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Cost of shot

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by 1oldtimer, Oct 18, 2012.

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  1. 1oldtimer

    1oldtimer TS Member

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    I recently ran out of my $30.00 shot. Had to replace it with $37.99 + tax. How high does it have to go before you get to the quit shooting point? Or will you just shoot less. I am going to quit shooting registered and just shoot the games, with mostly 1 1/4 oz.# 6 shot. Every time I buy components,the price has increased. Where will it end?
    Clyde
     
  2. mtimney

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    I just paid $37/bag buying in bulk. The stores in New Hampshire run $40 to $44 a bag.

    I can still reload for under $5 a box. I realize that's not much better than what you can buy Remington Gun Clubs and other bargain shells for. But, I do think I'm getting a better shell by reloading.

    This sport has always been expensive, but it is getting even more so.
    Mark T
     
  3. schneep

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    Buy reclaimed shot for $ 1.05 lb
     
  4. BT-100dc

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    Gone are the days of cheap shot. It sucks. You're seeing the effects of cheap money. In August, 2012, the price of raw lead was approx. $1,900.00 metric ton (2205 lbs.). That's $22.54 per 25 lb. bag of shot just in raw lead prices. Every Quantitative Easing by the Federal Reserve drives increases in commodities; i.e., lead is a commodity and will continue to increase in price as the Fed prints more money. Food and healthcare will continue to increase in price also. Sounds like we could put much of the blame on our government because of our fiscal irresponsibilities. I will continue to shoot as I love the game. However, I won't be shooting 500 shells a week. BT100dc
     
  5. seymore/82

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    1-OldTimer, Rather than give up shooting try some other alternatives as suggested. Reclaimed shot at $1.05 a LB and shop around for componets for reloading at bulk rates. Use the cheaper factory shells or the Premiums with the Rebates. I will agree shooting 100 targets anywhere has esculated but what hasn't. AS Jeff says Break-M-All.
     
  6. Bama73

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    At our range we were told to expect shot to go up on the next shipments, and maybe again after that. I went ahead and ordered 20 bags at 40.00 per bag. It sucks no doubt, but still cheaper than buying premium shells which my reloads are the equivalent IMO.
     
  7. HTSmith

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    I stocked up on gunclubs and super targets from bass pro and Brownells at a cost of less that $5/box delivered to my door. As far as reloads, I've cut back to 7/8 oz and they are just fine for practice. An added benefit is they don't kick at all.
     
  8. hmb

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    Wise up trap shooters. Trap ranges should be designed with a shot recovery area. Clean shot can recovered and returned to the shooters at a redonable price. Ranges like this are already in use in Europe with great success. 90 percent of clean shot is recovered and sold back to the shooters at a bargain price.

    If you google international trap shooting in Italy you can get pictures of the setup. HMB
     
  9. shannon391

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    I agree,

    The shot curtain would be a good thing.
     
  10. capvan

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    I enjoy reloading just as much as shooting. Something to do on those cold, Vermont nights.

    We don't have any type of pay TV (cable, satellite) so we watch very little TV. No cell phones. So the cost of shooting for both my wife and myself is pretty reasonable compared to what we could be spending the $$ on.

    cap
     
  11. Bill Roberts

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    Eastern Washington State, West Coast $37.80.

    Bill
     
  12. Joen

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    HMB what is the website for the recovery system googled international trap shooting in Italy with no luck thanks
     
  13. hmb

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    Joen,

    issf-sports.org Go to mens double trap on the photoplayer and you can see pictures of the range. HMB
     
  14. slayer

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    The answer for me is to give Leadminer some business if I can ever get close enough to him. Bill
     
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    do anyone know where we could get the spec on a wall (high, distance from trap house Etc.) thanks
     
  16. lel4866

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    I just checked the average price of lead over the past 5 years. Unlike some claims here, it HAS NOT gone up substantially - varies from 80 cents/lb to $1.10 per pound. RIGHT NOW (well, Oct 25), the average of the 3 forward month futures contracts is 92 cents per pound.

    So there really has been no increase with respect to the US dollar. So, why the increase (from about $30/25 lbs to $40/25lbs)?
     
  17. Kevin Fleming

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    Energy to melt, package and transport it...

    It costs twice as much in fuel alone to ship as it did 4 years ago.
     
  18. CalvinMD

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    It would all be a lot easier to take if our incomes rose half as fast as the prices on everything..but thats not gonna happen sadly
     
  19. lel4866

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    Drill, baby, drill...
     
  20. Lawman214

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    I wish we had a source locally for reclaimed shot, but we don't. I've never used any reclaimed, but at less than 30 bucks a bag, I'd try some. I currently buy Lawrence Magnum at a club on a local Army base...$35 per bag, no tax.
     
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