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How much do you spend?!

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by snuffy, Feb 9, 2008.

  1. snuffy

    snuffy Well-Known Member

    I just discovered a tool on the Midway site, that lets you go back to review your past orders. I goes back to August of 2000 for me. I don't know if that was my first order with them, or maybe that's a cut-off date for history.

    Anyway, I added all my orders up. $10,347.84!:what::eek: That doesn't count for firearms purchases, or bills from the other suppliers I deal with. I actually thought it would be more, not a cheap hobby, but far from the most expensive.

    Since we have a thread going about cumulative reloading experience, I thought it would be fun to do a cost estimate/history for some here. Oh, I know you might not want the better half seeing it, but participate if you want to.
  2. Floppy_D

    Floppy_D Member In Memoriam

    Holy cow, you must be the best shot on the planet by now. :)
    I'm around $2k, lots of which was initial buy in. This in two years.
  3. Okiecruffler

    Okiecruffler Well-Known Member

    I used to keep track on a spread sheet of everything I spent on shooting. After about 6 month it got depressing so I had to stop. Besides, if the wife ever saw it she'd be upside my head with a frying pan for sure.
  4. dmftoy1

    dmftoy1 Well-Known Member

    LOL ..you've got me beat . .but I did take a look about 6 months ago and realized that I could've had that motorcycle I've wanted for 3 years if I hadn't been shooting/reloading so much. :)
  5. Walkalong

    Walkalong Moderator

    I would be afraid to add it up.
  6. Rembrandt

    Rembrandt Well-Known Member

    It's all about priorities....folks that smoke and drink speculate what those dollars would have bought too.....unfortunately all theirs went up in smoke or down the toilet.

    When our boys were younger we were spending 5 figures a year on shooting sports and hunting trips for the three of us. In hind sight the memories are far more valuable than the money.

    Spent about $2K last year in ammo and reloading components.....if I add in the guns, hunts, and other items it was a lot. Glad I don't smoke or drink too.
  7. ravencon

    ravencon Well-Known Member

    My wife has horses. Now that's an expensive hobby. So, I don't feel guilty about what I spend on shooting.
  8. moosehunt

    moosehunt Well-Known Member

    Over the last 50 or so years, I've spent a lot of my money on shooting, hunting, beer, and women. The rest I've pretty much wasted!!!
  9. KeithB

    KeithB Well-Known Member

    MidwayUSA, Dillon, my local dealer for powder and primers, and misc other places for reloading equip (incl a new 550b) and supplies

  10. jenrob

    jenrob Well-Known Member

    I'm glade I'm not the only one we have 13 and one more on the way. They always seem to get hurt on a saturday night (emergency call & $500-1000 later).
    But that is good cause I she doesn't say a whole lot about my guns and reloading. reloading I'm not quiet as high but do a little over a $1000 a year.
  11. snuffy

    snuffy Well-Known Member

    Good responses!:D Yeah other hobbies are also expensive. Bass fishermen, how much for a top-of-the-line bass boat? RC models, planes, helicopters, and cars, very high dollar.

    During that time period there were 5 rifles, two handguns, a dillon 650, case feeder and 7 caliber changeovers. Several bullet orders from x treme bullets, several powder orders from GI brass, hi-tech.:scrutiny:

    I do shoot a lot! IPSC, IDPA, Long range target and just plain fun shooting. Because I enjoy it, and it's still a free nation.
  12. tjj

    tjj Well-Known Member

    $2750.00 just at Midway. Double that easily from Sinclair, Natchez, Wideners, Cabelas and the local shops and gun shows. That's not including five CZ rimfire rifles, Rem 700SS 5R w/glass, and about six handguns in the last 14 months.:eek:

    And I don't even care about guns all that much.:p:D
  13. winchester243

    winchester243 Well-Known Member

    $2,803.54 at Midway since 2004, I afraid that's only the tip of the iceberg for my firearm related purchases.
  14. hqmhqm

    hqmhqm Well-Known Member

    probably $4k in ammo, and $4k in rifles and handguns
  15. XD-40 Shooter

    XD-40 Shooter Well-Known Member

    From Midway, over the last year and a half or so, I've spent about $1100, mostly in bullets and reloading equipment, pistol magazines. My gun purchases add up to about $2500. Yeah, I've spent a chunk of change, but I don't regret it, not at all.:D
  16. YodaVader

    YodaVader Well-Known Member

    Amen to that , exactly what I was going to post! In regards to what I spent at places like Midway , Midsouth and Sinclair Int - I don't really want to know!

    At least on the guns themselves we have something that can actually increase in value over time.
  17. Idano

    Idano Well-Known Member


    You're a sick individual! I went back and looked at Midway and there was $2K there; I don't even like that place because of their shipping costs:barf:. There is at least that much or more at each of these places Graf & Sons, Natchez, eBay (yes I bought a lot of brass when they use to allow it), Dillon Precession, Midsouth Shooters Supply, Scharch Mfg, Cheaper Then Dirt, Widener's, and then there are the local shops like Sportsman's Warehouse, Cabelas, and Larry's.

    Hey Snuffy if your day job isn't cutting it you may have a future as an intervention coach. lol
  18. cpttango30

    cpttango30 Well-Known Member

    I am just over $4000 since 04 with two new guns and a new 550b reloading press and the bells and whisltes to go with it.
  19. wworker

    wworker Well-Known Member

    They should give you free shipping.
  20. THe Dove


    Wife and I have horses too!!!

    I don't know how much I've spent on guns/ammo/reloading total but I know I've spent more on horses/trailers/tack, etc... than any of you have spent on guns and gear...... I double dog dare ya!!!:):):)

    The Dove


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