All that said, I am loading shells for about 4.45 a box. If I looked hard, I could find ammo for about 5.70 or maybe a little less. That's a significant saving, but not huge. A lot of tournament sporting clays shooters just buy the cheap stuff at Wal-Mart, shoot that, and never bother reloading. A buck and quarter per box is worth it to me. For one thing, finding cheap, low-recoil loads isn't easy. I like the soft-kicking loads for myself and I bring a lot of them to trap practice for high school kids who are getting beaten up by their guns, too. I have a progressive loader that makes a box of shells in about three minutes so it only takes me an hour to save 25.00. And, reloading is fun, especially this time of year.