10 rounds is a $2.00 difference. 100 rounds (which is obviously nothing) is a $20 difference. 300 rounds is a $60 difference! Usually when I go shooting once ever other year I typically run thru 300-500 rounds. How is that "not that big a difference"? I'm starting to think all of you are a heck of a lot richer then you make your selves out to be with the willingness to pay $1 ever 2 times you pull a trigger or to walk around with that monthly smartphone bill. LOL And you guys wonder how I have $1000 shocks on my rides, it's cause of things like that. $0.20 difference per round doesn't sound like much until you multiply it by a couple hundred or a couple thousand...
I dunno who you people are that just dump 500 rounds when you go shooting.
If I'm not shooting a couple hundred rounds why am I wasting my time shooting? If I'm going to go out and shoot I'm gonna go out and shoot. What do you just take like 20 rounds and call it a day or something? 200-300 rounds thru the pistol is just barely to the point of calling it fun! That's why I don't shoot hardly ever, it's too expensive.
I will go drop maybe 50 rounds through a pistol because pistols are boring. I'll practice drawing and firing from the holster just to keep my skills/comfort level up, but thats about it with a pistol. I dont own many pistols, and I only own 1 that is anything other than a practical carry pistol.
I prefer sitting back at a few hundred yards and doing some distance shooting with rifles. I've never been the type to take my ar out there, dump 200 rounds at some cans, and then go home. I'll go shooting for a few hours and only run 50 rounds or less through a rifle. When you're shooting the .45-70 at 200 yards, or the M1A at 500-600 yards, you're testing and honing skils with low volume shooting.
I am with you on this one Andrew I prefer more quality than quantity so I tend to take more time - though I understand where Khris is coming from, sometimes its just fun to run through some ammo to hear it go bang and see how accurate you can be with more rapid fire. That being said, I limit my "rapid fire" to rare occasions and .22 rounds to minimize the financial impact.
I think I've ran thru my pistol like 2 or 3 times when I first got it. Typically I'm putting every shot on target as best as I can, it's not like it takes very long to empty a magazine accurately, drop it, put the next one in, continue. Next thing you know 200-300 rounds are gone. That said, I'm still going thru a couple hundred rounds. I'm out there to actually hit something, not just hear the bang and spend money. I've got way better hobbies for that. I'll likely shoot kermit a couple times with a few hundred rounds each sitting and then let it collect dust or sell it, it's purely a novelty item in my eyes. If I was planning or expecting to actually go to war I'd probably have picked up something more practical like the BMG. The dude never showed up last night!!! Friggen Jerk!