For reloading my break even or better poing cam withn I started casting my own lead. I can load a thousand round of .45 acp using Bull's Eye powder, the cheapest primers I can find, and casting lead that cost me $20 for about 300 pounds of it after I sorted the wheel weights.
Total cost for 1k is less than $65
My .45-70 the brass cost a bit, the components of primers were $35 per 1K Trail Boss powder I get about 350 or so from a can that cost me $17. Factory loads cost over $1 a shot.
It cost me more to reload for my Mosin than it does to buy spam can ammo. Though I reload for that one for my wife so she can enjoy shooting her rifle wihout the pain from recoil.
No matter how many times you do it and nothing happens it only takes something going wrong one time to kill you.