Took some old friends shooting a week back. We met at my house and went up to the range. We geeked out a bit over the reloading gear and they ask if it really was lower cost shooting my own loads. I reload because I enjoy it not just for the $ savings. I know savings is there and I shoot a better overall quality of round but, was not prepared for their direct questions as to cost. But did the math later and figured I would share it here. With three teenage boys, we shoot allot. Over a yr we average about: 500 9mm Subsonic rounds per month ($169.90 commercial vs. $70.20 home load) 300 9mm Supper sonic rounds per month ($47.94 commercial vz. $31.98 home load) 200 rounds 300blk Sub sonic per month ($179.90 commercial vs. $95.80 home load) $397.74 per month if we shot commercial. (we would not shoot as much just due to cost) $197.98 per month shooting our home loads. $199.76 per month in savings loading our own. (NOTE: We would never be able to shoot as much as we do if paying for commercial loads or what we shoot would change) Even at 25% of this, the savings is still $50 per month. This pays down the reloading gear costs over time. But again I enjoy the reloading side to it so it's not just an exercise in cost savings. 9mm 115gn FMJRN $0.16 Best price I can find in a store per round. $7.99 per box 50 $0.154 Best price I can load to per round for exact match to factory load $7.70 per box $0.12 115 FMJRN Hornady bought in 3000 bulk pack with free shipping from Midway $0.0097 4.1gr Tite Group powder bought in 8lbs keg $16.63 per lb. 1lbs = 7000grn $0.0239 CCI 500 Primer (bought on 20% off sale from Bi-mart) $0.1066 Best price I can load to per round for close match to factory load $5.33 per box $0.073 115 Plated RN Xtreame w/free shipping $0.0097 4.1gr Tite Group powder bought in 8lbs keg $16.63 per lb. 1lbs = 7000gr $0.0239 CCI 500 Primer 9mm 165gn plated RN $0.34 Best price per round when you could buy Hush (the only way to get this commercially loaded that I know of) $16.99 per box 50 $0.14 Best price I can load to per round for exact match to factory load $7.02 per box $0.109 165gr plated from Xtreme w/ free shipping $0.0074 3.1gr Tite Group powder bought in 8lbs keg $16.63 per lb. 1lbs = 7000grn $0.0239 CCI 500 Primer (bought on 20% off sale from Bi-mart) 300BLK 220gn Subsonic $0.90 best price I can find in the store per round as FMJ BT $17.99 per box of 20 $0.479 Price I load to per round for WAY better round than factory. If I did just the best price I can get lower cost projectiles, way lower. But this is what I like to shoot. $9.58 per box of 20 $0.43 Hornady ELDX projectile $0.023 8.3gr LilGun powder bought in 8lb kid at $19.63 per lb. 1lbs = 7000gr $0.026 CCI 450 primer 7.62x51 180gr Siera Match King BT precision Not even running the numbers on this one. WAY way in my favor to load beside the fact my home loads are more accurate with my rifle as I have loaded to it. Would have to pay someone to make these for me, the only way to get this. Shooting 40 per month on average its about $25 in savings total compared to the closest 175gr Black Hills. But not even adding these in.