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I reloaded my last bag of $15 shot today

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by short shucker, Sep 26, 2011.

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  1. short shucker

    short shucker TS Member

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    I finally loaded my last bag of $15 shot today. I have 5 flats 1 1/8oz, 7 flats of 1oz shells, and 5 flats of 7/8oz at the ready. I'm not sure what I'll do once the ammo runs out. At what componets cost today, I'd be spending nearly $5 a box to reload my own.

    ss
     
  2. Steve W

    Steve W Well-Known Member

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    I still have some of the $11.50 bags in my storage, I haven't reload for a few years since I bought 80 cases of Kemen shells @$30~35 per case.

    The only reason I reload is for the 7/8 oz loads. Hard to come by at reasonable prices.
     
  3. foghorn220

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    Yeah I have almost a ton of the 11.50 dollar shot but I haven't reloaded for many years also haven't fired a shott in over 3 years.

    Foggy
     
  4. reddeath

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    YOU LUCKY BAST***S!!!!! Me and my son shoot and I have talked two of his friends into shooting as well. His friends buy shells from me insted of buying them, I charge $5 a box. that is almost what it costs me to re-load. Now, imagine having to provide shells for 4 shooters with shot up to $35.00 a bag, you can imagine how much re-loading I do and how much money I spend. This week I re-loaded 2,400 rounds. And I still have about 4,000 yet to re-load. I would kill for $11.50 or even $15.00 bags of shot. I know I should not complain in total we have brought at lest 10 youngsters into the sport. I am doing my best to make sure the sport lives on after I am gone.
     
  5. Dr.Longshot

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    Shortshucker welcome to the Obama world, you can now contribute to his world.


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  6. RunGunIPSC

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    Well I still have 3-4 bags of $12 shot & about 8 of the $15 left. I go thru 6-10 bags a yr now that I do registered skeet. Just lucked into 6 bags of 9(skeet)for $25. Yup the days of walking into a pawn shop & finding 4 bags of 7 1/2 Lawerence @ $10 a bag lying on the floor are over.
     
  7. b12

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    You people voted for all of this so don't bitch. And if you didn't vote at all then don't bitch at all.

    If you don't want to loose it all then you better spread the word and wake up sleepers who think the other guy will lookout for the better. Wild Bill
     
  8. grntitan

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    "You people voted for all of this so don't bitch"

    What??? Thats a pretty cut-throat statement. Where did you get your info? I gotta hear this one.

    I know i didn't vote for the POS and don't personally know anybody who did. I think you should Speak for yourself..........
     
  9. grnberetcj

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    Boobus Americana voted this present trash into office and except for a few of urinal cake eaters that attempt to invade this site, no one on this forum voted for the idiots in D.C.

    Curt

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  10. ishtdasharif

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    Amen brother!!!!!
     
  11. k1200ltc509

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    Foggy, Im pretty much living in Christian County now. Building is done, utilities are in! Want to get together and shoot? We need to tip one for PBB! I had the gift of meeting him and hanging out at the Grand. Just a fine fellow. Let me know, Rick gibbs
     
  12. wolfram

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    Didn't realize the price of lead was a political issue associated with BO.
     
  13. SeldomShoots

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    I'm with wolfram on this. The price of lead started going up from $12.50/$12.75 per bag in April, 2004. Thats the last time my friends and I were able to buy 3 and 1/2 tons at that price. As I recall it was in the $30.00s under Bush, but that wasn't his fault. Demand for lead and other metals has driven the price up and once its up, it doesn't come down nearly as fast as it rises.

    This is just a guess and pure speculation, but if all shotgun sports would cease (no purchases of shot or shells made) for 1 full year, I can't help but think the price of lead would come down drastically. However, as long as we keep buying at $35.00 to $38.00 per bag, the price will not come down.

    John E.
     
  14. wolfram

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    I think the shooting sports are minor players on the lead market, batteries and nuclear reactor sheilding are the big consumers.

    But the price increases aren't exclusive to lead, the story is about the same for all industrial metals and for the same reasons -the cost of fuel and labor plus high demand from industrializing nations.
     
  15. Jeff P

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    wolf, I agree...

    Shotgun sports can't be but a pimple on a bulls butt compared to the industrial uses - especially after you subtract out all the reclaimed and re-dropped and recycled shot.

    Saw on another thread that lead was $.86/lb ( i think)...well, that makes the raw cost of a bag of shot $21.50.

    so once you buy the lead from the mine...you have to ship it to your tower, melt it (lots of energy there), drop it, cool it, bag it, pallet it, and ship it to the retailer. Plus make a profit on that.

    The retailer has to pay labor to stock it, ring it up, and the overhead for the facility. And make a profit on it.

    If you can buy shot today for $36 (I paid that in June)...I'd sure HATE to do all that for $14.50 - the gross profit available after you bought the raw lead.

    Seems like doing all that for $14.50 would make for some pretty thin soup....
     
  16. Jeff P

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    when you consider what has to be done to get the damn stuff out of the ground, eighty six cents a pound seems CHEAP, too....

    I guess, on reflection, maybe we should be thankful its not double!
     
  17. 1oldtimer

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    Lead shot accounts for less than 10% of the total lead used around the world. Clyde
     
  18. mike campbell

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    I shoot 1.5 bags /week. At $38/bag, I'm still loading for well under $4/box. At $50/bag, I'll still be happily loading for $5/box. With the money I just saved by switching oil suppliers for the coming heating season, I can buy another 30 bags or so.
     
  19. wolfram

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    I'm one of those SOBs that has gone over to the darkside of factory loaded ammo. I always thoght I would be the last goof ball pulling the handle on a shotshell loader - it is something I had done since I was a teen-ager.

    I still have all the stuff including a few bags of shot but my last 40 flats of ammo have all been factory loaded Estates. Man is it a great feeling to just crack that action open and let those hulls fly. No messing around with hulls and hunting for deals on powder, primers, shot ... Just order the stuff, write a check and shoot it. Beautiful.....

    But never say never - I will probably go back to rolling my own again when the prices on the factory stuff go way beyond my component prices.
     
  20. foghorn220

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    Rick gibbs

    Ok Im not on here very often but you are only 50 miles away so send me an email sometimes and we will hook up you might have to show me how to shoot again since it has been over 3 years since I even looked at my guns.

    Might have to take a wire brush to scrape the rust away have you shot at the Christian co gun club yet if not then they used to shoot every saturday night plus maybe thursady evening ok this was from a while back but I can find out from friends.

    Fogy
     
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