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Clay Cartridge prices.

  • 29-05-2021 5:47pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 121 ✭✭ Steel rain


    What prices is everyone paying per 1000 clay cartridges at the moment?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 473 ✭✭ The pigeon man


    €65 per slab for F blacks and €60 per slab for eley Olympic blues.


  • Registered Users Posts: 121 ✭✭ Steel rain


    €65 per slab for F blacks and €60 per slab for eley Olympic blues.

    Think my local rfds prices have gone up alot in the last month, fiocchi tt1 gone from €55 to €65 a slab and eley blues gone from €58 to €68.50 a slab.he is blaming brexit for the hikes.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,772 ✭✭✭ meathstevie


    Steel rain wrote: »
    Think my local rfds prices have gone up alot in the last month, fiocchi tt1 gone from €55 to €65 a slab and eley blues gone from €58 to €68.50 a slab.he is blaming brexit for the hikes.

    Eley are British so Brexit does play a part. Fiocchi are Italian so there’s really no reason why they should come through UK distribution channels. Even if they’re transported through the UK there’s still such as thing as transit in sealed containers/lorries that doesn’t attract tariffs or duties.


  • Registered Users Posts: 121 ✭✭ Steel rain


    Eley are British so Brexit does play a part. Fiocchi are Italian so there’s really no reason why they should come through UK distribution channels. Even if they’re transported through the UK there’s still such as thing as transit in sealed containers/lorries that doesn’t attract tariffs or duties.

    I think price gouging is starting to come into this with some of the dealers jumping on the price of everything is going up lads so just deal with it basically.time to shop around I think.


  • Registered Users Posts: 655 ✭✭✭ ace86


    Eley are British so Brexit does play a part. Fiocchi are Italian so there’s really no reason why they should come through UK distribution channels. Even if they’re transported through the UK there’s still such as thing as transit in sealed containers/lorries that doesn’t attract tariffs or duties.
    Got gamebore velocity from don McKay in Ballistech €240/1000
    Hull pro one 300 270/100 ray sampson
    Knocknagoshel have a lot of cartridges in at the moment ranging from €240 roughly and upwards depending on the brand.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 121 ✭✭ Steel rain


    ace86 wrote: »
    Got gamebore velocity from don McKay in Ballistech €240/1000
    Hull pro one 300 270/100 ray sampson
    Knocknagoshel have a lot of cartridges in at the moment ranging from €240 roughly and upwards depending on the brand.

    Seems prices have gone up in most places so with €240 a 1000 been the new starting mark.
    How are those Hull pro ones going for you,are they smooth to shoot?


  • Registered Users Posts: 655 ✭✭✭ ace86


    Steel rain wrote: »
    Seems prices have gone up in most places so with €240 a 1000 been the new starting mark.
    How are those Hull pro ones going for you,are they smooth to shoot?
    Ya they are very smooth a lot nicer to shoot then the pro ones themselves which have good hitting power but I feel them a bit punchy to be honest. You won’t go wrong with hull to be honest


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,575 ✭✭✭ ZiabR


    €65 per slab for F blacks and €60 per slab for eley Olympic blues.

    Where are you getting Eley for 60 a slab now after brexit? I was shooting them for a year and was paying 250 for 1000. Now they are gone up to 292 for 1000. I moved to Cheddite T3, 250 for 1000 but I would have preferred to shoot Eley. Im not paying almost 50 euro extra for Eley.


  • Registered Users Posts: 436 ✭✭ JP22


    Steel rain wrote: »
    I think price gouging is starting to come into this with some of the dealers jumping on the price of everything is going up lads so just deal with it basically.time to shop around I think.

    Never mind ammo, lots of everyday items incl fuel's have increased quietly over past 18 months, Covid period.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,280 ✭✭✭ tudderone


    JP22 wrote: »
    Never mind ammo, lots of everyday items incl fuel's have increased quietly over past 18 months, Covid period.

    And Brexit. Its put 6k on a container of goods going to tesco. That has to be passed on to the consumer.But sure the celtic tiger is roaring again so no one minds.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 10,179 ✭✭✭✭ BattleCorp


    tudderone wrote: »
    And Brexit. Its put 6k on a container of goods going to tesco. That has to be passed on to the consumer.But sure the celtic tiger is roaring again so no one minds.

    T'will be a short lived tiger. This pandemic still has to be paid for.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,280 ✭✭✭ tudderone


    BattleCorp wrote: »
    T'will be a short lived tiger. This pandemic still has to be paid for.

    Gerrout of dat, he'll roar for years...................until he falls flat on his mush like he did the last time !


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,772 ✭✭✭ meathstevie


    BattleCorp wrote: »
    T'will be a short lived tiger. This pandemic still has to be paid for.

    Not necessarily, if Europe and the US can curtail speculation against each other’s currencies you can pretty much keep “quantitative easing” for a good while yet. Never mind the Chinese in that picture, they’ve probably been cooking the books for the last two decades anyway.


  • Registered Users Posts: 436 ✭✭ JP22


    Not necessarily, if Europe and the US can curtail speculation against each other’s currencies you can pretty much keep “quantitative easing” for a good while yet. Never mind the Chinese in that picture, they’ve probably been cooking the books for the last two decades anyway.

    Not sure of that, Covid or no Covid I would hate to see the state of our finance books.


