Originally Posted by Hal
I stand on the $15/50 side of the fence as being the better choice for perfect practice. When something is more expensive to use - the added cost of the item makes a person tend to pay attention more to how they use it.
That logic works until you start factoring in other costs....gas prices, range fees, finding time, etc. Then it become a question of "Is it worth it?".....and most new shooters will say "No".
Also, how much will someone improve over the course of 50 rounds? Even the best instructors have a 250-500 round minimum for even basic training. Perfect practice may make perfect, but any practice is better than none. And the affordability of .22lr ammo makes practice more likely.
53rdcard: Well said, sir.