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 Post subject: Re: dallas gun club
PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2020 6:24 pm 
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It's amazing...Texas being so gun-friendly and a relatively cheap place to live, I never would've expected the crazy prices folks are charging for a round of clays down there.


What do you think a round of clays should cost?


Well, at one of the clubs I shoot at in central VA, it's $3.50/25 targets, and at the other, it's $3.00/25 targets. Raw price for 25 White Flyer skeet/trap targets is right around $2.25 delivered around here. Club membership is in the $100-200/yr range for both of the clubs. Neither one has a staffed dining room or a bar, but I have access to nice skeet and trap facilities and two really nice SC courses, and it doesn't break the bank to shoot - a lot!

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$12 for a 100 round sporting clays? You’re losing money big time.




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 Post subject: Re: dallas gun club
PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2020 9:31 pm 
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drawdc wrote:
mpolans wrote:
It's amazing...Texas being so gun-friendly and a relatively cheap place to live, I never would've expected the crazy prices folks are charging for a round of clays down there.


What do you think a round of clays should cost?

At Bull Run Shooting Center, a county-run facility in northern Virginia, skeet/trap/wobble trap are $6.25/round, or 10-round card for $60.00. 5-Stand is $8/round, or 10-round card for $76.00. Sporting clays (50-birds, plus a bunch of extra for show birds) is $23/round, with more discounts for 5- and 10-rounds.

At Prince George's County Trap and Skeet is another county-run facility in Glendale, MD, a round of skeet/trap/wobble/bunker is $6/round, with a 10-round book for $50. 5-Stand is $6.50/round, or 10-round card for $55.00. Sporting clays (50-birds, plus a bunch of extra for show birds) is $22/round, with 10-rounds for $200.

Both of these are open to the public, no membership fees. The private places around here are even cheaper for members.


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 Post subject: Re: dallas gun club
PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2020 9:53 pm 
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$22 to $23 per 50 targets in sporting clays is no bargain. $45 per 100 is the going rate most places in Texas. Private clubs are cheaper but have dues.


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 Post subject: Re: dallas gun club
PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 2020 11:02 am 
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drawdc wrote:
$22 to $23 per 50 targets in sporting clays is no bargain. $45 per 100 is the going rate most places in Texas. Private clubs are cheaper but have dues.

With the all the extra birds for "show" it comes out to a bit more. For example, at Bull Run, the Sporting clays 5-round discount is around $90, for which I think you 400 birds loaded on to your cards.
Still can't believe folks are paying $8-10/round for trap and skeet in TX.


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 Post subject: Re: dallas gun club
PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 2020 2:18 pm 
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mpolans wrote:
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$22 to $23 per 50 targets in sporting clays is no bargain. $45 per 100 is the going rate most places in Texas. Private clubs are cheaper but have dues.

With the all the extra birds for "show" it comes out to a bit more. For example, at Bull Run, the Sporting clays 5-round discount is around $90, for which I think you 400 birds loaded on to your cards.
Still can't believe folks are paying $8-10/round for trap and skeet in TX.


Your numbers keep changing. $90 for 400 birds is $22.50 per 100, not per 50. If that is true, they are losing money. A 10%+ allowance for shows and broken birds is standard.

I paid $5.00 per round of skeet in Houston buying a 20 round card at a public range. $4.50 to $5.00 is normal at private clubs. There are so few trap shooters here it really isn't relevant. They can't charge enough to recoup the cost of the field with no one using it.


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 Post subject: Re: dallas gun club
PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 2020 3:19 pm 
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What do you think a round of clays should cost?[/quote]

Well, at one of the clubs I shoot at in central VA, it's $3.50/25 targets, and at the other, it's $3.00/25 targets. Raw price for 25 White Flyer skeet/trap targets is right around $2.25 delivered around here. Club membership is in the $100-200/yr range for both of the clubs. Neither one has a staffed dining room or a bar, but I have access to nice skeet and trap facilities and two really nice SC courses, and it doesn't break the bank to shoot - a lot!

geo[/quote]

$12 for a 100 round sporting clays? You’re losing money big time.[/quote]

You're right. I checked today and it's really $14/100 for sporting clays - for members. I don't know what the guest charges are.

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 Post subject: Re: dallas gun club
PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 2020 3:32 pm 
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goodemachine wrote:
What do you think a round of clays should cost?


Well, at one of the clubs I shoot at in central VA, it's $3.50/25 targets, and at the other, it's $3.00/25 targets. Raw price for 25 White Flyer skeet/trap targets is right around $2.25 delivered around here. Club membership is in the $100-200/yr range for both of the clubs. Neither one has a staffed dining room or a bar, but I have access to nice skeet and trap facilities and two really nice SC courses, and it doesn't break the bank to shoot - a lot!

geo[/quote]

$12 for a 100 round sporting clays? You’re losing money big time.[/quote]

You're right. I checked today and it's really $14/100 for sporting clays - for members. I don't know what the guest charges are.

geo[/quote]

What club? I work with a guy that has shot a lot in Virginia.


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 Post subject: Re: dallas gun club
PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2020 4:04 pm 
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Dallas Gun Club now is $8,000-8,500 initiation fee and $130 bucks a month or buy a membership from a member.

A number of members are bailing out and you can get some of those memberships for the transfer fee of I think $3,000. They used to charge $200 to transfer a membership, but they have now gone up to $3,000 since they opened up the membership to 1,000 members and they want those memberships to be sold first.




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