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Old 09-05-2013, 10:45   #1
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Talking Cost of loading trap/skeet shells , is it worth doing ?

I got the reloader , but everyone just buys their shells instead of using their reloaders .

What does it cost to do a box of shells (25 ) in components and shot ?

What is the price of a bag of shot now ?
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Old 09-06-2013, 11:11   #3
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A bag of shot costs anywhere from 35 to 55 bucks for 25 pounds. I can reload trap loads - 1 oz loads, with international powder, figure 8 wads and Remington primers to accurately duplicate a nitro 27 load, for about 4 bucks a box, with used nitro 27 hulls. They go for about 8 bucks a box new. Generic trap loads still cost me 3 - 4 bucks a box, and can be purchased for 6 bucks a box or so depending on brand, and sale prices.
Not much difference when you factor in the bulk costs of reloading supplies.

Where you REALLY start to save is when you are making fast hunting loads. You can reload THOSE for about 5 bucks or so a box versus the 20 - 25 a box you will pay for them at the local stores for GOOD hunting loads. ( 1.5 oz, 1500 FPS #4 loads, or similar)

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Are you reloading to save money or customize your loads?

If you're looking to save money, then you'll have to load a bunch of shells to just break even for the equipment...Afterwards, the shot, powder, wads, primers, husks, will save you between 50% to 70% depending on your loading.
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>>but everyone just buys their shells instead of using their reloaders .<<

That's often the case with 12 & 20, but the real savings come when reloading 28 & .410.
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Not really worth the effort, you can buy shells on sale for what it costs to reload.
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