Re: The cost of shooting
At this point it's more about getting something that shoots good or practicing. It's a hobbie. Everybody should have one or two.
See that the OP has spent around $1000 on powder alone in that time, he probably spent 3 or 4 times that amount on bullets, primers, brass, and other things. Not even going to count the cost of the guns on there.
Looking at it that way it's costing him somewhere around $1000 a year. I can think of a lot of other hobbies that cost a lot more than that.
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