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Buying shot

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by esoxhunter, Mar 2, 2011.

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  1. esoxhunter

    esoxhunter Well-Known Member

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    I am thinking about buying at least 30 bags of shot at $35 per bag (tax included). I have enough shot to last through the better part of 2012. I guess it's a "crap shoot"; due to lead being a commodity and the price fluctuates. My thinking is that with the price of fuel escalating along with China's usage of lead, it might be wise to buy. Thoughts?? Thanks. Ed
     
  2. DecalDude

    DecalDude Active Member

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    You never know with the economy headed the way it is you may need that shot to protect your gas!!

    Honestly it may go down but it may not and if you can afford it I would,next time it goes up youll be happy.if it goes down buy more.


    Jerry
     
  3. senior smoke

    senior smoke Well-Known Member

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    I found a guy in my area who is making shot from wheel weights. I paid $15.00 for a plastic milk jug of his shot. I did not notice any difference this past weekend when I used it.
    Steve Balistreri
     
  4. capvan

    capvan Active Member

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    Well, my crystal ball says shot will never, never, go below $30 a bag and will probably approach $50 everywhere. Reloading will still be popular since factory shells will also go up..

    You heard it here first.

    cap
     
  5. WTW

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    Shot was $33.95 at Shyda's today plus tax. 03/02/11

    Ted
     
  6. BILL GRILL

    BILL GRILL Well-Known Member

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    If I had enough shot to get thru 2012, I would not be buying any shot. You know it is going down by then!
     
  7. dverna

    dverna Active Member

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    I have a two-three year supply and will buy again when the price drops to $30 or so. I try to keep a 2-4 year supply to ride out market fluctuations. My current average price is about $26/bag. It will require a hefty investment upfront but you will not lose money buying near market lows.

    You should also buy factory shells when they have the $2/box rebates and stock up during sales for Top Guns and Gun Clubs.

    These strategies will keep shooting at affordable as possible.

    Don Verna
     
  8. jim nikson

    jim nikson TS Member

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    Are you in the Southeast area of Wisconsin?
    If so I would like to know where to buy the shot
    in the plastic milk jug.
     
  9. cubancigar2000

    cubancigar2000 Well-Known Member

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    Just bought a ton for $24 a bag picked up, no tax ( reclaimed and remanufactured)
     
  10. Ifitfliesitdies

    Ifitfliesitdies Member

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    Sr Smoke Steve,

    What area are you in?

    Thanks,
    Tom
     
  11. Mark425

    Mark425 TS Member

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    hey...prices only go up. May drop down a bit momentarily on its way to higher prices. IMO...Stock up on the tiniest dips.
     
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