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Price of shot up or going down

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by striper, May 6, 2009.

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  1. striper

    striper Member

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    Looked to see if there was any current info on shot. Have the prices bottomed out ? Need to buy some soon and I have a hunch it is on the way up!
     
  2. deercreek

    deercreek Well-Known Member

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    Funny you ask...our distributor just went up 3.00 per bag today for a dealer cost of 25.50 per bag plus tax and any dealer mark-up. That is for Lawrence magnum.
     
  3. 3357

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    $21.95 for Lawrence magnum last weekend at the Michigan team shoot. Dealer did say he was having trouble getting more.
     
  4. oleolliedawg

    oleolliedawg Banned User Banned TS Supporters

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    Price of shot is temporarily going up!!
     
  5. skeeljc

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    If crude goes up, shot will go up. So will all the commodities. China is about to fire up its economy and will be importing more commodities (the BDI is going up).

    I think $20.00 was the low. I expect shot to go up with the economic rebound.

    Jim Skeel
     
  6. mcneeley5

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    Jim, I think you are right on. Just watch copper- all of the base metals follow. Copper has been on a steady rebound.
     
  7. tsosin

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    Our local source announced a two dollar increase for the next shipment of Eagle.
     
  8. grntitan

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    My supplier just hit me with a $3.00 a bag increase. What are you gonna do? The good news is we got another 10,000 w209 primers. Still no word on our 8lb. powder jugs we got back ordered.----Matt
     
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    The big word is TRANSPORTATION!!!
     
  10. skeeljc

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    Commodities are going to go up. Dollar is going to go down. Both are bad for component prices! The only hedge I know of is to buy stocks.

    Jim Skeel
     
  11. hmb

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    When you finnish shooting for the day retrieve your shot and use it again. HMB
     
  12. grntitan

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    I got tired of paying these outrageous lead shot prices so i'm reloading with steel and bismuth shot now. How much do you guys think i'm saving?----Matt
     
  13. JerryP

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    hmb, How can you tell which shot is yours?
     
  14. b12

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    Anytime you have someone rasing the price of shot 2 or 3 dollars at a time is just gouging you dearly.
    Lead will not be going up for a long time. Right now a friend of mine makes bullets for several gunshops and most of the lead he gets is given to him by the tire shops. They are have trouble getting rid of it. Also some of the scrap yards will not take anymore now.
    This is just a last ditch effort to get rid of some expensive shot they got stuck with and not loose everything.

    I do make my own shot mainly just for the satisifaction of doing it. I don't seem to tell the difference in my shooting.

    The shot makers are getting their shot for the mines and the minning people have to seperate it form the other meterails anyway. I still say 14 to 16 dollar range will be bottom.

    Right now its the time for the shell and powder mfgs. to play the game the lead market did. B12
     
  15. hmb

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    JerryP,

    I just collect an amount equal in weight to the shot I used.

    On a serious note I was looking at some trap ranges in Italy on the computer. In the drop zone they had a screen at a 45 degree angle. They recover 96% of the shot used on the range. Something to think about. HMB
     
  16. JerryP

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    hmb, Here is something else to think about. I wonder what it cost to shoot there. Nothing is cheap in Europe.
     
  17. Bamadawg

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    Lead price is up over .13/lbs over the past two months. That would be $3.25/bag. $20.00 bags are going to be hard to come by in the next 3-4 months.
     
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