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Just ran the Reloading Cost Calculator - WOW

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by eric, Jun 15, 2007.

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  1. eric

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    I plugged in my component costs and figured I was savings a whopping .79 cents per box over gun clubs locally ($4.40 with tax)and that price probably won't last very long. That is with shot at $24.84 with tax - and that price probably won't last long, either. Good thing I had primers, powder and wads at the "old" price or I probably would not be saving anything!

    Eric
     
  2. Shady Creek

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    Do you enjoy reloading ? I do. GOOD LUCK
     
  3. grnberetcj

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    Let's see where I am in this mess.....

    Cost of reloading 1 oz. shells per flat (250 rds.)........$40.00 +/-

    Cost of new Top Guns, 1 oz. per flat (250 rds.) ..........$40.30

    No much of a "savings", but being semi-old and somewhat frugal, I reload our practice shells and my handicap loads (1-1/8 @ 1250 fps). I figure I'm saving approx. $22.00 per flat on the handicap loads vs. the new premium shells.

    Curt - Delaware
     
  4. mrskeet410

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    I'm annoyed I shot up my $10.50 shot when I could buy Gun Clubs/Estates/Top Guns for $32. Should been shooting that new 12 gauge stuff and saving the shot for my .410 and 28 where I can really save some bucks.

    I ran the calcualtor last week too. I'll stop by the gun shop today. If he has any ammo for less that $40/flat, I'm buying.
     
  5. mrskeet410

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    An odd thing struck me when I ran the numbers. I'm saving $1 per box. That's what I saved in $1967 when I started. But actually new stuff was $40 a case then. 20 boxes in a case so $2 a box for the just introduced AA. I saved 50% and didn't buy supplies in quantity. I paid for my MEC 600Jr reloader with 2 cases of reloads, and then my Mec 650 with 4 cses.

    Where is break-even point on a Spolar today?
     
  6. eric

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    Lets see - New Spolar is $1450, hydraulics are $1040, loading table is $595, loader cover is $25, shipping would be about $200 for a total of $3200 or so. That would take me about 4000 boxes which is fine 'cause thats what I load on!!

    Eric
     
  7. FarmerD

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    Thats interesting as it only costs me 1.80 per box for 1 oz loads.

    Rex I @ $8.35 lb, N.W. Magnum shot @ $11.00 bag, Windjammer II wads $50 per 5000, and F616 primers @ $76 per 5000. Hulls are free and my time is my hobby. Richard
     
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    I have heard people claim that reloading is a therpy to them, mine is shooting them so I don't reload ... I guess, it is what it is ... WPT ... (YAC) ...
     
  9. Jennifer

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    Richard, I wish I could buy components at those prices! In 2000-2001, shot was going for about $15 a bag where I lived. $11.00/25# would have been a good deal then, even wholesale. Had I known things were going to go up 25-70% in just the space of one year, I would have bought much more quantity last year.

    I like reloading almost as much as shooting so I'll continue.

    Jennifer
     
  10. Jennifer

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    With what I have now, it costs me $2.76. I placed an order for primers and powder and with those new prices including the hazmat fee, etc. it will be $3.01. When I run out of my old supply of shot, it will jump up to around $4.51 if I get shot at $39.99 plus tax. And that's a light 7/8 oz load!

    Inflation and a devalued dollar are making life itself expensive!

    Jennifer
     
  11. FarmerD

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    Jennifer, I saw it coming and bought 3 Tons of shot, 50,000 primers, six 25 lb kegs of powder, and 10 cases of wads. Now it feels like I'm shooting free shells because the money is spent. LOL Richard
     
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