Purchase new empty / primed cases $18.00/100 - use #209 on reloads $40.00/500 (.18 each)
RedDot Powder - $18.00/1# (7000 / 1# or 388 loads) (.05 each)
Piston Skeet Wads - $15.00/500 or ClayBusters - $12.00/500 (.03 each)
7.5/8/9 shot - $100.00/50# (800 oz = 700+ shells) (.13 each)
Total cost for reloads: (.39 each)
Per box 25: .39 * 25 (9.75 each)
I gotta not agree with all this as I just bought supplies for a lot less..
First off if you are "reloading" then u should be using fired hulls.. Can't RE load something that wasn't loaded before!!!
So there off the bat your down .18$...
What I don't get is where you say use 209 on reloads 40/500.. I would think this is a primer but have never seen them sold in 500 bricks and def not at that price.. I just bought fed 209a for 37.99 for 1k.. So primers are only 4 cents..
As for the shot I have found a guy who orders by the pallet at my local range and he gets a bag for 42 bucks.. Also In these times I practice with 1 oz loads unless it's before I go into a comp then I would switch over right before.. This would be 11 cents a round
I'll agree with your wads and powder prices tho so here's what it looks like..
Total .23 per round..
Total per 25. $5.75
Now yes this isn't taking into consideration hazmat fees or shipping but that stuff usually evens out the local tax on boxes of ammo anyways..
My local dicks sells gun clubs for 6.99 a box.. But they sometimes are on sale for 5.97 and that's the only time I go an buy..
I like reloading, the science and the ability to make hot loads for myself and light ones for my girlfriend..
And remember there's nothing wrong with stocking up on supplies.. For the longest of time this summer I couldn't find target loads.. Only the random game loads that really are to much for my girlfriend.. (She shoots a 12 ga) and this I why I just started to reload myself..
Search online and u can find stuff..
Powder valley inc is a great site..