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Went to get wa bag of shot yesterday and had a real shock. Two weeks ago it was $29.oo a bag yesterdays price $36.79. I was told it will most likely be $50.00 a bag by the first of the year, cheap shells like Rio and Estate to follow price increase. I guess my shooting will be coming to and end.
 

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The irony of it all......High salvage values for gun clubs considering reclaiming their grounds. Even higher shooter costs to put the lead out there.

Gun clubs: contact us for a no charge site evaluation..

Shooters: consider buying reclaimed shot to reload. Performance comparable to new shot. Reclaimed shot is available from a number of suppliers. Google them up.

Dick Gries
www.gipsonricketts.com
 

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These prices will force alot of people to reevaluate their shooting hobby.

I was fortunate enough to stock up on shot for the past few years and at my present rate of shell usage (12-15K yearly), I have enough to last approx. 15 yrs.

Keep buying and stocking until you run out of room.

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The price of lead WAS climbing very quickly and got up to around $1.17 per lb. It has since dropped back to about $1.09 per lb. However the availability of lead is at its highest level in the last 5 years. IMHO the price should be around .60 cents per lb. and I believe the lead market is being manipulated (like most other commodities).

The usual cycle of the lead market is for the price to rise in the late summer and through the fall, since this is when the lead batteries are in heavier demand. The manipulators will try to keep the price up for a while, but it should come back down. Just my 2 cents. Bill Malcolm
 

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I guess I will shoot till I cant afford to shoot then I guess it will be time for new cheap hobby like casino gambleing.

Jerry Lewis

I deal scrap metal all the time, and I really dont know exactly what products are useing lead other then auto batteries bullets and shot anymore.

I guess if we all cut back for a while and make their product worthless thene prices will come down.
 

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The EPA is still actively trying to ban lead(politcal reasons) They claim kids are still dying from eating lead based paint! I beleive you can't go to any store today and buy any lead based paint and been that way for years!

Lead is a natural material that has to be mined to get it, ONE more problem, "eco-freaks" don't want anymore mining in this country, logging, cattle ranching, food production.

To many people really don't get what PETA, ELF, ALF, HSUS, MoveOn.org, etc are ALL about and what they are doing behind closed doors!

Whenever the government actively tries to "ban" anything Prices go up and a "black" market appears to supply the need.
 

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$28.50/bag cash price at Shyday's this week. No Lawerence Brand and had to settle for Star Shot but, I can't complain about the Star. I havn't had any issues with it over the years.
 

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Funny I was able to buy gun club shells at Dicks with a couplon for $75 for 500.I'm not sure I can even reload them for that. I only shoot about 700 month and I have about 4000 shells reloaded. hopefully the price will come down too.
 

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<blockquote><i>"I was told it will most likely be $50.00 a bag by the first of the year,..."</i></blockquote>Did you ask the genius who told you this if he could also give you the winning PowerBall numbers for the next couple drawings? He should be right on with those, no sweat.

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Lead is a commodity and will be subjected to swings in its value. You might see $40 shot; but in 6 months you may see $25 shot. Who knows? I for one am not going to panic. When it drops to $25 a bag I'll buy. I can hang on for the next 2 years with my current inventory; but if it drops considerably, I'll add to my inventory. JMHO. Ed
 

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I'm a dealer down in Houston TX. Glad I got my shipment of Lawrence last month. I'm stocking Eagle magnum shot starting next week. I'm selling the Lawrence for $36/bag in #8, and #9.
 

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When you finish shooting for the day, go and retrieve your shot. It is just sitting there on the ground waiting to be picked up. HMB
 

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All of the retailers I know have simply stopped stocking Lawrence and West Coast Shot all together due to the price. If you want to pre-pay for a skid, they'll be glad to order it for you.

MK
 
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