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Shell reloading prices

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by zachak42, Jan 21, 2012.

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  1. zachak42

    zachak42 TS Member

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    What are people reloading boxes for? my calculation is about $4.30. whats the deal with redropped lead and how do I get it?
     
  2. minnship8

    minnship8 Well-Known Member

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    I'm about $3.65 a box with reclaimed shot.

    Chip
     
  3. Oregunner

    Oregunner Well-Known Member

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    The big variable is the cost of shot. Shipping shot is cost prohibitive, so you need to find a locally delivered source. Ask around at the gun clubs. Reclaimed shot runs all the way from just out of the ground, to cleaned, sorted, and regraphited. I can get bags of good reclaim in Oregon for $24 a bag in quantity. New shot is $50 a bag at BiMart. Mark
     
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    Mark PM sent. Tim
     
  5. lboh

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    What size loads are you talking about?

    My 1 1/8 loads are $4.46 with the following components:

    18.6gr Clays

    1.125 oz lawrence Magnum shot

    Remington Fig8s Wad

    Winchester Primer

    Remington Hulls
     
  6. zachak42

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    1 1/8 clays powder
     
  7. jdsfarms

    jdsfarms Well-Known Member

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    If you use lboh's load and use claydot,reclaimed shot,downrange wads and a cheddite primer and a gun club hull it will take close to a dollar off the price of a box .Jerry
     
  8. dblell

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    witn my own homemade shot looks like $1.75 per box. Thats not counting electric to make the shot. By the way lead wheel weights getting harder and harder to find. last buch had about 50% of stuff not usable. Not all the shot is as round as you might like but still gets-it-done.
    DBLELL
     
  9. MDMike

    MDMike Well-Known Member

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    If my math is correct to load with today's price of shot, a box would run about $4.51 per box in this neck of the woods. However, I'm sitting on about a pallet of shot purchased in the early 90's, so for now shot is not a question for me right now. However, I am considering a change from Clays to Claydot and 1 oz. instead of 1 1/8.
     
  10. frostyman

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    If you look at the current price of component (including tax that you have to pay), the price would probably be in the 4.50 to 5.25 range. Some people will say they are reloading for a lot less than that but they are either figuring what they paid for components (sometimes years ago) or they are reloading using reclaimed shot. Sure if I am using shot, powder, and primers that I bought 15 years ago, it is awfully cheap.

    Also if you try to reload buying a pound of powder, a few hundred primers and a sack of wads, the price will be horrible. The only way to buy is in larger quantities and also check a few different places on price. For example, in my area, 8 pounds of Red Dot sells anywhere between about $94 and $122 (not including tax) depending on who you are buying it from. Primers and wads vary a lot also.
     
  11. Pull-it!

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    I second "jdsfarms" reply about loading lboh's load and use claydot,reclaimed shot,downrange wads and a cheddite primer except I load with Fiocchi 616 primers and it comes out to $3.56 a box!
     
  12. oz

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    Just go th the top of this page....click HOME....then click FUN STUFF. You will find reloading calculators. just type in cost of shot hulls powder primers etc. I can't believe more readers have not seen this yet. oz
     
  13. minnship8

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    AA Hull, W209, WJII (1 oz reclaimed at $27 bag), 17.5 gr Clay Dot 1199 fps... = $3.68 paying .04 for the hull and loading it 6 times. This is my 16 yds and doubles loads.

    Chip
     
  14. torqueman

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    I know im not saving much reloading my own shells, but its my therapy relaxes me and I make them just the way I like them . When I shoot well it feels better.
     
  15. zachak42

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    Where does everyone get the reclaimed shot?
     
  16. AJJ

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    Man, are you guys down south lucky, the last time I checked reloading supplies here in Alberta, Canada you would give up and buy new shells ( in the US ) way cheaper, we get hammer up here on shooting costs. AJ.
     
  17. Blueraven81

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    With High School trap season soon to start, I went out and priced what my reloads are going to cost this year.

    Unless my math is off, this is what it will cost.

    #8 Eagle Shot (not reclaimed)- $33.00 per 25lbs.
    Winchester AA wads- $22.80 per 1000
    Winchester W209 primers- $27.50 per 1000
    Hodgdon Clays powder- $115.00 per 8lbs.
    Gun Club hulls- Free

    Reload data- 18.4g- 1 1/8oz

    Cost per flat reloads-$46.00

    Seeing that I can get a flat of factory loads for $53.00 from the Team, even with two High School Shooters it really isn't that cost effective to reload, however for some reason both of my High School shooters seem to shoot better with my reloads than with factory loads. Also, I like reloading, it gives me something to do and I find it quite relaxing. I have enough to do in my life as it is that requires intense thinking. Reloading and lawn mowing are two things that don't require a lot of thinking, as long as you keep your head out of your ass.
     
  18. skeeljc

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    I can load Remington STS hull, Cheddite primer, H110 powder, SP-410 wad and 1/2 ounce of shot for $4.38 per box. That is with $39 per bag new shot and the cost of the hull which can be loaded three times.

    I can load 7/8 ounce of $39 shot in a Top Gun 12 gauge hull (zero cost) for the same price but not as much fun to shoot.

    Jim Skeel<BR>
    P/W Dealer/Distributor
     
  19. Nutso

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    Don't forget to add in the cost of the reloader, scale, travel to buy componetes, unless you are lucky enough to live close to a distributor, etc. Right now it doesn't make economic sense to start reloading, unless you find it theraputic and relaxing--I for one do not.
     
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    About $1.75 a box with my homemade shot. And I think it's better shot than reclaimed. But, not as good as new shot. So, I use the new shot for ATA Handicap or new AA's, and the homemade for practice and everything else. All in one ounce loads.
     
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