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TURKEY AMMO GOING UP $$$

Post by GOLD HUNTER » August 5th, 2013, 9:48 pm

I was looking around the web @ basspro and others and WOW :shock: Hevi and Magnum-Blend ammo has gone up BIG TIME !!!

3" is about $29.99 and 3.5 is $32.99 and magnum-blend 3.5 is 34.99 a box @ gandermoutain and its not looking like its going to come down.

http://www.basspro.com/HEVIShot-Magnum- ... /10211133/

http://www.gandermountain.com/modperl/p ... rchID=4006
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Post by Stinky J Picklestein » August 6th, 2013, 12:23 am

Indeed. :(

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Re: TURKEY AMMO GOING UP $$$

Post by Frankinthelaurels » August 6th, 2013, 6:07 am

I'll never pay $35 dollars for 5 shells to harvest any animal...$7.00 a shot to kill a turkey!!!! I'll just be a little patient and wait til he crosses the 40 yard line and kill with the cheapest lead shell I can buy....ridiculous !!

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Re: TURKEY AMMO GOING UP $$$

Post by Gobbler » August 6th, 2013, 6:22 am

Pretty soon we will have to buy our turkey loads from the hand loaders. :mrgreen: Where we can get a deal. :mrgreen:

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Post by drum817 » August 6th, 2013, 7:21 am

I've been thinking about just switching back to Nitros!
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Post by pedro » August 6th, 2013, 8:05 am

i will never buy anymore factory turkey ammo. with the option of loading your own, i see no reason to rely on manufactures for your favorite load.

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Post by Stinky J Picklestein » August 6th, 2013, 9:48 am

By the time I burn through my stockpile, they will be $100 per box anyhow...in the year 2040. ;)

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Post by Grumpy » August 6th, 2013, 10:01 am

A good 3 in. load of 6 shot lead will do the trick every time, anyone shooting over 40 yards, IMO, is just pushing their luck and asking for a wounded runner.
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Post by hawglips » August 6th, 2013, 10:04 am

Frankinthelaurels wrote:I'll never pay $35 dollars for 5 shells to harvest any animal...$7.00 a shot to kill a turkey!!!! I'll just be a little patient and wait til he crosses the 40 yard line and kill with the cheapest lead shell I can buy....ridiculous !!
Man! If all you pay is $7 per animal harvested, that's dang cheap!

I hunted 6 states for turkeys in the last year, and spent $614 for licenses, of which I filled 10 tags. That's $61.40 per bird (and it was that cheap only because I own lifetime licenses in two of them, which aren't amortized into my figures). Then I spent heaven knows how much on gas -- I figure about $685 for gas, or $98 for each of the 7 birds I drove to hunt. And then the birds I flew to hunt cost me another $700 (3 tags filled), or $233 a piece. Not to mention the $2000 spent on leases, on which only 3 birds were killed, or $667 per bird. And even the food and drink I consumed while on these hunts come to approx $12 per bird.

Licenses: $61.40 per bird
Gas: $98 per bird
Leases: $667 per bird
Airfare and related: $233 per bird
Food and drink: $12 per bird
shells: $7 per bird

And all that even though 4 of the 10 birds were killed on public land. And that's not counting the calls, camo, and other equipment I bought, as well as the guns I hunted with. If I included all that in there, that's who knows how much more per bird!

And of all the stuff I hunt with, the shells are by far the best investment, in terms of performance boost per dollar spent.

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Post by hoobilly » August 6th, 2013, 10:23 am

hawglips wrote:
Frankinthelaurels wrote:I'll never pay $35 dollars for 5 shells to harvest any animal...$7.00 a shot to kill a turkey!!!! I'll just be a little patient and wait til he crosses the 40 yard line and kill with the cheapest lead shell I can buy....ridiculous !!
Man! If all you pay is $7 per animal harvested, that's dang cheap!

I hunted 6 states for turkeys in the last year, and spent $614 for licenses, of which I filled 10 tags. That's $61.40 per bird (and it was that cheap only because I own lifetime licenses in two of them, which aren't amortized into my figures). Then I spent heaven knows how much on gas -- I figure about $685 for gas, or $98 for each of the 7 birds I drove to hunt. And then the birds I flew to hunt cost me another $700 (3 tags filled), or $233 a piece. Not to mention the $2000 spent on leases, on which only 3 birds were killed, or $667 per bird. And even the food and drink I consumed while on these hunts come to approx $12 per bird.

Licenses: $61.40 per bird
Gas: $98 per bird
Leases: $667 per bird
Airfare and related: $233 per bird
Food and drink: $12 per bird
shells: $7 per bird

And all that even though 4 of the 10 birds were killed on public land. And that's not counting the calls, camo, and other equipment I bought, as well as the guns I hunted with. If I included all that in there, that's who knows how much more per bird!

