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What is the Max you will pay per box for practice loads?
$6-$8 63%  63%  [ 53 ]
$8-$10 29%  29%  [ 24 ]
$10-$12 5%  5%  [ 4 ]
$12-$14 1%  1%  [ 1 ]
$15 or more 2%  2%  [ 2 ]
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 Post subject: Re: How much will you pay for target ammo? POLL
PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2021 1:45 pm 
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Like the story of the frog boiling in water, what I would not pay for shells today, may become the norm tomorrow. I did not pay the $55 for a pack of 4 boxes at the gun show but I did pay $35 for 4 boxes of heavy Winchester target shells today. I may pay that $55 this summer is nothing changes. I like shooting and I'm not ready to give it up.

I'm upset for having to pay such an increase in prices from a relatively short time ago but I am not going to sell my guns over it. BTW, if ammo is that costly and/or in such short demand, who is going to buy them anyway?



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 Post subject: Re: How much will you pay for target ammo? POLL
PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2021 2:02 pm 
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There is a top end for everything. A round typical round of 100 sporting was $30 in the late 90s, now it is $40. Skeet and trap were $3 now around $5. I doubt people would shoot as much if your typical round of 100 targets was $75.

100 bird competitions were always around $100+, but then fun shoots came into being when enough people got tired of putting purse money into the same pockets.

Once prices for shells crept up a few years back, other players came into the market (RIO, remember that’s all you saw for awhile), and prices came down.

If US shotshell prices keep going up because of market monopolies, someone else will step in. Remember Chinese shotshells?

Of course excessive excise taxes will kill most everything. But people will still pay $8 for a pack of cigarettes, or $12 for a six pack.


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 Post subject: Re: How much will you pay for target ammo? POLL
PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2021 5:22 pm 
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Where is the $5-$6 choice because that is what I have been paying and what I would pay.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2021 5:36 pm 
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I recently paid $75/flat. I can see them getting close to $10/box.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2021 8:11 am 
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My local gun store just got a truck load of shells.

They have Federal Top Gun and Fiocchi for $72 a flat.

I thought it was a bargain by todays pricing.

I bought some last week. I was going back today for more and they were all gone.

They were only selling each customer 5 flats a day.

They told me they had a guy coming in everyday to buy 5 flats.

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 Post subject: Re: How much will you pay for target ammo? POLL
PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2021 4:49 pm 
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I think the log jam is beginning to slowly break. I’m seeing some federals and Winchester super targets trickle in at a couple different places. Once Remington is up at full capacity, the hoarding can resume!


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 Post subject: Re: How much will you pay for target ammo? POLL
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Hwcn wrote:
Where is the $5-$6 choice because that is what I have been paying and what I would pay.


At $5-$6 (Walmart is about the only remaining retail choice), That’s a given. Walmart in most places limit purchases to 1-3 boxes depending on the store.

But if it gets to the decision to shoot or not shoot, I would temporarily go higher. Once it gets to $9, I am out until the price comes down. I think in the old days (25 years ago) AA at Walmart were $5, and the game loads were around $4.


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 Post subject: Re: How much will you pay for target ammo? POLL
PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2021 5:19 pm 
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Walmart is now right at $8 for STS and AAs

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2021 6:01 pm 
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oneounceload wrote:
Walmart is now right at $8 for STS and AAs


They've been near that or more for over a decade.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 27, 2021 8:14 am 
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>>that may be all the catalyst I need to sell my remaining guns<<

I've been thinking the same thing. I'm old enough that if prices stay where they are and/or supplies are tight, I'll just hang it up and call it a day. Sad but true.


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Feeeetask! wrote:
oneounceload wrote:
Walmart is now right at $8 for STS and AAs


They've been near that or more for over a decade.

At mine they were were closer to $7.25, then last year went to ~$7.50 and now ~$7.97, so a slow, but steady, increase.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 27, 2021 1:11 pm 
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I'd pay $8 a box for AA or STS in a heartbeat, if we had any here. :(


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 Post subject: Re: How much will you pay for target ammo? POLL
PostPosted: Tue Mar 02, 2021 6:23 am 
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Walmart is the only store currently keeping the price down, but most are severely limiting purchases. Every other store is charging $8-$10 a box or more.


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1958jr wrote:
Walmart is the only store currently keeping the price down, but most are severely limiting purchases. Every other store is charging $8-$10 a box or more.

How many boxes do they have?


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Its like the lady who would stop and get a lunch sandwich at her favorite place. They were $5.00 each.

On this day they didn't have any.

She went across the street to another place that had the same sandwich.

The guy told her they were $7.00. She told him that they were $5.00 across the street.

He ask her why she didn't get one there. She told him they didn't have any.

He told her that when he didn't have any they were $3.00.

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That’s funny


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If I were buying, I would go $6-$8.



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 06, 2021 7:27 pm 
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I'm new to this and don't shoot as much as most of you. I'll pay what I need to, to continue to shoot. I'm not rich, but I'm also not trying to die rich... When you're on your death bed, I doubt you will be thinking about how much you saved by quitting at $7.50/box. I work so I can have fun.
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I am in my 70s and never had so much excess money in my life, have not had any debt for years. I will probably pay what ever it takes. Right now target shooting is my main hobby and will not give it up. I reload 12 and 28 and have enough supplies to last this year. Cost be damned, I shot over 5000 rounds this past March and February while staying in Az.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 10, 2021 8:19 am 
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wrfish wrote:
I am in my 70s and never had so much excess money in my life, have not had any debt for years. I will probably pay what ever it takes. Right now target shooting is my main hobby and will not give it up. I reload 12 and 28 and have enough supplies to last this year. Cost be damned, I shot over 5000 rounds this past March and February while staying in Az.


Good for you. Keep it up, I hope you inspire others to do the same.




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