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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-30-2011, 12:22 AM Thread Starter
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shotgun shell reloading

I was looking into maybe getting into reloading shotgun shells for hunting and some trap shootin. I was wondering if you guys thought that it was worth getting into or not all your advice would be appreaciated. thanks
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-30-2011, 01:43 AM
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Re: shotgun shell reloading

Sure I think it is, if you shoot quite a few shells...........there is some cost comparison threads here somewhere, Ill try and find them....

I couldnt find them, but anyhow I can load a load similar to Remington or Federal 7 1/2 HB for around 7 bucks a box, compared to 12-18 dollars a box store yea it saves me some money, and I actually get a better quality load.....

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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-30-2011, 04:26 AM
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Re: shotgun shell reloading

Here is a place to get all kind of shotgun reloading components... From buckshot to sabots to wads, to copper plated, nickel plated shot and even the presses and crimping tools too.
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Re: shotgun shell reloading

It really isn't worth it if you are only going to reload 12 ga shells. Even most competitive shooters who are shooting 1000's of rounds a year have given up on loading 12 and 20 ga. The price of lead is too high to justify it. Most hunters shoot less than three boxes of shells a year (unless dove hunting) and good trap and skeet loads can be bought for $5 a box (and they make good dove loads, too)

Just being honest here. Reloading is fun, but not worth it in 12 ga any more.
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-16-2011, 04:41 PM
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Re: shotgun shell reloading

My personnel experience, I loaded shot shells for 30 years, the price of components especially shot drove me out of it, I sold my loader and the components dirt cheap on one of the forums, only after reducing the price of it. For what Wally world wants for skeet shot its pretty hard justifying loading shot shells.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-19-2011, 11:16 PM
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Re: shotgun shell reloading

Probably won't save too much money unless you shoot a high volume, but I reload because I enjoy it, I enjoy shooting loads that I made and because I can create loads that are hard to find and which I prefer.
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