And of all the stuff I hunt with, the shells are by far the best investment, in terms of performance boost per dollar spent.
what he says +1

when it gets down to it, the ammo will be the cheapest investment

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Post by Jamey » August 6th, 2013, 10:57 am

But but but Hal, think of all the money you could have saved if you had killed your turkeys with $3 shells. :)

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Post by hawglips » August 6th, 2013, 11:51 am

Jamey wrote:But but but Hal, think of all the money you could have saved if you had killed your turkeys with $3 shells. :)

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Post by Gobbler » August 6th, 2013, 12:21 pm

I hope John Doe doesn't read this ...He'll open up a can of Whip A$$. :lol:

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Post by Johndoe » August 6th, 2013, 1:13 pm

WHOOOP AZZZ
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There are no numbers on any of my clocks below 8. Then all of a sudden, 2 days before turkey season they appear. Then right after the season they disappear.
What's up with that

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Post by Johndoe » August 6th, 2013, 1:35 pm

hawglips wrote:
Frankinthelaurels wrote:I'll never pay $35 dollars for 5 shells to harvest any animal...$7.00 a shot to kill a turkey!!!! I'll just be a little patient and wait til he crosses the 40 yard line and kill with the cheapest lead shell I can buy....ridiculous !!
Man! If all you pay is $7 per animal harvested, that's dang cheap!

I hunted 6 states for turkeys in the last year, and spent $614 for licenses, of which I filled 10 tags. That's $61.40 per bird (and it was that cheap only because I own lifetime licenses in two of them, which aren't amortized into my figures). Then I spent heaven knows how much on gas -- I figure about $685 for gas, or $98 for each of the 7 birds I drove to hunt. And then the birds I flew to hunt cost me another $700 (3 tags filled), or $233 a piece. Not to mention the $2000 spent on leases, on which only 3 birds were killed, or $667 per bird. And even the food and drink I consumed while on these hunts come to approx $12 per bird.

Licenses: $61.40 per bird
Gas: $98 per bird
Leases: $667 per bird
Airfare and related: $233 per bird
Food and drink: $12 per bird
shells: $7 per bird

And all that even though 4 of the 10 birds were killed on public land. And that's not counting the calls, camo, and other equipment I bought, as well as the guns I hunted with. If I included all that in there, that's who knows how much more per bird!

And of all the stuff I hunt with, the shells are by far the best investment, in terms of performance boost per dollar spent.

Amen
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There are no numbers on any of my clocks below 8. Then all of a sudden, 2 days before turkey season they appear. Then right after the season they disappear.
What's up with that

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Re: TURKEY AMMO GOING UP $$$

Post by Gobbler » August 6th, 2013, 2:13 pm

Handloaders don't look at cost. There is no way to put a price on your own recipe penetrating through a soup can at 60 yards.
Right Goldhunter?

PS how much for some of those magical 20's I heard about? :mrgreen:

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Post by GOLD HUNTER » August 6th, 2013, 2:50 pm

no money can buy the look I got from Ricky after the shot them. :mrgreen:
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Post by vaturkey » August 6th, 2013, 3:31 pm

GOLD HUNTER wrote:no money can buy the look I got from Ricky after the shot them. :mrgreen:
Your right about that Brian !! I thought my eyes were playing tricks on me when we walked up to the patterns. Im about to bust a gut to kill a bird with them !! You the man Brian & I truely respect your knowlege of handloading. And Hal your recipes are better than Paula Deans !! :thumbup:






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Post by GOLD HUNTER » August 6th, 2013, 3:57 pm

yep you got that right, Hal is the man of TSS....... you can't cook up a better recipes for turkeys just don't eatum !!! :pukeleft:
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Post by CamoMan4025 » August 6th, 2013, 4:03 pm

Hey Gobbler, I think once Gold Hunter and Ricky load up like 100 rounds or so..............we execute that search warrant that I've been working on. If they cooperate with us then they won't be banned off of GN :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Post by GOLD HUNTER » August 6th, 2013, 4:04 pm

CamoMan4025 wrote:Hey Gobbler, I think once Gold Hunter and Ricky load up like 100 rounds or so..............we execute that search warrant that I've been working on. If they cooperate with us then they won't be banned off of GN :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
then we only maken 99 :tongue:
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Post by CamoMan4025 » August 6th, 2013, 4:48 pm

GOLD HUNTER wrote:
CamoMan4025 wrote:Hey Gobbler, I think once Gold Hunter and Ricky load up like 100 rounds or so..............we execute that search warrant that I've been working on. If they cooperate with us then they won't be banned off of GN :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
then we only maken 99 :tongue:
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Post by Gobbler » August 6th, 2013, 6:17 pm

:lol: :lol:

Hey Kevin, Can I ride with you. I took a Criminal justice class in 12 th grade. Wait maybe it was drivers ed. :mrgreen:

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Post by vaturkey » August 6th, 2013, 7:49 pm

CamoMan4025 wrote:Hey Gobbler, I think once Gold Hunter and Ricky load up like 100 rounds or so..............we execute that search warrant that I've been working on. If they cooperate with us then they won't be banned off of GN :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Post by vaturkey » August 6th, 2013, 7:53 pm

Gobbler wrote:Handloaders don't look at cost. There is no way to put a price on your own recipe penetrating through a soup can at 60 yards.
Right Goldhunter?

PS how much for some of those magical 20's I heard about? :mrgreen:
Brian needs to bring out the Brass Home Interior trash can that I shot @ 40 yds with the 20 & HW 7's

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