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Factory Shells vs Reloading

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by skeeljc, Dec 17, 2007.

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  1. skeeljc

    skeeljc Supporting Vendor Supporting Vendor

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    What price for a bag of shot would cause you to switch between reloading and purchasing factory shells?

    Personally anything north of $30.00 causes me to shop for factory shells. I prefer light loads (1 oz @ 1150 fps) but they are hard to find in the promotional shell offerings.

    Jim Skeel
     
  2. panthers314

    panthers314 TS Member

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    Gun Clubs at Dicks 4.78/bx in cs lots, #8,1-1/8oz 1145fps
     
  3. alfermann66

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    Even at $30 per 25 lbs. my cost to load a box of 1 1/8 is $3.60. With my home made shot it's $2.11.

    Buz
     
  4. BDodd

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    Regardless of costs, I completely favor my custom, hand crafted loads. I guess if I couldn't afford to load then I couldn't afford to shoot.....breakemall....Bob Dodd
     
  5. Shooting Coach

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    What Bob Dodd said! I can load ammo that I cannot buy. I can load better ammo than I can buy, and most importantly, I have more confidence in ammo I load!
     
  6. CharlesR1100

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    My reloads cost $4.61 US per box. So if I can buy factory new for less, I do.
     
  7. mirage1

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    I agree with Bob and the Coach I prefer my 1 oz sts loads with 8's and
    16.9 of clays.
     
  8. ffwildcat

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    If I find promo shells between $4.50 -$5.00 per box then I like to keep a flat or three of those around for registered singles but I still prefer to shoot my reloads at $2.80 - $4.00 per box for virtally everything else. I have 3 different recipes I load - an international load for my son's bunker practice, a 1oz load for singles, doubles and (gasp) skeet and a 1 1/8 handicap/sporting load for when i need a boomer. I really like my hand loads. Cost is only one factor in the decision tree.
     
  9. halfmile

    halfmile Well-Known Member

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    Too much wankin' there, buddy.

    Check the chart on the Santa thread.

    HM
     
  10. MXSHOOTER

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    I quit loading when shoot hit $16.00
     
  11. KEYBEAR

    KEYBEAR Active Member

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    If you don,t have your NEW shells bought now for next year your SOL . Yes new shells will be going up (alot). I have new shells bought for next year and the year after that .
     
  12. lytnin1

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    I have just heard a rumour that the Melbourne Gun Club [ here in OZ ] is selling shot for AU$ 92.50 for a 10kg [22lb] bag NOW that really tears the crutch outa ya nightee !!!
     
  13. Old Cowboy

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    Depends, not only on the price of shot but also on the price of new factory shells. When shot went to $45 a bag and Wal-Mart was still selling STSs & Nitros at $5.98 a box--------it was time to stock up on new shells. Now that they went up to $7.50 a box, next summer when shot'll be back down to $30 a bag--------I'll crank up the 9000G again.

    John C. Saubak
     
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