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Price of cartridges ?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Brayburn, Feb 18, 2013.

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  1. Brayburn

    Brayburn TS Member

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    Can i ask how much are you paying for a box of 25 cartridges, and what price for a slab of 250 or case of a 1,000. Is there a lot of difference in price between the ordinary brands and the premium brands. A single box of 25 decent quality cartridges would be around £8.00/$12.40 over here in the UK with case of 1,000 being anywhere between £140.00/$220.00 and £190.00/$295.00 depending on the quality of the brand and the quantity that you buy in one job lot etc. Are there many cartridge makers in the US still making the old paper case cartridges, they are back in fashion over here and still very popular for game shooting they just feel better in the hand and somehow smell good. Thanks Philip
     
  2. Oregunner

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    A box of 12 gauge shells over here costs about twice the cost of a gallon of milk, and little more than a gallon of gasoline. Mark
     
  3. Rick Barker

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    Lower cost target loads in Colorado run around 5.48 US dollars and 10.97 for high end shells, on average, in most retail stores.

    About the best price for AA's, STS and Top Guns, all of which are considered preimun target shells in the use can be bought for around 85.00 dollars before sales tax, when purchased by shooting supply vendors.


    The only paper target shell I know of here is the Federal paper.

    Another thing I might mention is these shells are still using lead pellets. Is the UK shooters still allowed to use lead, or are you restricted to steel shot only????
     
  4. DoubleAuto

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    That sure is a a major price difference per box of cartridges buying a 1,000 at a time versus a box of 25 at a time using the prices quoted above. Even at the $295/1000 price the difference versus a single box purchase is $5.00 per box. Definitely buy in bulk.
     
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    Maybe something got lost in translation or the math is wrong. 1000 shells is only 4 flats (slabs). Are we misunderstanding something? Mark
     
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    Fiocchi Shooting Dynamics $53 / 250 rd. flat.

    It's pretty rare to see the 'old' 500 rd. "cases" anymore. Damn packages seem to keep getting smaller, a la Federal promo 200 rd. flats.
     
  7. shotgunpeople

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    Funny how when put into this perspective a box of shells at around $6.00 lasts 7 or 8 minutes, and a gallon of gasoline at $3.53 (in South Carolina yesterday) lasts 20 minutes at 60 MPH and 20 MPG.

    Looks like Gasoline is the cheaper of the two for the money...

    I wish I didn't figure this...LOL
     
  8. Brayburn

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    Thanks all. Our rules/laws over here on which type of shot is permitted for which type of game/vermin only realy cover the wildfowl species of duck goose moorhen coot. There are some slight differences in Scotland where there are slightly less demanding requirements that steel shot is requied to be used on the fore-shore/estuary for wildfowling. Mainly steel shot should be used when shooting wildfowl whether you are shooting them on fore-shore/estuary or on inland waters which covers anywhere realy. The thinking is to reduce the amount of lead that all estuary/fore-shore and any dabbling birds could digest etc. Lead shot is still the 99% choise for nearly all rough shooting and driven or walked-up game shooting. The following is a common situation where you could be walking a hedgerow and you might think that there might be a chance of a pheasant or maybe that a mallard might get up out of the cover in the corner of the field close to the edge of the river you should have lead shot in one barrel and steel shot in the other barrel, now if two pheasants get up and have a right and left you are on the right side of the law! whereas if two mallard get up and you have a right and left you have shot one legaly and you shot the other one illegaly. Hard to work out the thinking of those that draft out the law ? This new law started here where i live in September 2002 and if you get it wrong there is a £1000.00/$1550.00 penalty. Thanks Philip.
     
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