but the initial cost seems so high. I saw a neat little reloading kit this weekend for $275, but that did not include dies, casings, bullets or powder. My question is, how long after I start reloading does it "pay for itself".
I'm not a competitor, yet, and have read that handloading is much better than factory loads. is this true?
As you can tell, I know NOTHING of reloading, but I have been keeping a fair amount of used brass in the hopes I will some day be able to do it. How difficult is it to become a competent reloader? I mean, to the point that I can make consistent batches of reliable ammo, not super high quality stuff.