GUN How much do you spend at the range?

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  1. shiizz0n

    shiizz0n OT Supporter

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    - include membership fees
    - targets and what type
    - additional shooters
    - frequency of visits
    - where ammunition was purchased
    - anything else you'd like to mention
     
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    i am going to rejoin the NRA range for $250/yr for :unlimitedshooting:

    i usually shoot a box of 100 WWB .45's, $25
    22lr's are dirt cheap so i can usually blow through 200
     
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    When i used to go once a week:

    $6-12 range fees (30-60 minutes, i know its expensive)
    Pack of targets - $2-3 - Walmart
    250 rnds .22 - ~$6 - walmart, sometimes spring for mini-mags, then its $6/100
    100-150 rnd either 9mm or .45 - $16-32 - Cheaper now that I reload - (~$5-6/50 rnds either)


    I don't shoot rifle enough to get an accurate number, sometimes i will shoot 1000 .22, sometimes .223, etc


    Shotgun -
    200 clays - $14-18 - walmart
    Handthrower - $6 - walmart
    Flat of shells - $40 - walmart
    Shoot on friends land, so free range
     
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    jeepilot Banned

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    I just blew $110 at the gun range in Las Vegas shooting full auto MP5 and M-16. Rediculous but it was vegas, so.

    Normally I just go to free ranges, or to a $4 point fee indoor range.
     
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    40 bucks a year at the private range, no restriction on what you can shoot :run:
    That range doesn't have anything BUT the range though, everything else you have to bring.

    at the indoor range that I rent at, usually around 60 bucks a visit, but thats 15 dollars for a range fee and rental, and the rest on ammo.
     
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    You can get it for around $9 and change in Houston.
     
  7. sneva

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    I belong to a private range @ 85.00 per year, and the state range for 24.00 per year. I load all my own, even cast my own bullets, i get free lead wherever I can and buy the linotype to mix with it. I can load pistol cartidges for about 40.00 per 1000 and rifle costs about double that because of the cost of the actual bullets. I scavenge all my brass from said ranges so that part is free. the biggest investment in shooting I have is my time loading ammo. I usually spend 5-6 hours per week loading, and the next biggest investment was the equipment to load said ammo. That initially cost around 1500.00 but I spent that over several years constantly upgrading to the next best.
     
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    The private range I go to is 75 a year and has everything but the guns and ammo. I shoot around 40 rounds a week once a month with my Mosins at a dime a round roughly. I got 3 cases right before the surplus started drying up.
    The target is a steel plate hung at 400 yards.
     
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    clearly. :rolleyes:
     
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    Maaan, I was gonna take my dad there when we were visiting relatives, but it was out of the way of where we were headed. :mad:

    I wanted to try a Thompson. :o
     
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    went to the range today and spent 45 bucks including 200 rounds of WWB 9mm
     
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    the 45 bucks includes the 200rds?
     
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    free public range, so whatever ammo for guns that day runs (or I happen to have laying around) ~30 we'll say and what ever target I have in the gun room so maybe 1 dollar.
     
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    $40/year membership

    $10 worth of paper plates, a sharpie, and tape


    homemade el cheap-o targets FTW
     
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    idleprocess Bring a dollar with you baby in the cold cold grou

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    1. About $10/visit to all the ranges around here worth going to. One range has a once-in-a-lifetime $10 membership fee and it's $10/day otherwise (rifle/pistol/clays), otherwise it's inexpensive pay-per-play without any strict time limitations save for closing time.

    2. Varies. I drew up a pistol target that I can print for next to nothing, otherwise I buy cheap 50/100 yard rifle targets 5/$1. If the range gives away a silhouette target I'll use it, but I prefer circle/bullseye type targets

    3. richk whenever he's not obsessing over the price of ammo, sometimes people from work. Other people usually pay their own way. Whenever I visit the folks' house, dad and I head out to the far-more-relaxed local range near his place where you can be a moron so long as you're not a dumbass about it (heck, they guy that runs it might not mind if you bring your NFA stuff out). I'll go through about 100-300 rounds of pistol ammunition (9mm/.357/.45ACP) and maybe 200 rounds of rifle ammunition (.223/7.62x39). If I'm shooting clays, I'll typically burn through 150 shells and a full box of clays.

