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Are these prices out of line?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by senior smoke, Sep 10, 2010.

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  1. senior smoke

    senior smoke Well-Known Member

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    Hello:
    Are these prices the norm, or are they to high? I started to reload again and this is what I was charged the other day.

    1 lb. of red dot powder =$18.95

    Federal primers $3.50 per 100

    Hard Magnum shot, size 7 1/2, $34.99 per bag

    Winchester AA 12 gauge wads $15.00 per bag of 500

    Steve Balistreri
     
  2. Jack Frost

    Jack Frost TS Member

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    all seems normal or slightly better than the prices I get on shot anyway, maybe a little pricey on the wads but I don't load winchester's so can't say for sure.

    J.F.
     
  3. wolfram

    wolfram Well-Known Member

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    Significantly lower than what I see in the retail stores for the smaller quantities.
     
  4. grntitan

    grntitan Well-Known Member

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    Primers are about average. The wads might be a couple bucks high. The shot is about $4 bucks high. This is according to the prices i just paid in my area a week and a half ago. Of course area to area prices vary. They are not terrible. My prices for mine were as followed straight from my ticket:

    2000-W209 Primers--$59.00

    6 bags Lawerence #8 shot--$186.00

    8lbs Green Dot--$98

    4 bags DownRange Fig 8----$28.00
     
  5. StonewallRacing

    StonewallRacing Well-Known Member

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    In those quantities, I don't think you did terrible. Shot is $3-4 high maybe.

    Only way to get it good is in case lots and 8lb jugs.

    SW
     
  6. mikkeeh

    mikkeeh Active Member

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    Steve: For those quantities those prices are about right. You'll find the onky way to save money is to buy in quantity. Currently I pay
    Win W209 28.00 per 1000
    DR XL-1 78.00 per 5000
    Promo 75.00 per 8lbs
    West Cst Mag 30.00 per 25lbs. Without the cost of hulls this come to about $3.55 per box.

    Your prices = about $5.00 per box.

    Hope this helps.
     
  7. timberfaller

    timberfaller Well-Known Member

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    Around normal.

    But out of line to say the least!

    Had the percentage of price increase been on something other then shooting products, there would have been a call for congressional investigation on price gouging! let alone the inflation factor!
     
  8. Bill D.

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    I just paid $26.99 for mag lead in PA
     
  9. Stl Flyn

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    Steve,

    I think you are located in SE Wisconsin correct?

    If so here is what I paid at Midwest Shooters Suppy.

    Win 209 5000@160.99
    Lawrence mag. shot 6 bags.@ $29.99ea.
    Claybuster wads fig. 8 3 bags@ 8.25ea.

    Jon
     
  10. senior smoke

    senior smoke Well-Known Member

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    Stl Flyn:
    I live in Wauwatosa, a suburb of Milwaukee. The place I purchased supplies from gets their supplies from Midwest or Recobs. I use to have a Mec Grabber years ago and started using walmart's Federal shells over ten to 15 years ago. Recently, I purchased a lee load all and I am having a blast with it. I only shoot one to two rounds a week since I got ill and that little reloader is perfect for the amount I now shoot. I have to admit I was shocked at the cost of reloading supplies from the time that I last reloaded shells. Most people make fun of the Lee reloader, but, it's durable, drops a consistint load of powder and shot. I also purchased their scale. That took time getting use to, but I now understand how it works. I use to reload PB powder years ago. Here was a load that was just devasting on targets. pb, hard 7 1/2's, brown Federal 12 s4 wad, Federal gold medal hull. I can't remember the amount of PB without looking at my records, I think it was around 21.3 of PB? Thanks for all your responses.
    Steve Balistreri
     
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