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Why shot is so high

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by Jim101, Apr 24, 2007.

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  1. Jim101

    Jim101 Active Member

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    It's because the supply is low and demand is high. over 75% of lead production goes to batteries.
     
  2. trappermike

    trappermike Well-Known Member

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    Reactors are shielded with concrete. It is cheap. If you shielded a reactor with lead it would be so heavy that it would not support itself. They use some lead but not enough to cause the shortage. BTW how much lead is mined in the USA now? Used to be a lot in Missouri around Ironton. None anymore, thanks to your friendly evviron whackos.

    Mike
     
  3. smartass

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    I heard that the reason shot is so high is because the price of lead is high !!!!!! Imagine that !!!!! It seems that the price of lead is high because the Chinese have started making toilet paper out of it and selling it through Wal-Mart. I should add that this consipiracy was concocted by none other than Bush.
     
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    the largest Lead/Zinc smelter in the world is in Trail, Britsh Columbia and it's busy....
     
  5. mike b.

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    Assuming using extra hard shot: 6 lbs. antimony @ $2.40 lb = $14.40. 94 lb. lead @ $0.90 lb. =$84.60. Total raw material = $99 per 100#. Add in manufacturing cost, middleman and dealer profits and you get the answer why it's over $30 a bag. All metals are high now and it may take some time before any relief is in sight.
     
  6. 12Gagejon

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    In My area there stealing copper pipe and wire out of any building not occupied.
    Jon
     
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    nspktr1-Is the death rate in Galena Kansas really 70 times the national average? If you grew up around Joplin and you are very old, I may have played football against you.

    Pat Ireland
     
  8. bcnu

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    Pat, did you use to live in the Joplin area? I have lived around the Joplin, Springfield, Nixa area just about my whole life. Still within 35 miles today.

    I know what a chat pile is too lol, used to shoot with them as a backstop years and years ago before they started fencing them all in.

    John
     
  9. johara1

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    i called a local scrap yard to sell some lead i have,they are paying .05 cents a pound.......starting to sound like the reason gas is so high.all BS......jim
     
  10. tgun90

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    The price of lead is so high because because we keep missing birds and keep shooting more and more trying to correct the problem's if we all would just shoot better the price would etc. etc. etc.
     
  11. 1Gold

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    I posted the US Mining Bu. site here several months ago. What it shows is that the lead mining industry has let their production just match consumption for about the last 3 years. Personally, I believe that they have discovered the "Oilman's" secret - "produce less and charge more, road to riches.."

    It's a greed-creed and it's beginning to take the fun out of the shooting that I do.

    JB
     
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