Trying to figure out if I should try my hand at shotmaking. Looks like i can get a machine for about $375 ("The Better Shotmaker", single version), which would pay for itself in about 8.5 hrs at 45 lbs an hour assuming free lead. I go though about a quarter ton of shot a year b/w practice and competition (thank you small gauges, really saves on shot), and would only use the homemade shot for practice, so figure no more than 15 bags a year would be needed (375 lbs). I can't figure that it'd be worth it to make my own, but maybe i'm missing something. I could always make some to sell at the club, but couldn't tell until i got into it if i'd really want to spend that much time working on it, figure it might sell for $15/bag, so i'd be paying myself $30/hr assuming free lead, not bad, but maybe not worth the effort.