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Lead Prices

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by Cray, May 21, 2008.

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  1. Cray

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    As of 9:15 this a:m, lead is at $0.9638/lb. Finally heading in the right direction! Probably won't see "reasonable" price on a bag of shot until next spring---I hope. Cray
     
  2. Mr Newbius©

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    You will most likely never see reasonably priced shot or shot shells again.

    Once prices are up they never drop to what they had been in the past no matter what the raw cost of it all is.
     
  3. oleolliedawg

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    I guess Federal doesn't care enough about trapshooters to continue selling shells to us at a loss. Better stock up on the remaining Estates as their done after Aug.1st!!
     
  4. mike moncilovich

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    Several months ago I made a comment about shot, other components and new shells. I stated that shot should come down as history has shown, but new shells, primers, wads and powder won't, even if copper and brass come down. Corperate greed does not allow for savings to be passed on to customers.Only if they have to eat their product will prices fall "sometimes". See, if they made 30% on an item and now sold it for 20% mark-up, they lost money under the corperate accounting and tax codes. Then wall street would not be happy and their stock value decrease...Mike
     
  5. Beretta687EELL

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    IMHO The off brand shells will force the main North American shell manufacturers to lower prices (or come out with a cheap line) as they did about 4 or 5 years ago. The Super Targets, Top Guns and Gun Clubs were brought out to counter the massive loss in market share that the Big Three had lost to the guys making the cheaper shells. People will also start taking the dust covers off their loaders. Bill Malcolm
     
  6. Mr Newbius©

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    When the shot manufactures see that the shell manufactures are not really lowering there prices they will also keep there prices high and it will also be time for them to make a much better profit as well.

    The off brand shells that supposedly forced North American manufacturers to lower prices will only be cheap when the value of our dollar on the international exchange turns around and once again has purchasing power but until then those off brand shells will be as expensive or more than the big 3.
     
  7. Barrelbulge(Fl)

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    Lead may be at .98 cents a pound but the scrap dealers only want to pay .25 to .45 cents a pound. Mike
     
  8. bocephus

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    Mengwe, so you would pay 98 cents per pound for scrap lead, clean it, melt it down, make ingots of pure lead out of the scrap you paid 98 cents per pound, and sell it for 98 cents per pound?

    Sounds like you don't believe anyone should make a profit or even get paid for their labor, by chance are you related to trappy?

    BTW lead is at .9139 today

    Have a nice day :)
     
  9. Barrelbulge(Fl)

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    Bo, i took 400 lbs. to the scrapyard today. Got .45 cents per pound.Had no problem with the .45. The point you are making is the one i've been saying all along on some of these posts. I keep seeing posts about the price of lead. Example someone made the statement that lead is .99 per pound thats $25 per bag. I asked the same question that you stated. If it is $25 per bag these people that post here are not taking into consideration the smelting, the pouring, and the profit.Just because lead is .99 cents that in no way means shot is going to sell for $25 per bag. Been in sales most of my working career. Commissioned, based on profit. I have no problem with mark up on any product. It's required, unless you're non profit.Please don't compare me to Trappy. That is cruel. Mike
     
  10. 686

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    MENGWE i am not trying to be mean, but if you think shot is to high, think about that 400 lbs you sold. it left the shooting sport to never return. now our sport is out 16 bags of shot. there are people that cast bullets and make shot that wouls have paid you that much or more. look at ebay, .95-1.25 per lb. just my 2cents about high shot and lead prices. and i cast my own. thanks
     
  11. Barrelbulge(Fl)

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    686, If you want the next 400 pounds i will sell it to you. You make the shipping arrangements. I did not know our sport was tryimg to get a monopoly on lead. I haven't reloaded in quite a few years, i buy new now.

    The lead that i get is obtained free. When i cash it in I give half the money to my wife to use at the casino. As long as she has her play money she never complains about me buying another gun.

    I didn't take your post as a "mean way". I get your point, but it's easier to drive to the scrap yard than it is to pack it up and ship it. I tried to make a deal with someone fairly local. He wanted 75% of the lead it does not pay that way. At 400 pounds i would have gotten 4 bags. At $40 a bag i get a lot more from the scrap dealer. Mike
     
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