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Unread 03-30-2020, 09:47 AM   #1
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The local gun shop where I have been purchasing shot called to advise that they got a new shipment in but only a fraction of that ordered. They were told not to expect to get any more Star shot for a very long time. Apparently the facility in Peru that manufactures Star shot has been shut down indefinitely.
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Well I was fortunate then ! About a month ago I bought twelve bags from a deceased club members wife . So Iíve got that plus what I already had on hand so Iím stocked pretty well .
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Thanks for the heads-up. Peru is in a state emergency due to COVID-19. Hopefully, this is the reason for the shutdown.

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My how times change ! I can remmember when Star Shot first hit the market in the USA and many including myself turned their noses up at it
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I first encountered Star shot around 1986. It seemed to have better consistency when it came to being round compared to domestic brands. It was selling for $8 for 25 pound bag making it a no brainer for skeet and trap singles.
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Roto Metals is still accepting orders, cost a bit more than my local gun shop, but he does not have any price is irrelevant with none on hand.

Surprised their web site accepted the order, Roto is California based although my last shipment did not come from California. Ohio I think.

Will update when and if it arrives.

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I first encountered Star shot around 1986. It seemed to have better consistency when it came to being round compared to domestic brands. It was selling for $8 for 25 pound bag making it a no brainer for skeet and trap singles.
If memory serves in 85-87 or so I was paying $10 a big for regular and $11 for magnum at Fairfax Rod & Gun . That was for REM or WIN brand , then later they had Lawrence . They had a pile of Lawrence Blue Bag #8ís at the local nuke plant back then and they sold it all to someone for $3 @ bag and that person sold it for $5 @ bag . That was supposed to be the cheapest grade of Lawrence and it broke skeet/trap targets well and Iíd hate to admit the number of dove it killed .
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