Don't want to talk politics, but I do have a question regarding the ever tightening noose around our firearms interest.
Lately I have been pondering the ever rising costs of reloading components and in some cases the slow erosion of availability. In some cases, retailers have had restrictions or conditions placed on them that makes doing business in our hobby less profitable or more difficult due to administration overhead. I'm speaking generally in regard to the entire Country.
In thinking about the situation and it's impact on my shooting budget, I'm trying to come up with ideas to save money (use less powder, less lead, extend life of brass, etc.). Considering the difference in quantities of powder needed for some calibers, should I consider trading off "component hogs" and focusing on small bore and pistols? Example: 30-06 for 357 magnum rifle?? Single shot vs M1??
I would like to be able to pursue this interest for many more years; it seems a strategy may be needed to survive and still have fun.
Any thoughts, ideas? Just wondering what some of you are doing in this regard. BTW, I'm in Oregon.