How many boxes of bullets can you get for $300
If you bought $55 worth of bullets and powder, the "One Book, One Caliber" book for the .380 ACP and added it to the Kempf's Gun Shop Lee Classic Turret kit, you would get at least that many rounds of shooting and be loading in high style with (the core of) a first-class loading setup.
After the initial batch, your ammo cost will be 1/3 or 1/4 of what you are paying now. What are you waiting for. Skimp on your lunches and lattes and go for it.
$210 Classic Turret Kit press, dies, powder measure, primer dispenser and ammo boxes. The core of a first-class bench.
$10 One Caliber/One Book loading manual
$30 500 lead round-nose bullets.
$20 500 primers
Sorry for busting your budget, but in the long run, I think you will like the idea. How long will 500 bullets last you?
P.S. Don't even THINK about selling ammo to help with the budget. Federal offense.
However, going halves with a shooting buddy with whom you can share the purchase price is an option. As long as you each load your own, not federal law that I know of is being broken.