Posted 02 April 2007 - 12:46 PM
Lead shot has gone way up in price. I live just a couple of miles from the new Cabela's store they just opened last Summer here in Glendale, Arizona and the lead shot they have is currently selling for just over $33.00 @ 25 pound bag. Back in 1995 my wife and I bought a ton, (80 bags), direct from Larry Scott of Scott Shot in St. George, Utah for $12.00 @ bag, and hauled it home ourself, sagging leaf springs and all. We're still shooting that shot. One of my better buys. One thing I would mention is if you deal with a Trap & Skeet club, be sure the shot is recast and not reclaimed. there is a big difference. Recast shot is gathered from the ground and resmelted and redropped, and is for all intended purposes, new shot. Reclaimed shot is gathered in the same fashion, then just washed and rebagged. It contains a lot of odd shaped pellets, possible contaminates, and isn't worth the small savings. It pays to shoot good shot. It makes no sense to risk scoring the barrel of a $2,000.00 O/U to save $5.00 @ bag on shot. Bill T.