I know I didn't pick a cheap caliber to shoot. But if my calculations are right, if I load my own, the price per round should be about $1.50 after all is said and done. Compared to $3.50+ for premium factory ammo.
So it's only a matter of time before I get all the tools needed to reload. Something I'm really looking forward to.
Hand loading is a fun hobby and I have been doing it for over 40 years now. I am still using my first press and a few of the tools that came with it, but I have upgraded a lot of tools as the time has gone by.
As for cost you are about right and by reusing cases the cost goes down. Here is a site that you can input your information and it will tell you what your cost per round is.
Every year many hunters and outdoorsman and women come out west from the midwest and east coast to hunt the prized mulies and elk. One topic that comes up often is altitude sickness. My advice for flatlanders is to get into the best possible shape. Start months before your hunt, usually really ramping up my cardio around March or April.
I run 5-10 miles 3 times a week, and also go for walks carrying my pack with about 50lbs to simulate what could be on my back. Another useful tip is to drink A...