I agree it will be easy to car pool with friends and still shoot as far as the driving but the cost of reloading components esp shot is really not only going to hurt the amount of shooting, but the small and medium size clubs who will then prob have to raise the rates to shoot, just an ongoing chain with a no win in site.
Only been shooting and reloading a year now.Didn't make many registered shoots last year.Readjusing budget(retired)giving up some of my Bass tournaments,but darn economy seems to be eating away at my expenditures quicker than I can adjust budget.Will try to make same as I did last year,way things are going that's a plus.
I'm with "shot410ga" on this one. The rising lead prices affect everyone shooting more than gas prices. Most can find places to shoot without large travel expenses but few can avoid the results of the rising lead prices. JMO though.
I probably will shoot a lot less this year, but it has little to do with economics. First, my young dog is coming along well, so I probably will be going to retriever field trials and hunt tests with him instead of going to trap shoots. Second, the politics in my local club and state have become unpleasant, and at this stage in my life, I don't need it.