FERNANDINA BEACH, FL. – Americans love a bargain, and shooting enthusiasts are no exception. When it comes to what motivates many handloaders to build their own ammunition, 88 percent of the people polled by ShooterSurvey.com who said they reloaded, cited “saving money” as the key reason. The survey was conducted in September, 2015.
Of the types of ammunition reloaded, 76 percent reload rifle ammo, 64 percent reload for their handguns and 30 percent reload shells for their shotguns.
“Over time, ammunition can be the most expensive aspect to recreational shooting, so it makes sense that avid shooters see reloading as a way to cut cost without cutting time at the range,” says Rob Southwick, president of Southwick Associates, which designs and conducts the surveys at HunterSurvey.com, ShooterSurvey.com and AnglerSurvey.com. “Of course, a key byproduct of saving money through reloading is a person also becomes more knowledgeable about their firearm’s performance and can even potentially achieve better performance by fine-tuning a specific load to their firearm.”
To help continually improve, protect and advance hunting, shooting and other outdoor recreation, all sportsmen and sportswomen are encouraged to participate in the bi-monthly surveys at HunterSurvey.com, ShooterSurvey.com and/or AnglerSurvey.com. Every other month, participants who complete the surveys are entered into a drawing for one of five $100 gift certificates to the sporting goods retailer of their choice.
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About AnglerSurvey.com, HunterSurvey.com and ShooterSurvey.com: Launched in 2006, AnglerSurvey.com, HunterSurvey.com and ShooterSurvey.com help the outdoor equipment industry, government fisheries and wildlife officials and conservation organizations track consumer activities and expenditure trends. Survey results are scientifically analyzed to reflect the attitudes and habits of anglers and hunters across the United States. Follow them on Facebook at http://facebook.com/huntersurvey and http://facebook.com/anglersurvey.