Hey guys, just hoping the more experienced reloaders here could shed some light for me. I shoot about 1k-3k rounds of 5.56/.223 and about 500-1k rounds of 45ACP a year out of my AR and 1911. Basically the only reason I've been wanting to get into reloading is to save money, so I did some quick math on a round that I've been pretty fond of lately and aim to base my reloading off of: Black Hills 77gr MHP I went to my usual ammo supplier, widener's reloading, and tallied up the cost of components very briefly by cost ($) per shot. Sierra 77Gr Matchking = $110/500Bullets (22 cents a load) TAC Powder 8lbs (3628.73 grams) = $118/Roughly 148 loads @ 24.5grams (79 cents a load) CCI41 Primers = $33/1000 (3 cents a load) So the amount of powder was just a rough estimate from a little research and might be less, especially for me to start out with, but in the end that still equates to about $1.04 a load, and that's not counting the brass. I've been purchasing Black Hills 77gr MHP (Reman.) through Cabela's for $42.00 a box, and at 50 rounds a box that is about 84 cents a cartrige! Either somewhere I've got my math wrong or I need to find a new place to get supplies; or what I've been hearing about reloading being so much cheaper is not really 100% true. Someone please learn me, I hope my math/process is wrong. I also ran through very quickly, the cost per round of reloading regular bulk M193 to plink with, and I pretty much got the same results.