20 gauge shells, lead shot

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  1. orpington

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    Not having purchased shotgun shells in ages, and those having been 12 ga and my cost per box was at that time well under $5 a box, what was 20 gauge shells, 25 to a box, historically prior to this artificial shortage, what was the peak, and what’s a reasonable price to have to pay?
     
  2. Seedy Character

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    Here, 20 and 12 are same price.
    Pre-DEMpanic, dove loads were $5.45. Caught a preseason sale of $49.90 case.
    Then, stupid pricing, $1 a round or more.
    Last week, $7.50 per box.

    Buckshot and slugs were as high as $5 a shot.
    and idiots were paying it.
     
  3. orpington

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    Where at, for $7.50 a box?
     
  4. Seedy Character

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    Just picked up a case of 12ga target loads $99.99. Same store 2 years ago it was $59.99 on sale. They always charged the same for 20ga and 12ga. A month ago I paid $8.85 a box for target loads. In the past it was $5.65. I hate paying that much but it’s never on the shelf.
     
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  7. orpington

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    Where do you think the price is going? $5 a box seems about right but may be wishful thinking.
     
  8. Barnfixer

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    I think this situation will play out like gas a few years ago. It’ll come down in price but never down to what it was. Who knows, it might be cheaper to reload again.
     
  9. Cvans

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    Can you find the stuff you need to reload now?
     
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    @$8 for 'promo' loads, $11-14 for AA and STS (if they start the line on those-so far just Gun Clubs coming) $15-18 for pheasant loads, $20-25 for steel duck & goose loads, over $25 for other non-toxic loads. They should settle in around these prices.
     
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  11. entropy

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    Here and there. But they aren't cheap either. Primers are the chokepoint still. The only ones available are Cheddite, and some RIO's have hit the market recently.
     
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    I think the last sub gauge shells, aka 20 ga or 28 ga, I bought were in the $13-$15 a box range when buying at case quantities but frankly, I do not remember exactly. I've well stocked for myn skeet shooting but I've curtailed it some so that I do not consume the supply too quickly.

    I enjoy reloading so I buy premium ammunition whose hulls reload more time than the cheap "Gun Club" ammunition.

    Unfortunately, in today's environment, getting components is a problem especially primers.

    Currently, I'm shooting off some 7/8 oz 12 ga ammunition that I loaded 10 years ago or so.
     
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  13. entropy

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    Actually, Remington Gun Clubs reload as many times as STS's do. I currently load brass based hulls, though I've loaded Gun Clubs before. My Ljutic doesn't like them, so they go into the 1100 and 870.
     
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    Haven't seen primers available except a local gun store has some STS for primers for $15 per hundred. Followed and online local auction that a guy had two cases of 5000 STS primers new in cartons , they went for $950 for one case, and $925 for the other. Bags of shot were going for $70. I've pretty much quit shooting until I can replace what I consume and I have a few thousand primers left.
     
  15. Armorer 101

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    Dumb feeds stupid prices.
    I bought a 410, 28 and a 20ga reloader, 5 years ago, with new hulls, wads, 5 bags of shot, etc. I just watch and smile…..
     
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  16. Bill M.

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    I paid $85 for a flat of 20 gauge Fiocci target loads last June. I think that would be a good price now.
     
  17. RH45

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    I was in our local Walmart, end of October, and spotted a box of Remington pheasent loads, #6 shot, and they raped me about $20
     
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