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What does it cost you to load a box of ammo?????

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by jaeger18, Apr 25, 2011.

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  1. jaeger18

    jaeger18 Member

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    I had a rare moment of clarity after my last component purchase.......

    Powder 8# for $115.00
    Shot 25# for $40.00
    Wads 500 for $10.00
    Primers 1000 for $40.00

    My pencil must be messed up, but I came up with $5.33 per box and I get to supply my own hulls and I get the enjoyment of loading them. Not to mention the cost of a PW reloader.

    Federal Top Guns here I come at $47.00 per case
     
  2. fritzi93

    fritzi93 TS Member

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    While I agree that right now the savings are small, and shooting factory loads is looking better, some of those prices are darn high.

    To take CAC as an example, currently they have: 8# Green Dot for $91.40, Claybuster AA clones $69 (although name brands are approx $100/case), primers about $150/brick of 5,000, although you can get RIOs for $104.95. Plus 6% PA tax. Dunno what they have shot for right now, but I'll soon find out. I'm expecting the worst and figuring on $40 bucks a bag for West coast. Gotta get some supplies.

    They have Top Guns for 50 bucks a flat. If you can get 'em for 47 bucks, that's a pretty good deal.
     
  3. grntitan

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    Need to get cheaper primer and wads for one. I just bought a Winchester 209's for $29.50/1000. I use Downrange Fig 8's that we paid $7.25/bag. My last two bags of 8.5's/$30.50 are get'n ready to disappear soon. I'm told the next ones are $36/bag. That will hurt. While i won't give all my sources away, i'll say there are still some good prices if you look hard enough.
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  4. SPACE GUN

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    I paid less for supplies (bought a year ago) shot reclaimed 20.00 new $28.50 wads $67.00 per 1000 primers $99.00 per 1000 powder $65.00 8lb $3.80 per box
     
  5. BDodd

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    Then, one can agonize over prices till the moon fails to show but at any cost, I prefer and have confidence in my custom reloads for specific use......breakemall
     
  6. grntitan

    grntitan Well-Known Member

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    BDodd---I'm with you. I would probably still reload even if it cost more to do it. Its just rewarding shooting my own shells. Its actually relaxing to me.
     
  7. zzoom

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    Reloading my STS hulls with Clays, Rem. Tgt wads, rem. Primers, 4.65 box. New STS selling for 7.50, so still saving some cash.
     
  8. senior smoke

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    Back in 1970, the rule of thumb was that when you reloaded your own target shells, you could reload each box for 1/2 what a new box of target loads cost. Some where, things got out of line and no longer add up?
    Steve Balistreri
     
  9. shooterb

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    I pay $ 28.00 per bag of shot, $32.00 per 1000 for Fed. primmers, $94.00 for #8lbs. of titewads,and $ 9.95 per 500 Fed. clone claybuster. I reload Fed. paper 1 1/8 oz. for about $4.20 per box new is about $8.50 per box. I think I will stay with my reloads... Shoot well Tim
     
  10. shooterb

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    I pay $ 28.00 per bag of shot, $32.00 per 1000 for Fed. primmers, $94.00 for #8lbs. of titewads,and $ 9.95 per 500 Fed. clone claybuster. I reload Fed. paper 1 1/8 oz. for about $4.20 per box new is about $8.50 per box. I think I will stay with my reloads... Shoot well Tim
     
  11. southjblue

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    I don't think you can buy shot for $28.00 a bag any more---George
     
  12. himark

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    2.07 a box! HOMEMADE shot:)





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  13. southjblue

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    himark---Great---George
     
  14. hoot619

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    This thread is all I need. Just hope the wife doesn't read it and get the pencil out. Just started loading this year.

    Told her I was saving money -well eventually I will. With the money I saved so far(well spent) I bought a used O.B. motor, still have to pay for it $600-50=550 owed and she ain't to happy with that either. To top it off I already have 8 shells loaded.

    I think maybe I better lock the guns up and anything else she can hurt me with. LOL
    Ken U sometimes called the Finnish Genius I think you figure out why!!!
     
  15. Pull & Mark

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    I still have some old shot and can load at $3.5l a box for l l/8 oz. loads and $3,27 for one oz. My next load of lead at 40 dollars a bag will change that to $4.4l for l l/8 oz. and $4.06 for one oz loads. Steve, your right reloading is still about l/2 the cost of new factory premium Rem. or Win. shells. Its just not l/2 the cost of the economy loads that you can buy now. These were not really available in the 70's and 80's but are now. If the price of lead does not fall this summer the new price of factory loads will go up around $l.50 or so a box maybe $2.00 a box. So you would be looking at $l0.00 a box STS's and AA's in the near future. If you want to reload this it the time to buy up both Win's and Rem's at $6.00 a box so that you can reload them in the future. My prices above are what I can buy that if I use Promo,claybuster,nobel sport primers, Mag. Lawerence shot. So even if you want to use some better components and your price goes up to $5.00 a box it will still be l/2 the cost of new. Now you have to remember that the price of economies will go up as well. So no more $5.00 a box economy loads they will go up to $6.50-$7.00 a box. So think it over before you run out and sell your loaders and misc. Break-em all. Jeff
     
  16. blkcloud

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    1.71 per box ..7/8 oz shot..that I make...
     
  17. 525Shooter

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    8# Clays - $130
    25# Shot - $26 (Northwest Shot)
    5,000 Downrange XL1 Wads - $70
    5,000 Cheddite Primers - $115

    $3.55/box of 1 oz loads with 18.4 grains of powder.
     
  18. luckyshot

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    well since i get my lead shot and hulls free.... according to the reloading calculator. it costing me 2.71 a box tax included for my 1 1/8 oz annie loads. for my 1 oz. loads it cost me 2.43 a box tax included.if i took into consideration on the lead shot i sell after i trade scrap lead. i might be shooting free? i dunno.luckyshot
     
  19. morgan1

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    $4.31 a box not including the shell 700X, downrange windjammer wad, chedite primer. # 30 bushing mec 9000G
     
  20. Brad Korando

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    I purchased enough supplied to load 10,000 rounds about a month ago and am reloading at a cost of $4.01 (including the fuel cost to drive 270 miles to pick up the supplies):
    7/8 oz #8 Eagle shot, CB 4100-12B wad, 17.8gr Promo powder, Win209 primers and once fired AA hulls.
     
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