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Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by qajaq59, Dec 9, 2007.

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  1. qajaq59

    qajaq59 Member

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    If you find a box of .30 cal bullets from 25 years ago in the back of a drawer, don't look at the price. It'll take you days to get over the shock.:D
     
  2. JDGray

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    If you find a 25yr old paystub in there, you'll get a good laugh, too:D
     
  3. RNG

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    Now I'm curious. I have around 500 rounds that are at least 25 years old and no price on the boxes. Do tell..

    Richard
     
  4. Ben Shepherd

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    I'm guessing somewhere around 4 bucks.
     
  5. Waldog

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    I've got a can of Norma gunpowder with a sticker price of $3.25!!!
     
  6. Fisherman_48768

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    Bought my first can of Dupont blackpowder for $.75, sometime around 1964
     
  7. Kimber1911_06238

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    lol...I find 15 year old boxes of shotgun shells and rifle cartridges that my dad bought. Makes me jealous
     
  8. Clark

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    I have an old Hodgdon load book that is 4 or 6 pages long where IMR4895 can be had at $0.10/pound.

    Gun powder that was is worth 150 times as much as 45 years ago is 11% compounded.

    A pre ban AR15 bought in 1993 for $500 is worth $1200 today.
    That is 6% compounded.

    Money I put in the stock market 13 years ago is now worth 20 times as much. That is 26% compounded.

    Google stock was $100 three and a half years ago. It is $704 today.
    That is 74% compounded.


    What does it all mean?
    You should diversify your investments, beyond the commodities stored in your basement, to include growth companies.
     
  9. The Bushmaster

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    How about a box (complete) of Remington 16 ga Express (extra power) in the "New Plastic" Shot Shells #7 1/2's for $3.35
     
  10. ReloaderFred

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    Yeah, and I once passed up a pristine Winchester 94, made in 1954, because it was too much money. Who'd ever pay $45.00 for .30-30??? My first M1 Carbine was $20.00, delivered, through the NRA in 1963, but I was only making $1.35 an hour then, too.........

    Fred
     
  11. Walkalong

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    The "good" old days. :D
     
  12. Shoney

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    I have a 1912 commercial butcher book that shows you how to price your cuts of meat, starting at $0.03 a Lb.

    I bought my first rifle in 1960, Win M70 30-06 for $74.99

    Have 1960's empty Hornady 100 count bullet boxes for $2.87 - $3.88

    My first Sweedish Mauser 6.5X55 was under $10

    And all that stuff and more was purchased as a teenager with money from lawn mowing, leaf raking and snow shoveling.
     
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