Shot question

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  1. Aug 1, 2019 #1

    cephus

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    Where are you guys buying shot? All I can find seems over priced.
     
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    Sidney Smith

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    I get mine from my son. A local hardware store near him also sells guns and they sell bags of shot. I'm not sure if they are cheaper than someplace else but nobody around me sells it. Luckily a bag lasts me a good while.
     
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    THBailey

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    Newtire

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    Sportsman's Warehouse has it for just under $45 a 25 lb. bag last time I was in there.
     
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    biliff

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    Not sure where you’re located. Recently bought a couple 25lb bags of 9’s at Sportsman’s Warehouse. $45 per bag. Shot prices have been peaked around that price point for a number of years now. Don’t think we’ll ever see $12 a bag again.

    Newtire beat me to it.
     
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    8 BORE

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    It depends where you are
     
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    Carbon 6

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    Yep!
    Shipping is about half the price of shot because it's so darn heavy. The best way to buy is in bulk, by the semi load (which still ain't much).
    Try your local trap/skeet club, although guys don't reload quite like they use to due to the high price.
    I've shot homemade and reclaimed shot too. It all works.
    Price doesn't vary much though among retailers, not enough manufacturing competition.
     
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    Nyckname

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    Any idea where their "reclaimed shot" comes from? Does someone go out and Hoover skeet ranges? Ha ha only serious.
     
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    Grimord

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    Nyckname: Believe it or not, some companies do vacuum skeet fields to recover the shot. My club has a firm from Ohio come out every 5 years or so to vacuume the broken birds and the spent shot. It is part of our reclamation program required for our operating permit.
     
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    THBailey

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    Our club picks up the spent shot every few years, The outfit that does it has a gas engine powered apparatus on a large trailer. Sure blows the dust around. When I used to be able to use it, the reclaimed shot upped my hit percentage on dove and quail.
     
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