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$5.00 A Gallon

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by lizziedog1, Feb 25, 2011.

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  1. lizziedog1

    lizziedog1 Member

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    This gas price situation is bad. Five dollars a gallon is predicted by summer. I am wondering if this will impact any of your shooting and/or hunting activities? I have some places to hunt and shoot not too far from here. But there are some species that require a longer drive. I really don't know if I will be able to pursue them.

    I am also worried that the price of shooting supplies will also rise. Transportation costs will surely be passed on to the consumers. I also wonder if pertoleum products are used to make gun powder. Some lubricants are oil based, I guess they will go up in price.

    Please lets not turn this thread into a debate about oil companies, the Middle East, or politics. I want to know how increased gas prices will affect our sports. I am going to continue to shoot and hunt. But how much? Probably less then now.:fire:
     
  2. SOUTHPAW

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    If gas tops $4.50 a gallon I'll definitely cut my shooting down to strictly practice with my 2 EDC pistols, maybe once a month. Other than that, I plan on trading in my V6 daily driver for a compact 4cyl as well as riding my motorcycle to help save on gas... Too bad this stuff happens every few years...
     
  3. reuben mishler

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    You are probably right. I often tend to forget how oil pretty much effects everything. If not directly to firearms and their products, but in transportation costs and handling. Already not happy with the way ammunition has begun rising. I remember being in High School and going to the store every Tuesday to buy a box of 9mm and going to the range and shooting it up. Did this week after week after week. Not so much anymore...

    Diesel just jumped 26 cents last night, wasn't happy when I went to fill up. Diesel is now 3.75 where I'm at
     
  4. ultradoc

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    The other day I heard the $5. a gallon for gas scenereo. This morning I heard the $10 gallon scenereo. Who knows when it will end. Will affect my shooting? Maybe a little.
     
  5. SOUTHPAW

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    My plan is to stock up on a moderate amount of ammo in the next month or two (500-1000 rounds each of 9mm, .45acp, and 5.56, as these are my primary calibers) and just sit on it. I'll be ok with limited summer shooting, as I tend to spend more time on the bike than anything else...
     
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    It will affect literally everything.
    America is fed,clothed,and delivered to by the trucking industry and since fuels prices are going up so will the price of everything delivered.
    Of course some will scream hoarding but if you got some money to spare stock up on ammo before it gets out of hand like it did a couple of years ago.
     
  7. M2 Carbine

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    The gas price in itself doesn't bother me too much but high gas prices effect everything. Even my trash pickup increases because of "fuel adjustment" costs. Too bad I can't pass on my increased fuel cost.:rolleyes:

    I'm thinking about loading up on a lot of powder and primers before the prices increase again.

    I'm lucky having home ranges so I don't have to think about driving some distance to shoot.
     
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    I just bought a new V8 truck...so my driving (and other hobbies) will be severely hampered if it gets this high.
     
  9. david58

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    Shooting range is almost a 45 minute drive for me. It will definitely make me think twice to roll out there - a bit too far for a bike ride unless I want to spend all day (and only tote a handgun or two).

    Bike commuting is in my future....then I can save enough $$$ to afford to drive to the range.
     
  10. VT Deer Hunter

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    $100 a gal NO ONE would drive and would be a really bad scenario.
     
  11. USAF_Vet

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    I just hope I've finished moving before the gas hike gets too out of hand. I filled up Wednesday and paid $3.35/ gallon. Right now I live 75 miles from work, and even driving a semi-economical 4 banger, I fill up three times a week. I'll be less than 40 miles from work after the move, so that will cut my fuel consumption in half. My favorite range is free one about 45 minutes from where I live now. I'll be a little closer after the move. I may cut back a little on my shooting, but I hope I won't need to.
     
  12. Mustang02

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    $100 a gallon? I doubt anybody can afford a $1200 fill up each week.


    It won't hurt me or my hobbies but everything will cost more. They are predicting $220 for a barrel of oil which will be around $7 a gallon.
     
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    I will start reloading my own fuel.
     
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    :D love it. I might looked into bio-diesel conversion, or a Mr. Fusion system for my time travelling DeLorean.
     
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    I WAS planninga road trip to Alaska this summer but that might not happen now. My range is 3 miles up the road, it's 25 miles to town for groceries. I am retired so I will stock up on food and shoot a lot. Got lot's of powder and bullets.

    But three years ago gas was $3.89 here and I paid as high as $4.19 while on a long trip that summer.
     
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    Made my day.
     
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    Motorcycle time!! And lots of gas savings.
     
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    Of course it will have an impact on everything, as about everything is affected in some manner by petroleum. Still, keep some perspective. Last time gas went from $3 to $4 my brother-in-law wondered whether we should still make our annual trip to the Colorado mountains to fish. I pointed out to him that it would take about 100 gallons of gas in my truck for the trip, and that meant an additional $100 for the trip so that he could use his $700 fly rod.

    I have had ammo stores comment to me that the biggest worry re ammo prices is the run-up in most all commodity prices, especially copper.
     
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    Will be interesting in the next few years..Food prices and everything else will be affected! Probably not a bad Idea to stock up on non-perishable items only because they will cost more tomorrow.
     
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    I shoot in my backyard so it won't really effect my shooting. Then again, I will be paying more for gas so I might have to offset some of the cost by shooting less.

    I will definitely be doing the speed limit from now on to save gas.

    If only we had a domestic oil supply! :rolleyes:
     
  21. nosmr2

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    I will shoot less when they cost of gas increases. I can't cut down on food or bills, so something has to give. Checking the payoff on my Jeep right now to look into something more economical. Gas is running me $45 a week right now at $3/gallon.
     
  22. Jon Coppenbarger

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    I really do not care how high it goes as it may make it a little tougher on us folks who plan on travelling but there is nothing I can do other than work with it.

    But remember poor people who live off us that have a income do not deserve to drive on our dime anyways.
     
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    I doubt if it will affect my shooting activities...... Trading cars, buying a second vehicle or motorcyle usually doesn't add up to save money when you figure out the math.
     
  25. Arkansas Paul

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    I think I've heard the $5 a gallon by summer line every year for the past 6-8 years or so. Hasn't happened yet. I understand that if eventually will, just based on inflation and such, but I don't expect it this year.
    This is certainly not an educated opinion though. :)
    Just observation over the past several years.
     
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