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New reloading costs!!!!

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  1. shot410ga

    shot410ga Well-Known Member

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    I just bought new componets for reloading. My new cost to reload (16 yard) 1oz shells is $5.02 per 25. Cost to load handycap 1 1/8 oz is $5.69 per 25. About the same price as cheepies at Wally World. But some $3.12 - $2.45 less than AA's or STS per box. Now to shoot my regular 50 singles and 100 handycap the cost is $32.80 + 6 rounds @ $4.00 ec. ($24.00) = $56.80 plus $6.00 for gas. 1/2 of a day shooting trap equals $62.80.


    Golf costs that much or more. So even at these costs I guess I'll keep on keep'in on, shoot'in that is.............. OH! I love the smell of gun powder in the morning.
     
  2. shot410ga

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  3. alpine

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    I'm still at $2.65 a box. Still working on that ton of 8s and ton of 7.5s. I did break down and buy some more primers and powder, but with my discount at Sportsman Warehouse I'm still at $2.65 a box.
     
  4. BDodd

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    And, no matter the cost, how would the cost compare to custom loads to your specifications made by someone else? You know, the ones you are so confident it.....Bob Dodd
     
  5. shot410ga

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    BDodd: I have tried many many loads over the years, as well as just about every new shell ever sold. I'm convinced I have discovered the perfect loads for my gun, and shooting style. My reloads, for me are perfect. If I have to use new shells, I shoot AA 3 Dram 7.5's on the back line, and STS 8's on the 16. I will continue to reload those PERFECT shells, until I find another PERFECT replacement.
     
  6. BDodd

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    Exactly my point shot410ga!....Bob Dodd
     
  7. dverna

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    I will stop reloading when I stop shooting.

    I have always preferred my own loads in every gun game I play (except rim-fire competition of course).

    I have never saved any money - I just shoot more for the same $$$. My "fun quotient" (shots/dollar) is thusly optimized.

    Don
     
  8. oz

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    point::: golf has always been more expensive than shooting. oz
     
  9. alpine

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    The local Sportsman Warehouse gives away discount coupons at the local shoots. You go to the local shoots and get the coupons.
     
  10. shot410ga

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  11. maclellan1911

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    It will never pay to reload, at current componant cost (remington) Im running about 1.25 cheaper per box. I only reload on rainy days I normally would be shooting. You can save over STS loads by useing non factory componants. bulk perchasing helps also
     
  12. pendennis

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    I just ran the numbers with new component costs in my spreadsheet.

    Reload costs = $.1791/round = $4.48/box
    Red Dot - 17.5gr/round, WW209 primer, Claybuster 1 1/8oz wad.
    Hulls not counted, neither is cost of MEC9000G reloader, since hulls are "free", and the reloading press cost is less than $.004/round.

    Loaded Ammunition
    STS = $.308/round = $7.70/box
    Gun Club = $.228/round = $5.70/box

    The above are prices quoted for components and ammo at Dawson Enterprises. Dawson seems to represent the average cost in the Ohio/midwest area.

    Best,
    Dennis
     
  13. Ken X

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    If you buy in large quantities at the Ohio State shoot you can get components
    much cheaper! If I had to buy shot at $40 a bag (which I don't since the next shipments in will be at $30 at Vienna) a 1oz.load will cost me $4 a box and
    1 1/8 will cost $4.40 a box. If you are not buying in large quanitities and someplace like a big shoot where there is competition between dealers, you are not buying at a good price!


















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  14. coyote hunter

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    KenX Give us more details of the $30.00 club buy on shot?? Is is coming into Vienna Fish and game in Ohio. Is it availble to club members only? When will it be in? What brand? How much can we each buy? tell us more...How much to become a club memeber? details, give us details???
     
  15. phirel

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    I would like to buy several tons of good shot at $30 a bag. I will arrange with another club member to have the truck back up to a loading dock and unload the shot with a lift. We can empty the truck in 15 minutes. That will allow us to unload several trucks in one day. If I can do that, I will have a lot of shot for sale at $35 a bag. If anyone is interested in buying some from me at $35 (assuming I can get it) let me know. My supply would not last long.

    Pat Ireland
     
  16. Trap4

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    Ken, $30.00 a bag, must be reclaimed shot.

    Trap-4
     
  17. culverken

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    I reload steel #7 in gun club hulls for $4.20 a box. I use tightwad powder, federal wads, and sts primers.

    Ken
     
  18. BRGII

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    Still loading on $14.00 shot, and $8.50 lb powder, 1 cent wads, and 78 dollar a sleeve F616. Should have enough for 60,000 rds. I feel like a millionaire. BRGII
     
  19. shot410ga

    shot410ga Well-Known Member

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    BRGII You're not living in todays real world. My latest costs include shot at $46.95 a bag + tax. Which equals 12+ cents in shot per shell. Everything else cost 8 cents. That's the real world.
     
  20. BRGII

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    I sure thought I was living in the real world. Maybe I'm in heaven. LOL BRGII

    By the way, just filled my desiel tanks, 900 gals. $3.63 per gal. Now that's the real world.
     
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