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BozemanMT
March 17, 2006, 10:57 PM
Went to buy reloading supplies. WE usually buy 1 8lb can, 3k wads, 9 bags of shot and 3k primers. This usually does about 3000 rounds.

Shot in december was 17.99 a 25lb bag

today, 20.99 a bag!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!111:cuss: :cuss: :cuss:

Oh my!!!!!!!!!!1
ugh
ammo was up too that I could see.

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MatthewVanitas
March 17, 2006, 11:10 PM
Inflation isn't the only thing that can drive up the cost of your reloading components, not by a long shot:

a) Higher gas prices for the trucks that deliver
b) Various metals becoming harder to excavate by the easier mining methods
c) Changes in demand
d) Changes in taxation

So even if a 2004 dollar were exactly equal to a 2006 dollar, it's perfectly possible that the price of powder and shot would go up.

Not denying that your gear cost more, just saying that inflation is just part of the picture.

(BTW, did someone say that there _wasn't_ inflation these days, or what is is that you find so unusual about climbing prices?)

-MV

TrapperReady
March 17, 2006, 11:11 PM
Lead is going up a lot recently. I've seen it over $24 a bag, and a friend reported almost $30 around Las Vegas a couple weeks ago. Right now, I'm accumulating some "prebuilt" ammo, since the price increases haven't seemed to hit those as badly.

Kinda makes me grin about the 45 bags I have in the basement from last year's group buy (at $13.75/bag). :D

mswestfall
March 17, 2006, 11:34 PM
A ton of Lead sold for about $900 last year. It's over $1,200 now.

kudu
March 18, 2006, 08:57 AM
Shotshell ammo isn't the only thing going up. Surplus military ammo supplys are drying up, components for metallic reloading is skyrocketing as well. Natchez shooter supply announced that all ammo was going to increase April 1.

telomerase
March 18, 2006, 10:26 AM
The Fed is refusing to release M3 figures from now on. This is the same way that our owners "solved" the SS and Medicare debt problem... they just don't put it in the budget. Of course the "official" debt limit was just raised to $9 trillion, too.

I think we can safely assume that inflation is raging.

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