buying factory ammo will run you a dollar a round, a complete hand loading kit will go around 100 - 300 for a kit set. So for about 250 including bullets, primers, powder, brass etc and you can handload precision rounds for about 50 cents a round. The only way to learn LR is lots and lots of trigger time, will you shoot 300 to 1000 rounds in the next couple of years?
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