Whoops! That's what I get for posting when I'm sleepy.
My quoted price on primers should have stated a 1000, not 500.
I got those component figures from Midway USA by the way.
I'm planning to go to a local gun dealer on my lunch break tomorrow to see what they charge for powder, primers, etc.. Last time I checked they still carried reloading supplies. So, I should be paying prices close to what I'm seeing on the web (sans haz mat fees)?
I'm not ruling out cast lead bullets, but I'm a little leary though. I want to keep my lead exposure as low as possible. Or am I being over cautious?
From what I gather, I might be able to reload fifty rounds of .45 ACP/FMJ for about five to six dollars?
I almost ordered reloading equipment last night, but I think it might be a good idea to see what components I can get locally before I do.
Oh, almost forgot. Can anyone suggest a good brass tumbler to start off with? So far, I'm looking at the Lyman Turbo Pro 1200. But I'm wondering about the "Auto-Flo" system. Good, bad? Look at something else for media separation?
Thanks for the info and replies everyone, please keep 'em coming!