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where to buy shot?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by RookieWingHunter, Dec 1, 2006.

  1. RookieWingHunter

    RookieWingHunter New Member

    Jun 27, 2006
    where do i buy shot to reload shotgun shells?
  2. ReloaderFred

    ReloaderFred Senior Member

    Apr 28, 2005
    Oregon Coast
    Most sporting goods stores that sell reloading components will also carry shot. I buy mine wholesale from the manufacturer, but that may not be available to you. I'm buying 1,000 pounds next week and the cost at the plant is $64.00 per hundred pounds. I've seen it in stores lately for as high as $24.99 per 25 pound bag, and for as little as $21.99 a bag. I'm getting it for $16.00 a bag, but that's because I'm buying half a ton at a time.

    You also might check if there are any trap or skeet clubs in your area. They sometimes buy in bulk and sell to their shooters at a reduced rate. Our club mines the shot and trades it back to the manufacturer. For every ton of mined shot we take him, we get half a ton of new shot in return, minus 3% for impurities, though we clean it pretty good before we take it to him.

    Hope this helps.

  3. Lennyjoe

    Lennyjoe Senior Member

    Dec 24, 2002
    Southwestern Ohio
    Sportsmans warehouse here has it for $21.95 per 25lb bag. Last one I got was $16 and that was at a gunshow.
  4. JA

    JA Member

    Sep 17, 2003
    Some really good deals on shot and reloading supplies have come from want ads in the newspaper.
    As WWII vets are 70+ and the men of the baby boomer generation born 1945-1950 are retiring. A very large percentage of them were shooters and have gotten too old or lost intrest so the number of wants ads has increased in the last 10 years. Don't forget to check estate sales and the small pennyshoper/trader papers.
    The best deals I have ever gotten were from widow church ladies that my mother or friend's wives go to church with. I have had several widows give me thier dead husband's reloading supplies for free. As they are afraid that the componts will blow their house up and just want to get rid of them.

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