US$ 50 for a 25# bag of West Coast© Magnum shot is the present rate here [DFW] from the distributor that supplies most of the gun clubs and numerous shops in the area. Lawrence is running the same. It was US$ 40.50 prior to the Wuhan virus shutdown(s). There was a recent period of several months where there was no shot available at all! Just prior to that, it was US$ 45, for a brief period. Transportation is a large part of the new cost(s). Was a time there was a tower here. Long gone now, a generations worth anyway. Two or more, for some members of our society.
It was $3/bag when I started reloading for myself in the early 60's or 100#s for $11. Ya got a buck off, when buying four bags.
209 sized shot shell primers have been an issue of late as have some wads and most powders and the new prices are.. attention getting, if you can find any. Just what it is.
Loaded target ammo has also been a large problem; still is in many places. All of it is trickling through and the prices have escalated. If you have no components or are nearing the end of whot you have on hand, it pays to check w/anyone you know that has stopped shooting and see if you can buy what they have left. Otherwise, its belly up to the bar and pay the new 'going rate'. Not shooting has never been a good option as long as you are able to do so. Just saying.
Pretty much nailed it, across the board. Get on I-35 head North to the other end from you and pretty much the same prices. I got lucky and seen the primer issue coming, been to this rodeo before, and picked up 10K Cheddite from BPI before the price increase. But down to 18 bags of shot. Not counting the bags of #9 that I use for ballast on speakers and the swing arm monitor. 9 is about worthless up here in the winter so don't load it. But if push comes to shove.... LOL
Kitco has had spot pricing for lead in the US I've been using them for decands. Just for chits and grins. ~18 years or so ago got stuck making an Intranet page for our team at work. Put the 30 day spot pricing for lead on the home page. Everyone asked what that was for and I told them never mind if I have to explain it to you then you wouldn't understand. Bag of lead was just starting to creep up over $9.99 and lots of people said if it hit $20 they would quit shooting. The ones still alive and in decent health are still shooting.
Transportation costs are through the roof. Shortage of drivers and have you purchased fuel lately?! Ouch. Agree #1 driver in cost is transportation.
The last year lead has spiked a lot, like all raw materials.
However it is not as high as it has been in the past looking at the 5 year average
Mayco Industries now owns both West Coast and Lawrence, they are dropped from the same tower.
Remington is back up and running supposedly the tower is dropping shot 7x24. But they need to fill factory loads before they will be selling us any STS shot. Demand and supply has a lot to do with the price and supply is a bit short right now. I hope Vista doesn't screw this one up. Remington shot is the best I have ever used and can tell the difference with it. Should of, wish would of, purchased a pallet of it when I had the chance to. Never seen it get this bad before at least for everything including wads. Kevin at Downrange is cranking out as many wads as he can now that he can get plastic resin again. Eventually supply will catch up with demand and getting somewhat better in some things but IMO it is going to take a while yet. Fingers crossed that prices will come down and supply will hit a surplus soon. We can hope but I'm not betting on it.