This economy has me being a cheapskate. I've picked up a couple of BB guns and I'm going to try those for my shooting fix. I was really pleased by a Crosman Powermaster 66 kit that I picked up. It came with targets, shooting glasses, a scope, and ammunition, and the airgun for less than $50.
Here are some other tips that I put together for shooters trying to save money in this economy:
I shoot .22LR for cheap shooting.
Also 12ga. shotgun shells, although they just went up (hunting season) I can pickup 100 shells (Federal or Winchester) for 22 bucks. Just recently at the local range the owner was selling boxes of 25 count of 12ga. & 20ga. for $3.50 per box. I stocked up to say the least.
I am enjoying a used pellet gun i got this year. It is cheap to shoot, and i can shoot in my backyard without bothering anyone or getting the cops called on me (HUGE +). I also hate crapping in the woods, so shooting from the back porch can be handy.
I Have a crossman BB/pellet and a Gamo hunter pellet both in .177(+1 on the shooting in city limits and poopin' inside) and a wrist rocket (not really legal in NY but ....) and shoot the 22 some also.I leave the larger sizes for when we get a bunch of guys together out in the country and make a day of it.VIVA LA SHOOTFEST!!!!!!
Tact;The ability to tell a man to go to he11 and make him feel happy to be on his way.
Hey Brick, You gotta be kidding me.. Wrist rockets not legal in NY ?..
That's even worse than Commiefornia..
My vote is still with slingshot ! Glass marbles make great ammo. Pachinko balls. Even ball bearings out of C.V. joints. Forget the rocks ! They have a tendancy to curve. Kinda' like shooting a cheap paintball rifle..