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Has the cost of lead made you reload less

Poll ended at Tue Feb 26, 2008 3:32 pm

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Postby waterfowlhunter » Tue Feb 19, 2008 3:32 pm

I am pretty much at a stand still lately with my shooting as the Wife is in clinicals for her RN degree. I have all the child, house cleaning, cooking, laundry and whatever other duties she comes up with for me to do while she studies.

Well spring break is almost here and I plan to hit the range hard. I only have 4 bags of shot left so I went to the shop to pick up a few more bags today for loading. :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad:

What a shock. $50 a bag for chilled shot, What happened :huh:

I came home and checked my tags from last year, $12.99 a bag. I did the numbers with primers now $30 a thousand. I have about 55 to 60 lbs of powder so I did not even include that in the equation.

I can Buy Gun Club or Federal game loads for $35 a case on sale at Dunhams which makes it not worth the effort to load them. I have also found RIO for $34.99 a case. there is no way lead is worth $50 for 25lbs. I am seriously considering loading steel for sproting clays this year and saving my lead, May be next year I can get $100 a bag for it :rofl:
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Postby Kiskadinna » Tue Feb 19, 2008 3:35 pm

I just looked locally, 38.99 for a 25 lb bag - but I don't reload yet , so I can't speak to that price increase. In all fairness, I don't shoot enough to say the price has effected things for me, even in the sens of lead shells. If I am getting out regularly, I probably shoot 2 boxes of cheap lead a week, but with the weather and other responsibilities I havent gotten out in a month now.
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Postby don taylor » Tue Mar 04, 2008 11:02 am

Its all because of china's metal market. They use so much raw materials to produce goods they have driven the price way up. Then they produce sub standard goods and ship them back here. You buy a lot more lead than you know. Like kids toys. Sorry just venting. I'm a steelworker.

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Postby REDGUN » Thu Apr 17, 2008 9:36 am

Most everyone i know is just buying cheap factory 12 and 20 ga shells,LOTS of them if on sale, and reloading 410 and 28 ga.

Lead is about $40.00 a bag around here. Steel is close to $20.00 for 10lb bag. If lead gets to $50.00 a bag, I will switch to steel!
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