Out of all the handguns that I reload for 44 special and 44 mag are the most expensive. Here is a worst case cost with new components for 44 special. Starlined cases, Laser Cast 240 grain SWC, Unique powder and CCI primers.
With new components I pay about 37 cents per round for 44 special. Without brass costs it drops to about 19 cents per round. Still quite a savings over the 90 cents per round if I buy factory loads locally.
I am going to start casting to reduce my bullet costs.