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epic1856 04-04-2013 10:01 AM

Who is Shooting More Than Me?
 
between now and early October I'm forecasting tho shoot 5,750 rounds of shotgun shells. This is only registered and non-registered shoots. Does not include practice (probably another 1,000)

My trend line per month:
http://uploader.blair-cook.com/files...n-Shooting.jpg

alfred1222 04-04-2013 10:34 AM

I shoot more than you. Last year was 12,000 shells, this year will be closer to 14,000. From January 1st to April 1st, I've shot 6,000 shells

epic1856 04-04-2013 11:23 AM

nice, you reload? What shotgun(s) are you using?

Newshooter 04-04-2013 12:26 PM

I am in for at least 12,000 shells this year between trap and sporting clays. Registered, non-registered, practice, fun and etc...

The only way I can do this is to reload.

Capybara 04-04-2013 1:08 PM

So we know where your retirement accounts are! Ammo baby!

Khanan 04-04-2013 3:40 PM

Please don't make me think about this. I will quit shooting if I actually calculate how much I shoot.

ysr_racer 04-04-2013 3:50 PM

Are we talking about trap, skeet or sporting clays ?

RayPDA 04-04-2013 5:20 PM

For practice/fun, registered NSCA, trap club shoots, skeet, etc....both in my guns and those of others (does include rounds shot thru mine by others).



Month Rounds
Jan-12 922
Feb-12 643
Mar-12 1171
Apr-12 1105
May-12 1334
Jun-12 942
Jul-12 900
Aug-12 959
Sep-12 1055
Oct-12 732
Nov-12 1373
Dec-12 969
Jan-13 1284
Feb-13 997
Mar-13 973


Average: 1023.9 over the last 15 months. Mostly 12 ga., but the 20s do come out and play every so often.


I'm fortunate to be able to shoot a fair amount...but still a bit envious of those who run 1k plus in shells/targets in competition alone..they're troopers! Then there's guys like YSR who get to travel to all sorts of cool places and then shoot...

sundayduffer 04-04-2013 9:04 PM

300-400 shells a week is all i can afford. I dont reload.

alfred1222 04-04-2013 9:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by epic1856 (Post 11000782)
nice, you reload? What shotgun(s) are you using?

Ya, I buy powder and shot buy the 55 gallon drum, and I get 8-10 reloads with my win AA or rem gun club hulls. I use 17.6 gr of Alliant Extra-Light with a clay busts CL0078-12 wad and Fiochi 616 primers. I shoot a browning 625 sporting, but I'm buying a kolar max skeet in the next month or so! Reloading is the only way I can shoot as much as I do, the older guys at the club got me started and than I saved and made the investments to get everything in bulk

r1ghtw1ng 04-04-2013 9:37 PM

For you 12g reloaders: how much does each reloaded shell come out to be (not counting reloading equipment, just raw materials)? Assume shells are free.

Factory 12g shells cost me about $.25/ea. Then again, i only shoot about 50-100 shells/month.

alfred1222 04-04-2013 9:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by r1ghtw1ng (Post 11006171)
For you 12g reloaders: how much does each reloaded shell come out to be (not counting reloading equipment, just raw materials)? Assume shells are free.

Factory 12g shells cost me about $.25/ea. Then again, i only shoot about 50-100 shells/month.

I'm at $2.50-$3 a box, but I'm loading loads that would cost approximately $10 a box from the local range

Thefeeder 04-04-2013 11:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by alfred1222 (Post 11006323)
I'm at $2.50-$3 a box, but I'm loading loads that would cost approximately $10 a box from the local range


How are you able to get it that low per box? Are you buying reclaimed shot and military powder..?

alfred1222 04-05-2013 6:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Thefeeder (Post 11007073)
How are you able to get it that low per box? Are you buying reclaimed shot and military powder..?

Wads: $9.99 per 500 = $.50 a box

Primers: $20 per 1000 = $.50 a box

Hulls: Free

Powder: $12 per pound when bought in bulk = $.76 a box

Shot: $.55 a pound for bulk, reclaimed, redropped, regraphited lead = $.751 a box

Total cost= $2.51 per box. If I have to buy hulls, that will take me to the $3.50 a box range

epic1856 04-05-2013 7:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by alfred1222 (Post 11005974)
Ya, I buy powder and shot buy the 55 gallon drum

You buy it locally, online? I've seen powder is 8 lb kegs, but not a drum. 55 gal drum of shot must literally weigh a ton.

alfred1222 04-05-2013 8:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by epic1856 (Post 11008081)
You buy it locally, online? I've seen powder is 8 lb kegs, but not a drum. 55 gal drum of shot must literally weigh a ton.

I contact the company I want to buy from and place a group buy order in bulk. I shoot skeet 3 times a week with about 20 different guys, all of whom reload and who have resources to do group buys

r1ghtw1ng 04-05-2013 10:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by alfred1222 (Post 11006323)
I'm at $2.50-$3 a box, but I'm loading loads that would cost approximately $10 a box from the local range

Very nice. I don't shoot that kind of volume to justify reloading 12g, but I'll put that info on the back burner... maybe one day.

Newshooter 04-05-2013 4:28 PM

I buy all of my reloading supplies in bulk as well. I am fortunate to get all of my components from Oregon. The shot is new and I buy 8# kegs of powder. I reload for between $3.00 to $3.50 for shells equal to a AA or STS.

My loads are 1 oz #7.5 or #8, Cheddite primers, Downrange wad, gun club or STS hull, and 18 grains of Hodgdon clays. I load on a MEC 9000 progressive and can get a flat done in a little over an hour. If you don't buy in bulk, it may not be worth it to reload.

alfred1222 04-05-2013 9:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Newshooter (Post 11013097)
I buy all of my reloading supplies in bulk as well. I am fortunate to get all of my components from Oregon. The shot is new and I buy 8# kegs of powder. I reload for between $3.00 to $3.50 for shells equal to a AA or STS.

My loads are 1 oz #7.5 or #8, Cheddite primers, Downrange wad, gun club or STS hull, and 18 grains of Hodgdon clays. I load on a MEC 9000 progressive and can get a flat done in a little over an hour. If you don't buy in bulk, it may not be worth it to reload.

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