I've been watching a documentary film about the army.
As far as I understand, it tells you that the equipments they have are
very expensive, they can't use them in training very often. So they use
Here's a part that I don't understand;
" Tank rounds cost 1500 dollars each.
One commander put it this way, "every time a soldier fires a tank round during the training, it is the equivalent in dollars and cents of shooting a dining room table down range."
Does it mean if you actually fire, it costs 1500 dollars, but if you use simulator, it costs only the same price of a dining room table??
Also, does "down range" mean within a range??
I've looked for my dictionaries and searched through the internet, but
still don't understand.
Maybe there're some websites that explain clearly, but I can't find any.
Thank you very much for your kind explanation.
I didn't imagine a dining room table would cost that much, but
come to think of it, I might have seen some tables of that price range
at a furniture store.
And thank you for explaining "down range".
It's very difficult for me to understand prepositions.