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Posted: 1/22/2006 6:56:24 AM EDT
Hi-

Wondering how much the shooters here spent at their usual range session.

The cost would include:

1) ranges fees if any (for access or as in skeet/trap - per round)
2) ammo - reloaded or not
3) targets - paper prinouts, iron slabs, clay pidgeons, etc.
4) hearing & eye protection - these get worn out too so the are expendable.

Thanks for the insights.

Link Posted: 1/22/2006 6:58:09 AM EDT
$87
Link Posted: 1/22/2006 6:59:02 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/22/2006 6:59:25 AM EDT by Lion_Dog]

Originally Posted By TheRedHorseman:
$87



In before the poll - at $87.00


et:sp
Link Posted: 1/22/2006 7:05:43 AM EDT
Hmm.

Gas for trip to range: $20 - $30

Eye/ear protection: amortized over several years, negligible

Ammo: $150 - $250

Range fee: $30 for myself and my kids.

Spending quality time with my kids, PRICELESS!


Link Posted: 1/22/2006 7:21:05 AM EDT
$87.00

Definitely $87.00
Link Posted: 1/22/2006 7:43:42 AM EDT

Originally Posted By gonzo_beyondo:
$87.00

Definitely $87.00



Link Posted: 1/22/2006 9:22:57 AM EDT
My only cost is ammo. I use about $40.00 -$50.00 per shoot.
Link Posted: 1/22/2006 9:36:41 AM EDT
round sporting clays-$45
125rnd 12g target loads-$15
Gas round trip-$20

Nailing that fast dropping teal thats always getting away from me- priceless.


Link Posted: 1/22/2006 9:36:46 AM EDT
This is a tough one. My range is my back yard. Should I find the value of the land being utilized for range purposes and divide it up by the number of times it is used? This number will obviously chaneg with time. Ammo use varies, as well as ammo type. Targets also vary, today my neighbor and I are going to shoot up a propane tank, and puch some paper. That means it's more expensive than usual. Should I try and find a mean average?
How about the cost of my time used during the range session. How do I put a price on my time. I could be using that time to study, and the effects of studying could impact my ability to have a better carreer, so that means it's pretty valuable.
If having my range built decreases my property value, should I calculate that in as well? The trees that got moved to make my pistol range were worth money. Not much, but they would have had potential to provide heating, and that is worth cash.
I think I would have to make a pie chart or something, maybe a graph to show the fluctuation of cost over time.
I'll get back to you after I conclude my research.
Link Posted: 1/22/2006 9:38:44 AM EDT
I never broke it down
Link Posted: 1/22/2006 9:43:58 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/22/2006 9:45:24 AM EDT
$87

Since I will never, under any circumsance, shoot at a range, I never have to pay range fees. Only thing I got to worry about is ammo and gas.
Link Posted: 1/22/2006 9:46:49 AM EDT
Nothing. I own the range.
Link Posted: 1/22/2006 10:18:08 AM EDT

Originally Posted By mattimeo:
Nothing. I own the range.



Where do you get the free ammo?
Link Posted: 1/22/2006 10:19:45 AM EDT

Originally Posted By 2IDdoc:
This is a tough one. My range is my back yard. Should I find the value of the land being utilized for range purposes and divide it up by the number of times it is used? This number will obviously chaneg with time. Ammo use varies, as well as ammo type. Targets also vary, today my neighbor and I are going to shoot up a propane tank, and puch some paper. That means it's more expensive than usual. Should I try and find a mean average?
How about the cost of my time used during the range session. How do I put a price on my time. I could be using that time to study, and the effects of studying could impact my ability to have a better carreer, so that means it's pretty valuable.
If having my range built decreases my property value, should I calculate that in as well? The trees that got moved to make my pistol range were worth money. Not much, but they would have had potential to provide heating, and that is worth cash.
I think I would have to make a pie chart or something, maybe a graph to show the fluctuation of cost over time.
I'll get back to you after I conclude my research.



Doc KISS (Keep it simple silly) - just ammo costs will do - for you.
Link Posted: 1/22/2006 10:22:15 AM EDT
Around $50, sometimes more, depending on why I'm there (practice drills, ammo dumping, precision shooting, siting in a new scope, etc...)
Link Posted: 1/22/2006 10:23:15 AM EDT
Depends on what I'm shooting . Yesterday it was the
.50 Beowulf and the 10mm . $200 easy
Link Posted: 1/22/2006 10:26:27 AM EDT
Too much.
Link Posted: 1/22/2006 10:26:39 AM EDT
I reload and I have a range in my back yard out to about 500 yards and shoot 3to5 times a week and several hundres rounds each time so I would say about 30 to 50$.
Link Posted: 1/22/2006 10:59:35 AM EDT
I would estimate spending an average of $40 to $50 per range trip
Link Posted: 1/22/2006 11:04:00 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Lion_Dog:

Originally Posted By mattimeo:
Nothing. I own the range.



