I found myself as Bass Pro the other day. I looked down as saw a 25lb bag of chilled lead shot for 59.99. I began to wonder what it cost to reload 12 ga from their prices 25 lb's shot loading 1 1/8 ounce gets you 355 shells per bag box of 1000 primers @ 39.99 cost you .04 each Bag of 500 wads @ 14.99 cost you .03 each 1 lb powder = 7000 grains @ 20.00 12 ga with 20grains you can load 350 shells You can load 14 boxes of 25 before you run out of powder @ 20 gr ea 25 lb shot 59.99 $59.99 350 primers @ .04ea $14.00 350 wads @ .03ea $10.50 1-lb powder $20.00 Sub total $104.49 Plus Sales Tax A box of AA shells @ walmart 7.57 if I remember correctly they were 5.57 last year. $7.57 X 14 boxes 105.98 plus sales tax How many boxes do i have to load to pay for a mec 9000G and my time This assumes you already had the hulls. I hope I figured something wrong.