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Old 11-12-2003, 06:34 PM
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I keep hearing how "expensive" shooting bechrest is. Don't get me wrong. It's not as cheap as oh say jogging, but it's something within most people grasps.

I think you can buy reasonably competitive used equipment for around $2000.

My brother-in-law snowmobiles. That's $6,000 just for the sled. Then add in the extras such as a trailer, clothes, gas, etc. Don't forget a sled for the wife too! That hobby makes benchrest shooting look pretty cheap. I have friends that fly R/C helicopters at $1,000 a peice. Most of them own more than 1 or 2. I have friends that spend $3,000 on a big screen TV. I know plenty of people who have more than $2000 worth of baseball cards (that hobby I just don't get). You get the picture. There are a lot of hobbies that you can spend $2000 on.

The point is that the costs involved make the sport available to most people.
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