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Walker 07-03-2022 10:07 AM

Lead shot??
 
Holy moly. There is none to be had in the San Antonio area. I'm looking for 7.5 shot and the best I've found online comes to about$90/25lbs shipped. Outrageous but the price of shells is even more outrageous.

M16 07-03-2022 10:36 AM

Have you tried Trainer Hale Supply?

Walker 07-03-2022 10:46 AM

Thanks. I'll give them a call Tuesday.

Texas Grown 07-03-2022 11:16 AM

It was hard to find last year, with all the shortages. I'd see one or two bags now and then. Some of the loose buck was plentiful on line. New hulls were very limited, if you could find some. Same with once fired hulls. Wads were hit or miss pending what you needed.

M16 07-03-2022 11:18 AM

https://www.ballisticproducts.com/BA...ductinfo/UB75/


https://www.precisionreloading.com/c...l=SH&i=LMAG712

Walker 07-03-2022 11:20 AM

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Originally Posted by Texas Grown (Post 16284294)
It was hard to find last year, with all the shortages. I'd see one or two bags now and then. Some of the loose buck was plentiful on line. New hulls were very limited, if you could find some. Same with once fired hulls. Wads were hit or miss pending what you needed.

I've got a couple thousand 12's and 20's AA once fired hulls, almost a thousand primers and a few wads and enought powder. I haven't bothered to reload in several years but the shelf prices make it worth while now.

Artos 07-03-2022 11:48 AM

FWIW with tax that is what you pay for good target shells locally...I prefer a 1oz 1180fps for hunting.
Plenty of 7.5 but no 8’s for the occasional clays.

Texas Grown 07-03-2022 12:55 PM

I have ordered from Precision Reloading and Ballistic Products, for both shotty and center fire in the past. Did last year as well to get set up on steel, so I'll never be out of steel/no tox shells again.



Walker, watch those 12ga AA hulls. They changed them up a few years ago. I used to use them all the time back in the '80s-90s when they were a one piece injection molded hull. Those were great hulls! New ones are a two piece bonded hull. Slight difference in the base.

Walker 07-03-2022 01:36 PM

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Originally Posted by Texas Grown (Post 16284375)
I have ordered from Precision Reloading and Ballistic Products, for both shotty and center fire in the past. Did last year as well to get set up on steel, so I'll never be out of steel/no tox shells again.



Walker, watch those 12ga AA hulls. They changed them up a few years ago. I used to use them all the time back in the '80s-90s when they were a one piece injection molded hull. Those were great hulls! New ones are a two piece bonded hull. Slight difference in the base.

All my aa's are at least 15 years old. I collected them when my daughter worked at San Antonio Gun Club.

Walker 07-03-2022 01:37 PM

Oh, I have found shot online but shipping is a killer.

Artos 07-03-2022 01:44 PM

https://ammoseek.com/ammo/12-gauge

ClayW 07-03-2022 01:47 PM

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Originally Posted by Walker (Post 16284271)
Thanks. I'll give them a call Tuesday.

They have plenty ;)b

RifleBowPistol 07-03-2022 02:35 PM

You might try looking on facebook market place, I think I saw a guy selling quite a few bags on there, earlier this week. If so, the guy is in the San Antonio area.

I have 250 lbs. of shot, but it's not for sale, it's all nicely sealed up in some steel tubing, that I use as ballast for my car. Vern probably has some, he has some good connections on shot shells and components.

kmitchl 07-04-2022 09:29 AM

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Originally Posted by M16 (Post 16284265)
Have you tried Trainer Hale Supply?

I called last week. They have 8 & 9 lead shot. Did not ask about 7-1/2 or anything larger. Call before you go. They keep some irregular shop hours.

Walker 07-04-2022 09:36 AM

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Originally Posted by kmitchl (Post 16285066)
I called last week. They have 8 & 9 lead shot. Did not ask about 7-1/2 or anything larger.

Thanks. I'll call them tomorrow. #8 will work on clays and doves. Sucks for quail.

M16 07-04-2022 10:40 AM

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Originally Posted by Walker (Post 16285074)
Thanks. I'll call them tomorrow. #8 will work on clays and doves. Sucks for quail.

Maybe on blue quail but Iíve dined on lots of bobwhites shot with #8.

