I think when you look at your OVERALL hunting expenses (lease, shotgun, camo, lodging, transportation, etc) you will find that you shotgun shells are ONE of the LEAST expensive pieces of the equation. We take A LOT of waterfowl hunters out on our places in Arkansas and I can attest to the fact that the Hevishot family of shotgun shells WORK BEST. We simply do not have near the number of cripples and the funny thing is that the hunters SHOOT less shells because they are not crippling the birds with the Hevishot so they are not forced to take repeated CLEAN UP shots to finally kill the bird. It really dawned on me a few years ago when I started noticing that I was not going through nearly as much ammo once I switched to the Hevishot shells.
Just a little food for thought.