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Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by glenns, Jun 11, 2012.

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  1. glenns

    glenns Member

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    Our club used to sell reclaimed shot for $25 a bag but that has been all sold. They are now selling new shot for $43 a bag. I've only been shooting for about 3 years and I've seen the price of new shot go from about $28 to $43 a bag.

    How much was a 25 lb bag of new shot: (1) 5 years ago - 2007; (2) 10 years ago - 2002; (3) 20 years ago - 1992?

    Will prices come down to the mid $20 range again?
  2. jbmi

    jbmi Active Member

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    Here is what my notebook tells me:
    06 $19.50
    08 $29.99
    11 $35.99
    12 $34.99
  3. skeeljc

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  4. Bill Roberts

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    Glenns, are you in WA State???
  5. hmb

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    You're getting ripped off at $43.00 a bag. Today the spot price on lead is .85 a pound. HMB
  6. DecalDude

    DecalDude Active Member

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    I just paid $33 a bag for new Eagle brand at Biekirks in Rochester 2 weeks ago.


    Jerry Lewis
  7. vdt

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    $34.50 for 10 bags or more Mason ,Michigan 2 weeks ago,Mag. shot
  8. grntitan

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    Gamaliel's had Lawerence shot for $39.50/bag at the US Open this weekend. Ouch!!!!
  9. glenns

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    Yes - I'm in WA state.
  10. Bill Roberts

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    The PITA grand is coming uP next month they will have good prices on shot there.

    Bill
  11. riggs

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    I remember buying Winchester shot in 1960 for $5.00 per bag 25lb
  12. BigM-Perazzi

    BigM-Perazzi Well-Known Member

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    How much for an Ithaca $$$$ grade in 1960??????
  13. plinker611

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    pita should have good prices h**l,its gettin like gas...when we think 3.69/gal is a deal....if it wasnt for my shotmaker & a decent supply of lead,i wouldnt be thinking about shooting..if you dont make your own,buy as mutch of the re-claim as you can.the dumos master plan about the 2nd amendment is coming full circle(or at least half to three quarter)..cant take their guns,lets go after their ammo.....mark jones
  14. BILL GRILL

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    Jim, In 1960 it would still have been a $2500 grade and the price was $3000.00
    according to Frank Conley's book. :) See you at the GLG. Bill
  15. dead on 4

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    Spot pricing means nothing if you are a volume producer, futures are how you cover yourself if possible. Raw materials are just one element of finished goods and costs are rising. I paid $38.00 a bag last week in SoCal and was told to expect $41.00 this week and may go higher in weeks to come.

    It seems a number of you are enterprising in your quest to keep your shooting costs in check by shooting reclaim or smelting scrap into new home made shot. These approaches may be necessary for many more of us as costs continue to escalate.

    Like it or not, we're in a global market and are no longer in the cat bird seat controlling commoditiy prices as in the past, get use to it, this is the future.

    Surfer
  16. hmb

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    Surfer,
    The cost of lead has been dropping, not rising. The cost of shot should follow suit. HMB
  17. Thevalueman

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    I paid $44 a bag in Atlanta two weeks ago....
    :-(Rocky
  18. Thevalueman

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    I paid $44 a bag in Atlanta two weeks ago....
    :-(Rocky
  19. skeeljc

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    Back in the 60's nobody talked about the price of shot and everyone wanted a Ponsness/Warren reloader.

    Jim Skeel<BR>
    P/W Dealer/Distributor
  20. dead on 4

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    HMB, How long do you think it will take to move higher priced lead stockpiled in the global system before the lower cost product comes into play???

    The metals market has been swinging wildly to and fro for over a decade, even with blended margins prices won't telegraph to greatly reduced retail pricing.

    Surfer
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