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Will shooting become a rich mans sport?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Owen Sparks, Feb 3, 2009.

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  1. Owen Sparks

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    With the price of ammo going up and all sorts of naferious regulations on guns and ammo pending, will shootring become a rich mans sport?
     
  2. Grassman

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    You'll prolly need to be rich just to go to the grocery store.
     
  3. Old Fuff

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    Some would like it so... As it is there are too many gun owners that vote. :uhoh: :evil:

    But anyway, I don't think so - but the way various shooting sports are conducted, and the kind of firearms and ammunition that are used may change.
     
  4. yokel

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    If the costs of shooting keep going up, only the rich will be left and regardless how much they spend, our hobby and recreational activity will suffer.
     
  5. goldie

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    if the trend continues, i believe 22lr will be the future of a lot of shooting due to its cheaper cost.i think its the least threatened as far as guns & caliber is concerned.thats kind of how the uk wound up to some degree.ruger 10/22's are legal there,if you can believe that....
     
  6. Tyrannosaurus

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    Yes.
    With the recent unavailability of any "discount" brass ammunition, such as Monarch or Blazer Brass, I can no longer justify the budget.
     
  7. jakemccoy

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    Golf is a rich man's sport. However, I know plenty of people of modest means that make it happen.

    I can afford to shoot just about anything I want. However, I have to admit that the cost of things has slowed me down. In fact, I don't go to the range to blast through ammo just for the hell of it. I always go prepared with some sort of game plan to make my range visit efficient and productive. This wasn't the case 2 years ago.
     
  8. solareclipse

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    Since when has shooting not been rich mans sport? Have you checked gun club prices lately at all
     
  9. MatthewVanitas

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    Yes, it's $75/yr at Austin Rifle Club, and $65/yr at Lone Star Range, why do you ask?

    $6/mo for unlimited shooting doesn't seem unreasonable. People spend more than that on two coffee drinks, or two mixed drinks at a bar.
     
  10. Dark_Harvest

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    have you priced range memberships at indoor facilities that aren't in TX?

    different story. you're lucky, be happy.
     
  11. moooose102

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    you mean it's not already!?!?:what:
     
  12. EHL

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    Yeah. If ammo goes up anymore, we're going to be trading in guns for ammo for the other guns we have.
     
  13. redneck2

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    With good grade factory ammo, a .44 mag or .45 LC costs about $6 to fill the cylinder once. A .338 WM is $2.50 every time you pull the trigger.

    There's a reason reloading supplies are really scarce.
     
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    Gambling is a Rich man's spoert too. However i know a lot of poor people who spend every penny they make gambling.
    If you want to shoot. You will make compromises to shoot. Like less movies, eating out, skipping the Pubs and on .
    At least gas prices have dropped to under $2.00 for now.
     
  15. Deltaboy

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    Budjet
     
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    Just look at the class III world. The get togethers at Knob's Creek is called the "millionaire's club of shooting". More millionaires gathered in any one place at the same time than anywhere else in the country.

    That is a proven successful technique for the anti's to get their agenda thru. That way they don't piss off their rich buddies!
     
  17. I_AM_LEGEND

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    It already is buddy... I'm poor as a bum, spent all my money on guns and now no money for ammo. I got a bunch of really nice scoped baseball bats and metal boomerangs...

    No but in all honesty, I honestly do believe the cost of recreational shooting and training is going to go WAYYYY up with good ole Barry raising taxes on ammo and probably banning ammo imports...

    Obama took Chris Rock seriously and said, ok, don't worry about gun control, we need some bullet control....

    You guys have got to watch this!!! HILARIOUS
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PdJGcrUk2eE
     
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    Unless you shoot 9mm, 22lr, 7.62x54 or 7.62x39, shooting is already a rich man's sport.
     
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    The cost of expendables is driven by inflation and the market, lots of panic buying, most of the supply going at fixed cost to the military.

    More demand, less available supply = more immediate cost to the consumer.

    When demand goes down so will price, if you're worried by ammunition costs reload.
     
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    "As it is there are too many gun owners that vote..."

    ...and many of them voted Obama into power. With unity like this, they might as well just throw their guns into the sea right now.

    On a happier note, shooting will never be a "rich mans" sport because there will always be someone practicing American ingenuity who will come up with cheaper alternatives regarding ammo and weapons that are not inferior products. Besides Our Lord, I have faith in the average American.
     
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    Machine guns are a rich man's sport considering upfront cost hell even competitive shooting that uses hundreds of rounds per session such as 3 gun matches require a decent budget. This kind of shooting is definitely an expensive middle class hobby.
     
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    +1 I got rid of my .44mag when it was only .65 cents a shot.

    It's been the cheaper "white box yellow box" and imported stuff that's fueled shooting sports and if .gov bans imported ammo that will hurt a lot of shooters.

    But hey when I was a kid we couldn't afford a box of shotgun shells so every Saturday before we went hunting we'd head down to the hardware store to buy 5 or 6 shells for the day.
     
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  23. ar10

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    Yes, except for the wealthy and the gansta crowd.
    If you want to keep shooting and keep the costs down start reloading, then if you're lucky take an RSO course then "volunteer" at your local gun range. :D:D:D
     
  24. Robert

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    Some would argue that shooting, at least more than just plinking, has always been a rich man's sport. My friend competes, semi seriously, in 3 Gun and IDPA and the like. He has tens of thousands of dollars sunk in different ARs, pistols, and shotguns. So from where I stand shooting in any great amount is, has been, and always will be a rich man's game. At least at certain levels.
     
  25. candr44

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    If shooting becomes a rich man's sport, then I will be selling some of my guns and ammo to a rich man at a rich price.

    I could have followed this plan with my 69 Mach 1 Mustang if I kept it 15 more years. I payed $850 for the car with 52,000 original miles back in the mid 80s and in 2006 you could find people willing to pay $60,000.
     
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