I started looking at the cost of reloading vs buying new, and what the cost savings would be. Granted, this is just an off the hip observation, however here are some #'s I found from a few various places (like outdoor marksman): Bullets - roughly .06 a piece Primers - roughty .02 a piece Brass - roughly .07 a piece (new unfired brass) powder - who knows - there are so many styles / brands out there its hard to tell. So far, without the powder you are around $.15 a round - without the powder. Am I correct in my math here? Someone care to enlighten me if I missed something?? New rounds are roughly $.2 per round. Granted, at 1000 rounds you start to see a cost savings of roughly $30 / 1000 rounds (if you take into account powder). So I would have to reload roughly 5000 rounds for a rough cost savings of $150 to justify JUST buying a Lee Pro 1000. Mind you, the other tools aren't included. Of course, once the initial investment of brass is past, the cost drops to roughly .10 - .15 a round, which is where I am guessing you would see your cost savings start to play into things?