OK, I've dug out another set of antique sporting magazines. This time, I'm browsing the Jan. 1917 editions of "Arms and the Man" - an NRA magazine. I stumbled across an article on reloading in the Jan 18, 1917 edition
which states that a box of 100-count new rifle cartridges is $6, which puts off all but the well off from shooting a lot. However, reloading your cartridges can reduce the price to a much more attractive $2.10 - $2.50 per 100.
Hmm... $6 per 100 sounds pretty good to me but what does the good ol' Inflation Calculator say? Well... turns out that $6 in 1917 is roughly the equivalent to $135 in 2017. OUCH!
And what of that much more attractive $2.10? Well, how does $35 per 100 sound to you?
Egads! We are indeed living in a golden age.
Peace favor your sword,
The Cheapskate's Guide to Gun Cleaning and Maintenance
- "You shouldn't have to spend thousands of dollars on expensive gun cleaning and maintenance products. Find out how to save money with inexpensive alternatives that work just as well."
“Now is the hand in his owne course more swifter then the foot or eye, therefore within distance the eye is deceived, & judgement is lost” - George Silver, Paradoxes of Defence, 1599