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Is 12ga reloading cost effective?

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by Peteralexander78, Sep 25, 2012.

  1. Peteralexander78

    Peteralexander78 vancouver Slow is smooth, smooth is fast

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    I go shooting 2-5 times a month. For me it is a ton of fun to shoot clays up at Larch with family and friends. Today my buddy asked me since I shoot so much, if I was reloading my own shells? That got me thinking. Is it cost effective and what it cost me for a good easy set up? Right now I just plan on doing 12ga and only 12ga.
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  2. jonn5335

    jonn5335 Longview Active Member

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    It's not cost effective to reload trap shells. I can buy a 100rnd value pack at walmart for $23. I have a shotshell loader and a couple thousand hulls waiting for when it is cost effective. If you search around you may be able to come across some 2nd hand shot for $1 a pound and that would bring it down to $20 per 100. If you build a shot maker and buy your lead on the cheap $.30-.50 you could make it worth while but that's a whole other beast I've been going to build a shot maker for 2 years now I just have'nt got around to it
  3. Branned2011

    Branned2011 Oregon Member

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    Great question and reply...thanks!:thumbup: