Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by orpington, Dec 27, 2021.
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.
Federal Premium Heavyweight TSS Turkey Ammo 20 Ga 3 1-1/2oz #9 (midwayusa.com)
Almost $18/round with 3 1/2" 12 ga.
Federal Premium Heavyweight TSS Turkey Ammo 12 Ga 3-1/2 2-1/2oz #7 #9 (midwayusa.com)
To the original question you can get a pretty good idea by looking at what Midway is charging for various shells.
shotgun shells - MidwayUSA
Where do you think the price is going? $5 a box seems about right but may be wishful thinking.
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.
Can you find the stuff you need to reload now?
@$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.
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.
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.
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.
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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