  • Registered Users Posts: 473 ✭✭ The pigeon man


    ZiabR wrote: »
    Where are you getting Eley for 60 a slab now after brexit? I was shooting them for a year and was paying 250 for 1000. Now they are gone up to 292 for 1000. I moved to Cheddite T3, 250 for 1000 but I would have preferred to shoot Eley. Im not paying almost 50 euro extra for Eley.

    It was a probably a year since I bought them with the lockdown. Looking now I used to get eley Olympic blues in outdoor sports for €55 a slab in 2019. They're now €70. Massive price increases.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,280 ✭✭✭ tudderone


    It seems there is a worldwide shipping container and ship shortage, driving up prices. The price of steel has up twice recently, and may do again shortly.




  • Registered Users Posts: 310 ✭✭ no_4


    Cheapest I found in 2020 for trap shooting in between lockdowns were basic Tunet universelle at 55 a slab, they are now 65 in same shop And they tell me they will go to 70

    Personally I’ll go back to my fiocchi and gamebore which are better shells and have ‘only ‘ gone up 5 a slab, and I’ll be buying a lot less of them


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,575 ✭✭✭ ZiabR


    It was a probably a year since I bought them with the lockdown. Looking now I used to get eley Olympic blues in outdoor sports for €55 a slab in 2019. They're now €70. Massive price increases.

    Its a right pain alright. We really do get ripped off in this country. I have an uncle in the UK and I have shot with him at his club. 25 pounds gets you your cartridges/clays and some lunch.


  • Registered Users Posts: 49 ESetter


    You would think that it should be possible to import cartridges directly from europe, RC/Fiocchi/etc and avoid the UK altogether. If i never again saw an ELEY cartridge it would not bother me. Maybe our market is too small for a direct shipment from Europe?


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,575 ✭✭✭ ZiabR


    Fiocchi, Cheddite etc are Italian so we really shouldn't be seeing an increase in price on these. There is no reason for an Irish RFD to be importing these from the UK. Makes no sense.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,280 ✭✭✭ tudderone


    ZiabR wrote: »
    Fiocchi, Cheddite etc are Italian so we really shouldn't be seeing an increase in price on these. There is no reason for an Irish RFD to be importing these from the UK. Makes no sense.

    Because we are a tiny market tacked onto the British market as far as a lot of European manufacturers are concerned. Look up a lot of Irish agents for shooting goods and accessories, its usually someone in the UK. We're just not a big enough market to bother with.


  • Registered Users Posts: 991 ✭✭✭ Gorgeousgeorge


    tudderone wrote: »
    Because we are a tiny market tacked onto the British market as far as a lot of European manufacturers are concerned. Look up a lot of Irish agents for shooting goods and accessories, its usually someone in the UK. We're just not a big enough market to bother with.

    Lakelands buy fiocchi and rc direct from the manufacturer. Comes in a container all the way from Italy.

    Courtlough do the very same with Cheddite


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,182 ✭✭✭ Feisar


    tudderone wrote: »
    Because we are a tiny market tacked onto the British market as far as a lot of European manufacturers are concerned. Look up a lot of Irish agents for shooting goods and accessories, its usually someone in the UK. We're just not a big enough market to bother with.

    I sent a scope to Sightron for a reticle change recently. The told me to ship it to Optics Warehouse in the UK.

    First they came for the socialists...



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,261 ✭✭✭ garrettod


    tudderone wrote: »

    ..... sure the celtic tiger is roaring again so no one minds.

    Roaring, or just getting overly excited about getting back into a better garden again? :)

    Thanks,

    G.



  • Registered Users Posts: 698 ✭✭✭ Uinseann_16


    tudderone wrote: »
    Because we are a tiny market tacked onto the British market as far as a lot of European manufacturers are concerned. Look up a lot of Irish agents for shooting goods and accessories, its usually someone in the UK. We're just not a big enough market to bother with.

    Sellier and Bellot had a rep here
    Lots of Italian cartridge companies RC, fiocchi etc will whip direct to Irish dealers as said above
    Problem is it was always easier to just order from the UK took less effort
    Nothing to do with market size , a company is happy to sell a few extra containers direct from factory to Ireland


  • Registered Users Posts: 6 Kildare997


    Almost a year on, what are you paying per 1000 shells now lads? I haven't been shooting clays much over the past 2/3 years but picking it up again now. It's clearly been a while since the days of paying 50 quid a slab...



  • Registered Users Posts: 473 ✭✭ The pigeon man


    Prices are gone through the roof. The "cheap" cartridges are around €70 a slab



  • Registered Users Posts: 991 ✭✭✭ Gorgeousgeorge


    Yep 70 for lite speed and olympic blues. Fiocchi f3 80 a slab.

    Irish shooting sports doing good deals on the clever t2 I think



  • Registered Users Posts: 655 ✭✭✭ ace86


    Yes Knocknagoshel getting a large shipment of Clevers in this week, not a big fan of them prefer fiocchi more so fiocchi TT ones myself find them a good hard hitting cartridge.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 655 ✭✭✭ ace86


    Hi everyone I’m just curious are people finding it hard to get trap cartridges at the moment from what I hear there’s a limited supply coming in and some dealers are sold out in the space of a 2/3 weeks once they land while others will only sell a slab at a time?



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