Re: What was your initial reason for getting into reloading?
Trap lots and lots of Trap. That was back in the late 50's, when I was a teen.. Then, after a tour in Nam with the Marines, there were 44 magnum hunting loads, and 357 full boat magnum loads. Then there was 38 Special target loads, lots and lots of target loads. Then a 270, a 35 Remington, a 308, several 223s, 45/70s and so on and so fourth. 40 years ago you reloaded to get better ammo, tailored to the gun and properly suited to how you were going to use it. And as a by product you saved money. Today, match grade ammo is available and it shoots very well, in fact there are some standard loadings that shoot well, but I still reload to match the bullet to the gun and it's purpose. But, I do buy the "deals" that are out there on Promo loads, especially 12 gauge trap loads. I like to shoot, I like to tinker, so I like to and still reload.