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Old 02-22-2020, 04:29 PM
Gewehr43 Gewehr43 is offline
 
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Until you figure in 2 kids yourself and 3 matches a piece you can talk yourself out of it fairly quickly. Last two years I kick myself weeks later for not paying the $ for travel games but at the time seemed like the thing to do. I ended up just compromising and signing everyone up for safs and calling it a day but feeling like I cheated myself a month down the road. Hay if you can’t pay you can’t play just the facts of life.
Sure, things aren't cheap these days...… Take those 2 kids skiing (well they like snowboarding)….. 3x70 (lift tickets)=210+(if you rent) 90 or so= 300 + (food) 45= 350...….. adds up.
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Old 02-22-2020, 07:47 PM
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Crackedwindshield and Gewehr43, I'm just glad that you involve your kids in those types of activities. I know it is costly but they will remember it their entire lives. That's a testament to being a good dad.
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Old 03-02-2020, 10:36 AM
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I don't think $40 is too much.

Petraca range, while reduced, has overhead cover, and walls to break the spring time wind.

No pit duty. Electronic scoring. and- your at Camp Perry, walking in the footsteps of Hero's!

We "find" the money to do what we enjoy.

I do understand having kids who want to shoot. Mine are recently grown up. The CMP charges a reduced rate for Juniors, that will certainly help.

Maybe budget for the Nationals: $5 or $10 a week into an envelope
(ala Dave Ramsey) will help a lot. Christmas monetary gifts from Grandparents can go into this envelope too.
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Old 03-05-2020, 12:17 AM
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Sure, things aren't cheap these days...… Take those 2 kids skiing (well they like snowboarding)….. 3x70 (lift tickets)=210+(if you rent) 90 or so= 300 + (food) 45= 350...….. adds up.
I hear you, but no way would I ever entertain the idea of paying that for skiing. We are kinda on the poor side of Alabama. Throw in the motel cost too. Hay you kids here is a big piece of cardboard go slide down that leafy hill. lol!
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Old 12-24-2020, 11:18 AM
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Hi Guys,

hebes405 I'm with you on price, but it's just the way things are now!

I'm sure there is a govt. fund some were out there providing money for coloring books, crayons including shipping costs. For stressed out collage students & other affected people out there!

How many millions or $ of the proposed trillion $ Virus relief bill will go to the CMP? The news mentioned there are millions on cash in it -for winery's & gecko animal research! I have not read all of it yet!

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Old 02-13-2021, 11:53 AM
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Forty bucks to shoot my gun. That's an outrage!

That means I have go without a bottle of fine scotch this year. Or worst I would have cut back from four boxes of .30-40 Krag ammo back to two boxes. Gee Whiz! I might have to walk a mile to the local piggly wiggly so I don't have to pay for an extra tank of gasoline.

Then there is the female humanoid in my dreary life. She would have cook a couple extra meals instead of being served on days like her birthday or Saint Valentine's Day.
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Old 02-15-2021, 12:17 PM
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Folks, get out there and shoot. Someday we all will be unable physically to
shoot in competition. Throwing away memories or stories that you could of
told your children or grand-kids is not worth paying a little extra competition
fees. Get out there and make memories while you still can....

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Old 02-19-2021, 07:09 PM
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Sure, things aren't cheap these days...… Take those 2 kids skiing (well they like snowboarding)….. 3x70 (lift tickets)=210+(if you rent) 90 or so= 300 + (food) 45= 350...….. adds up.
Lift Ticket tomorrow at Vail: $219 Oh My!!

I can almost drive to Perry from Minnesota, shoot, stay over night and drive home for that .

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Old 02-23-2021, 01:11 PM
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Folks, get out there and shoot. Someday we all will be unable physically to
shoot in competition. Throwing away memories or stories that you could of
told your children or grand-kids is not worth paying a little extra competition
fees. Get out there and make memories while you still can....

Siefly
That's wisdom right there.

I am pushing the boundaries of "marital bliss" by competing in more and MORE matches each year.

If I have a "death bed", I will be smiling. And flipping through my data book to see what I can improve...
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