With metals prices and panic buying, it's extra expensive now. Also, I didn't notice prices going down as much after the last panic as they'd come up during the panic. Sadly, it appears to me handloading costs are gradually ratcheting toward becoming like shotgun reloading, where the least expensive commercial ammunition costs less on sale than you can buy reloading components for.
The best cost limiter I can think of is to take up bullet casting and lay in whatever alloy you can while you can still find it.
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