Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by outdoorman63, Dec 28, 2021.
Not gun related but some of the places we order dog and cat food from have raised everything - shipping included - and they have almost no canned food in stock.
Everything costs more!
We will leave it at that.
That’s not even this year.
This is just household use, imagine if your business runs on fuel, like shipping?
And that is despite the .gov releasing reserves…
Everyone on this forum has stated clearly they reload for economic reasons. Some like me consider economics tertiary; but cost and avoiding economic uncertainty are still prime motivation for being in the hobby.
Several other online stores have been $32 or above for powder or primer for a couple years.
As previously pointed out, economics is one of the main reasons people reload or not. I admit to not reloading 9mm for more than a decade because, at that time, I could buy loaded ammunition cheaper than I could buy the components. Purely an economic decision.
It would be better if it were about a free shipping promotional code for Graf’s that eliminated the various carriers charges from our vision but that doesn’t change the validity from an “in the cart” price vs “shipped” difference, from Graf’s.
But then they claim it doesn't save money as they shoot more.
What good does talking about price increase do? It's not going to change anything, just like component shortages. Where are primers etc etc. The price is what it is and be prepared for even more increases. So as of the 1'st of the year lets all post companies that have increased their prices.
If people are trying to save money buying components now, they have missed the boat.
I started in September 2019 solely in response to Walmart stopping the sale of ammo here in nova. Today I do it because I really enjoy it and now have a very reliable and ample supply of 9mm & 45ACP. I don’t really know off hand how much mine cost per round nor how much factory ammo costs if I could get it but as you/we said, that’s not why I do it anyway anymore.
Edit: and I have to say if I did the math and found I was spending more not less than factory ammo, I’d continue to reload at the rate I am now doing…well, until my wife found out that is.
Maybe not. But it’s important that the topic of what is happening in this Country is talked about no matter where that conversation is taking place.
Yep, I got that notice as well. UPS sent me an email for my business shipping account telling me all rates were rising in January, so I also had to increase shipping rates. I think it's going to be across the board everywhere next year. Cost of fuel, cost of shipping materials, etc. No way to avoid it.
As far as the economics discussion on reloading. I still say nobody has ever actually saved money reloading. You just end up shooting more, and investing in newer and more expensive equipment, and buying more guns.
After reading this thread I sent a text to a gunsmith buddy who works for a shop I used to frequent. They stopped stocking reloading supplies years ago. I asked if I could piggyback a few powder and primer (hazmat) orders on their ammo orders. He said as long as what I want is at their distributor, no problem. They’ll sell to me at cost. I never bothered asking because the owners always said they won’t stock reloading supplies again - but they do special orders for people who buy their custom guns. Thanks all for the idea!
We're done here
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