Not all of us are sponsored and get ammo/brass free or discounted.
I agree with Rob on this one. I'm neither sponsored nor even in the PRS, as I do not have the time available to hit more than one or two major matches each year and pretty much just shoot local matches otherwise. Even at our local matches, which are low key with plenty of time to pick up brass, I rarely come home with all of my brass. Between tall grass or odd obstacles with nooks and crannies where brass hides, there are always some pieces that just don't get found. Unless we were to give every shooter an additional 3-5 minutes to find those elusive pieces of brass, that's just how it is.Nothing to do with my comment and I stand by my statement. Been shooting these matches well before any sponsorships and will after they go away. Don't try and muddy the water with the old Us vs Them argument as it doesn't hold water.
I really give kudos to those guys that can (or say they do) find every piece that they shot and came with. It takes a special talent...or something, that most don't really have. I'm not going to spend extra minutes scavenging that last piece of brass when I can be focusing on the next stage, or helping out a new shooter in the squad. I truly do feel that if that is the main focus of your shooting, then perhaps you should be shooting BR or F-Class or some other style match that keeps you placed where your brass is easy to find.