    4. 2-4 times a month

    5. Wherever - usually wally world, bass pro, Academy, Cheaper Than Dirt (only place that stocks inexpensive .357mag ammo). All of the rifle ranges around here are picky about ammo ('guess they think that FMJ is going to cut through their backstop like a dog through table scraps), so I have to pay a bit more for JHP, soft point, or ballistic tip rounds.

    6. Silhouette targets are much easier to hit than a 7" circle, no matter what the distance. Printing targets with rings whole inches in diameter makes it easy to do MOA calculations.

    Didn't mention .22LR. Given that it's hard for me to dump more than 500 rounds of it in one sitting and I don't use match-grade stuff , not sure it's worth accounting for.
     
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    Not including ammo, I spent $17.06 for a lane, 5 targets and 1 backer.

    I was only there for about an hour.


    Boy do I need more practice.
     
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    yea. $30 for the ammo and $15 for the range fee
     
  18. t1h

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    my range membership is $75/yr
    targets i get from walmart/bass pro, and i shoot all the plastic bottles i save. they let you shoot water filled ballons there so I need to do that :o
    sometimes i go alone, sometimes i'll bring 1 friend
    i go once every 2-3 months
    ammo i use is 9mm WWB from walmart, .30-06 either Federal Cartridge from walmart or from CMP, and 8mm mauser from whoever is selling it in bulk on gunbroker.com
     
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    We have a few ranges that we all go to.

    Shoot Straight in Apokpa (free)
    Ocala NF Range (free)
    Daytona/Volusia Cty Strickland range ($5/all day)
    East Orange Shooting Sports ($10 or so)

    Targets.

    Usually print our own.... so cost of paper and ink and there is the occasional long range vis-a-targets for like $.50/ea.
    I usually never spend over $.50/ea. for a target.
    Coke cans, pumpkins are another story and are sparatic... skeet is around $9 for a box of 130ct.

    Ammo

    .22lr box of bulk Federal, $9
    .40 Blazer Brass, $9.98/box (50) @ Walmart
    .44mag, we reload our own and it comes out around $.20/round
    Bird Shot is like $24 for a box of 5x25

    I try to go somewhere and shoot once a weekend... but the holidays have put a stop to that as of late.

    Shooting for fun is one thing, shooting competively is where the real costs come in.... a lot of ammo, the equipment, travel sometimes....

    From what I can remember....

    Beretta PX4 Storm in .40 = $540
    Desert Eagle = $850
    Mossberg 500a =$250
    S&W 640 (carry) =$450
    AR-15 (base build) =$630
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    Just for basic harware =$2720

    Add in all the ammo and holsters, vests, optics.....

    God damn
     
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    5 Bucks in gas and 10 bucks for 500 rounds of .22lr then we go up to blm land and shoot what ever people have left out on the range. If going to shoot trap add 10 bucks for a box of birds and 10-20 for 12guage target loads.
     
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    Not enough because i can't afford to buy anything but a .22lr rifle right now.
     
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    $100/yr for range membership
    which includes a locker, free eye and ear protection, lane rental, gun rental.
    maybe $5 on targets and $20-$50 on ammo, depending on what I'm shooting
     
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    They had a .45 Thompson. AK in.223, PPSH41 in 9mm, MP5, UZI, M249-Saw, and some other FA stuff, as well as a lot of different pistols and semi auto rifles. The reason it was so expensive was that all of their ammo was frangible/lead-free.
     
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    $20/year membership
    $9 for all day pass
    $8.33 of Blazer Aluminum 115gr 9mm when ordered by the case from www.natchezss.com
    $11 for Speer Lawman 115gr 9mm
    $110 for Peltor Tactical 7S electronic hearing muffs
    $30 for some Wiley X glasses

    I go about 2-4 times a month and shoot close to 150rds each time.
     
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    I paid $125 or $150 for a yearly membership. When that runs out, I have been informed by the owner that I will get in for free. He wants me to help him teach the beginner and intermediate tactical pistol and/or shotgun class.
     

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