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Lead shot
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 Posted: Mon Feb 11th, 2008 10:08 PM
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Yep..................... lead shot has gone through the roof and the clouds. I live here in Eau Claire Wisconsin and the best price on magnum lead shot is at Scheels All-Sports.  The brand is American eagle and it's 39.99 for of course a 25lb bag. Gander-Mountain is 44.99. I have not been out to the Rod & Gun club where I shoot trap where the price of lead was lower than at our local sporting goods stores. But a memeber told me it's 43.00 or 44.00 Does any one know whats driving the cost of all these metals up ??????????/ I heard that Remington sold their lead shot operation to someone else but thats as much as I know about that. But I was looking for maybe one significant thing has driven bullets primers etc. to the point of shell schock{no pun} intended to these higher prices. My guess is probly the right one but then again maybe not. Keep'm in X ring Lefty404



 Posted: Thu Feb 14th, 2008 11:55 AM
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Late response, but none the less here goes!

I can tell you that Remington has not sold its lead tower.  It is still working...it's part of their building.  Unless they sell the entire building, it'll be theirs and it'll stay running around the clock.

The cost is another thing.  Fuel price, cost of raw material, and labor are probably the biggest factors.  Labor pretty much is a stable thing at Remington(not a lot of raises given out).  Fuel, it jumps around so much...hard to say what it will be on the way to work this morning.  Raw material is being priced at the Stock Market level, so all those guys purchasing "futures" in New York effect the price of delivered lead and tin at the factory here in Arkansas.

 

It won't even get close to better, stock up now.....rumor has it another price increase across the boards from the ammo manufacturers in the not too distant future.

 

 

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 Posted: Thu Feb 14th, 2008 12:47 PM
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Hello sdb777, thanks for a reply !!! And exactly what I thought about remington tower would have to depart  and move, not possible.  Did not think about the stock market but there ya go. Gold, silver, etc,etc.etc. And gas, here in Eau Claire, Wisconsin is at 309.9 right now, 3 days ago it was 304.9 and 5 days before that it was 309.9 thats at a kwik trip right by my house And haven't seen a tanker truck there sice last week. Any way I still like to load my own. I don't plan on useing the shells that federal has along with some other manufacturers that sell for around $3.69 a box I'll stop right here cause this discussion could go on and on. Good talking to you and have a great day!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Lefty>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>



 Posted: Sat Feb 16th, 2008 03:27 PM
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All scrap metal prices have jumped bcause the Asians are buying our scap metals by the conex load. Think those big containerships are going back to Asia empty after dumping their lead based painted toys on Wal-mart?  No, they are buying all our semi-precious metal and shipping them back home because of the strength of their money against the dollar. 



 Posted: Sat Feb 16th, 2008 03:42 PM
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Lefty, Welcome to HB. We've been having this discussion for some time here. I reload my own too and it's frustrating as hell. Wish I'd have bought a couple of semiloads in 2006. At about $17 a bag the resale value now would have just about sealed my retirement needs after I bought a new Browning 525 of course. At any rate here's the link to the earlier thread in case you are interested. RD

http://www.handloadersbench.com/forum26/3193.html



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