RifleBowPistol 07-04-2022 09:27 PM

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Originally Posted by M16 (Post 16285146)
Maybe on blue quail but Iíve dined on lots of bobwhites shot with #8.

Yep, 7 1/2 and 8 will work on bobs, but blues, you better hit hard, or they will find a rat tunnel or a rabbit hole. Then you ain't recovering them.

BLACKFINTURKEY 07-05-2022 01:59 PM

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Originally Posted by Walker (Post 16285074)
Thanks. I'll call them tomorrow. #8 will work on clays and doves. Sucks for quail.

I can go by and pick some up from them if you need Iím just down the road.

Walker 07-05-2022 02:02 PM

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Originally Posted by BLACKFINTURKEY (Post 16286491)
I can go by and pick some up from them if you need Iím just down the road.

Appreciate the offer. I go by there all the time to pick up my grandkids in Kingsbury. And they are closed til thursday

BLACKFINTURKEY 07-05-2022 08:42 PM

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Originally Posted by Walker (Post 16286493)
Appreciate the offer. I go by there all the time to pick up my grandkids in Kingsbury. And they are closed til thursday

No problem anytime!

ClayW 07-07-2022 05:04 PM

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Originally Posted by Walker (Post 16286493)
Appreciate the offer. I go by there all the time to pick up my grandkids in Kingsbury. And they are closed til thursday


Well??

What do they have in stock?

Any 572 powder?

Walker 07-07-2022 05:11 PM

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Originally Posted by ClayW (Post 16289673)
Well??

What do they have in stock?

Any 572 powder?

Went today and got 2 bags of shot, 20ga AA wads. And 12ga AA wads. They had quite a bit of shot and wads. Said he had shotgun primers in packs of 1000. I never knew that place existed. 5 stand range, skeet rangs, rifle range and I even saw some archery targets. Didn't really look for any other stuff.

Texas Grown 07-07-2022 05:48 PM

Wish WW still made the WW-540 powder. That was some great stuff in 1-1/18 to 1-1/4oz from AA hulls with a W209 and AA12 wad.

Walker 07-07-2022 05:52 PM

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Originally Posted by Texas Grown (Post 16289727)
Wish WW still made the WW-540 powder. That was some great stuff in 1-1/18 to 1-1/4oz from AA hulls with a W209 and AA12 wad.

I've been shooting International Clay's in both 12 and 20's for years. Shoots good and pretty darn clean.

ClayW 07-07-2022 06:49 PM

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Originally Posted by Walker (Post 16289684)
Went today and got 2 bags of shot, 20ga AA wads. And 12ga AA wads. They had quite a bit of shot and wads. Said he had shotgun primers in packs of 1000. I never knew that place existed. 5 stand range, skeet rangs, rifle range and I even saw some archery targets. Didn't really look for any other stuff.


Nice

Itís a sweet a little spot!

M16 07-07-2022 10:35 PM

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Originally Posted by Texas Grown (Post 16289727)
Wish WW still made the WW-540 powder. That was some great stuff in 1-1/18 to 1-1/4oz from AA hulls with a W209 and AA12 wad.

Did you know that ww540 is the same powder as Hodgdon HS6?


https://www.hodgdonreloading.com/hodgdon/hodgdon-hs-6

Texas Grown 07-08-2022 04:41 AM

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Originally Posted by M16 (Post 16290109)
Did you know that ww540 is the same powder as Hodgdon HS6?





https://www.hodgdonreloading.com/hodgdon/hodgdon-hs-6

Yeah, I've read that. I guess I just naturally resist the thought of WW being bought out. Along with every thing else being consolidated.

The fish are biting and there's hogs to be kill-t. Gotta go!

Texas Grown 07-08-2022 04:45 AM

But thanks for the thought. :)

The fish are biting and there's hogs to be kill-t. Gotta go!

kmitchl 07-08-2022 11:22 AM

Ballistic Products is running a sale on shipping for shot. Up to 50# for $19.99. Still too expensive for me but maybe it works for you. May need to take out a second mortgage to buy fuel to go to Trainer Hale.

Walker 07-08-2022 11:27 AM

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Originally Posted by kmitchl (Post 16290513)
Ballistic Products is running a sale on shipping for shot. Up to 50# for $19.99. Still too expensive for me but maybe it works for you. May need to take out a second mortgage to buy fuel to go to Trainer Hale.

I think the shot was around $56 at Trainer Hale.


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