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