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Cheapest Ammo

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by 1100 classic trap shooter, Feb 5, 2008.

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  1. 1100 classic trap shooter

    1100 classic trap shooter TS Member

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    What is the cheapest trap ammo out now and were is it available?
     
  2. Ahab

    Ahab Well-Known Member

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    On your reloading bench!
     
  3. Shooting Coach

    Shooting Coach Well-Known Member

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    What AHAB said. When shot first went up, I "refreshed" my well worn Mec 9000's for like new ones for $150 each from folks who did not think about the long term. When ammo caught up, I sold my old presses for $250 each. This allowed updates to the new primer tray and components. ;^)

    As I have said, time and time again, I can load ammo I cannot buy, and have more faith in my ammo than factory. This IS a mental game. Superior gear does give an edge.
     
  4. phirel

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    I agree with Shooting Coach. One can still reload premium shells for less than the cost of discount shells if reloading time is ignored. Because of time, I am still looking for a deal on 1-2 pallets of Centurion shells for practice, doubles and singles.

    Pat Ireland
     
  5. grnberetcj

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    Just bought 80 bags at $38.00.....that equates to $25.33 per flat w/o adding the costs of primers, wads and hulls.

    The above posters are correct...reloading has now become the conservative way to fly.

    Curt - Delaware
     
  6. Baber

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    I agree... its back to pulling the handle... I load 7/8 oz for Olympic Trap and have determines that as a general rule the cost to reload a flat is about the cost of the bag of shot.... If the shot cost $38 a bag then the flat will cost you $38 to reload. Now this is just a 'rule of thumb'. Considering that it now cost me something like $35-40 a bag/flat and it would cost me $56 a flat for Kemens then its back to reloading.

    TB
     
  7. ddrsuz

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    grnberetcj:
    where are you getting your shot, I was just contacted by our club member who monitors reloading supplies and he is having a tough time finding a source for shot. If anyone had any ideas, we are real interested. We are on the California coast. May have to start a thread on this
    thanx

    Dennis
     
  8. grnberetcj

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    Dennis,

    We obtain our supplies from a distributor in PA. Besides shot the company can supply almost any brand of shells.

    Curt
     
  9. mike moncilovich

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    Hey Curt, I was at CAC today (2-6-08) and got some stuuf and came home and calulated the cost per box of 1 1/8 0z. loads, $4.67. Brand name primers, wads and powder have also taken dramatic jump in prices since 1-1-08... Mike
     
  10. al391claybuster

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    ddrsuz, connies can get you shot shipped to your front door for $39.99 a bag, 2 bag min. If you pick it up from them in Washington, it $29.99 for 80 bags min, $30.99 for 40 bags min, and $31.99 per bag. I can't believe people are desperate enough to pay $55 for a bag of shot on Ebay, then pay the $12 shipping for a total of $67 for 25lbs of #5 shot. Thanks David
     
  11. nipper

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    The least expensive is a reload, just visited Jims place in person, "the best shotmaker" and i am very impressed with his quality and products espically his black max model, i just bought 6 bags of homemade shot at 27.00 a bag,if there is somewhere else i can buy factory for less please let me know.

    Bill
     
  12. Shooting Coach

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    I used the 24 gram load back when folks asked "why?" I have shot Bunker for years, and know what the Intl' load will do. Now, fellow shooters want to know my recipes!
     
  13. Inspector 12

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    I have been buying Remington Gun Clubs for $40 a flat. Just picked up three flats last night, had a couple of rain checks from a sale. Sale price on them has risen to $50 a flat though since the first of the year though so may have to consider digging the MEC 9000 out.

    Shot cost here is $39.99 a bag at Bi Mart.
     
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