasn't as good for last year for me but I have to hope I have better days coming.
I had just gotten a Trap & Field magazine and was looking at some trap guns. I told my wife I'd like to have one and she ask how much are they. I said around $11,000. She didn't say a word but a couple of days later she showed me a picture of a quilting machine saying she sure would like to have one. So I had to ask and her price was $16,000. lol She has as much money invested in her toys as I do mine so we get along just great..