Where do you get the free ammo?



Customers pay for it.
Link Posted: 1/22/2006 11:10:31 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/22/2006 11:56:32 AM EDT
$0-$15
Link Posted: 1/22/2006 12:04:44 PM EDT
No range fees. Ammo and targets might add up to $15-20.
Link Posted: 1/22/2006 12:15:22 PM EDT
I voted
Link Posted: 1/22/2006 12:36:14 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/22/2006 12:36:29 PM EDT by npd233]

Originally Posted By dpmmn:
I never broke it down



Me either. I'm almost afraid to - I might learn just how expensive this hobby actually is.
Link Posted: 1/22/2006 12:58:20 PM EDT
I rarely shoot less than $200 dollars worth of ammo per range trip, depending on how many guns I bring with me. Fees are only every two years and comes out to peanuts per trip. Add in coffee, lunch and whether I stop to do some casual shopping on the way home, it probably comes to close to $300 per trip. Number of trips varies season to season, with summer being the most(at least once every two weeks), spring, fall and winter at least once a month. Add in organized shoots, usually three a year, I'll fire 2-3k per, it gets expensive.
Link Posted: 1/22/2006 2:59:00 PM EDT
I spend in the $51- $100 range. The range, hearing protection and targets are free. It does get a bit pricey feeding a 50bmg rifle, a 9mm sub gun, and a few ARs.
Link Posted: 1/22/2006 3:06:03 PM EDT
M16 - over $100 per session in ammo-

Bolt gun and precision gas guns (.308) - over $100 per session in ammo

Handguns - under $60 per session in ammo

.22 - under $20 per session
Link Posted: 1/22/2006 4:06:14 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/22/2006 4:06:48 PM EDT by RavenVT100]
Probably between $15 and $25 depending on if I bring anyone and how much ammo we shoot. Of course the cost of range membership is amortized over the number of trips so it probably ends up being more like $35.
Link Posted: 1/22/2006 4:38:22 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 2IDdoc:
This is a tough one. My range is my back yard. Should I find the value of the land being utilized for range purposes and divide it up by the number of times it is used? This number will obviously chaneg with time. Ammo use varies, as well as ammo type. Targets also vary, today my neighbor and I are going to shoot up a propane tank, and puch some paper. That means it's more expensive than usual. Should I try and find a mean average?
How about the cost of my time used during the range session. How do I put a price on my time. I could be using that time to study, and the effects of studying could impact my ability to have a better carreer, so that means it's pretty valuable.
If having my range built decreases my property value, should I calculate that in as well? The trees that got moved to make my pistol range were worth money. Not much, but they would have had potential to provide heating, and that is worth cash.
I think I would have to make a pie chart or something, maybe a graph to show the fluctuation of cost over time.
I'll get back to you after I conclude my research.




In my area I couldn't throw a fart, much less lead too many people round here. when I do get out its about 20-25 in gas $50+/- ammo earplugs are free range is free so less than going to a theme park but still the same amout of people
Link Posted: 1/24/2006 4:01:20 AM EDT
BuMp for the Tuesday Morning Crew.
Link Posted: 1/24/2006 4:11:31 AM EDT
$0

Kind of

Ammo, targets, etc... are bought & paid for.

Range membership is paid for.


If I had to actually find the COST, not what I SPENT, the COST would be probably $75 to $100, I'd guesstimate
Link Posted: 1/24/2006 4:14:25 AM EDT
I clicked $0 - $15.00, but it might be a little bit more. I reload my own ammo and usually only shoot a hundred rounds or so, usually over the course of about 45 minutes to an hour. I get into the firing range a little more than three times a month; I try for every week but it doesn't usually work out that way.
Link Posted: 1/24/2006 4:23:49 AM EDT
Lately it's been about $8. I got a new .22 pistol.
Link Posted: 1/24/2006 4:30:23 AM EDT

Originally Posted By fight4yourrights:
$0

Kind of

Ammo, targets, etc... are bought & paid for.

Range membership is paid for.


If I had to actually find the COST, not what I SPENT, the COST would be probably $75 to $100, I'd guesstimate



For you cost IS spent, works for me. Thanks.
Link Posted: 2/2/2006 4:18:41 AM EDT
BTT - it is for the data.

Thanks to all the participants.
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 6:32:05 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Lion_Dog:
BTT - it is for the data.

Thanks to all the participants.




Last bump---

Thanks all.
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