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    Whose using all those TSX bullets then?

    from the BBC

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-12098576

    The price of copper has hit a new all-time high, rounding off a year in which industrial metals rebounded strongly. It peaked at $9,631.75 per metric tonne on the London Metal Exchange, its highest ever level, before falling back slightly.

    I'm usless at converting tonnes into grains but imagine there must be one heck of a homeloader out there somewhere.
    /l\ Y gwir yn erbyn y byd /l\

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    1 metric tonne = 15 432 358.4 grains

    @ $9,631.75 per tonne that's 1602.24 grains per $

    So before manufacture there's 16 100gr bullets per $'s worth. That means then that a box of 100x 100gr bullets for reloading will be worth $6.25 (4.01) of base material. Add on manufacture costs and multiple shipping charges, at least trebble handling in there too and they're going to sting!


    ps .... I'm **** at maths so the figures are probably a load of pish
    Last edited by Paul at Fechan; 31-12-2010 at 15:25.

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    Cheers Paul! I hate to think what I'll end up paying next time I put in an order for 200 factory loads. I've only just stopped crying over the 175 per hundred I paid last spring.
    /l\ Y gwir yn erbyn y byd /l\

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    Quote Originally Posted by iwrch View Post
    cheers paul! I hate to think what i'll end up paying next time i put in an order for 200 factory loads. I've only just stopped crying over the 175 per hundred i paid last spring.
    Reload

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    I make it a rule that hunting ammo must not cost more than 50p a throw. My reloaded 150gr nosler B'tips work out at about 45p but the bullets don't come from the UK. Yes i'm as tight as a ducks arse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paul at barony View Post
    I make it a rule that hunting ammo must not cost more than 50p a throw.
    That's the going rate for spears up Scotland way, is it?
    /l\ Y gwir yn erbyn y byd /l\

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    My old man always said getting in close makes them count

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iwrch View Post
    That's the going rate for spears up Scotland way, is it?


    I have just been given 63 Barnes TSX to use up, thank you Neil, and am looking forward to seeing how they work. As for 175/100, one of our local stockists (bandits) charged me 1.80 a bang for RWS 140gn's.

    HNY, Simon
    Blindness to suffering is an inherent consequence of natural selection. Nature is neither kind nor cruel but fiercely indifferent.

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    well they charged me 40.70 for ONE box of 20 Remington Express 165 Gr Core-Lockt then the importers wonder why they don't sell more perhaps it's because we are not all millionaires and don't appreciate being ripped off.

    I happen to think that the .78p per round I am paying for federal Fusion 150 Gr in 270 Winchester is more than enough .

    Edit:- forgot to point out the initial box of ammo sent was over 12 years old but still priced at todays prices. The replacement box is fairly new being just shy of 6 years old.
    Last edited by Brithunter; 01-01-2011 at 09:57.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flytie View Post
    ...one of our local stockists (bandits)...
    ...too true!
    /l\ Y gwir yn erbyn y byd /l\

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