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2006 Sales Totals-Hunting-Firearms #2

 
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Old 03-14-2008, 03:31 PM
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2006 Sales Totals-Hunting-Firearms #2

With all the tree huggers and anti this and that, I wouldn't have thought hunting and firearms would have climbed to #2?

2006 Sales: Athletic and Sports Equipment

1. Exercise - $5.22 billion
2. Hunting and firearms - $3.71 billion
3. Golf - $3.66 billion
4. Athletic goods team sales - $2.62 billion
5. Fishing tackle - $2.22 billion
6. Camping - $1.53 billion
7. Optics - $1.01 billion
8. Snow skiing - $615.0 million
9. Billiards / indoor games - $570.9 million
10. Tennis - $419.8 million
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Old 03-16-2008, 12:53 PM
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I have had several shop owners report that they are seeing an increase in sales in many shooting related activities, One thing that surprised me is the amount of sales paint ball and air soft are accounting for their numbers have soured over the last few years, maybe the younger generation is getting interested in firearms again graduating the real thing.
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