I reload for several reasons.
- It's a lot of fun. I really enjoy the process of reloading beginning with selecting the bullet to match the game/location through to analyzing the data after a range session.
- I break even or maybe get a bit ahead on cost. I shoot 2,000 to 3,000 rounds of centerfire ammo a year split about 50-50 between handgun ammo and rifle ammo.
- I really like being able to pick the bullet I want to shoot and optimize the load for it to match my rifle.
That said, folks shooting the real high power long range ammo (lots of folks on this forum) like .300RUM, .338RUM, .338 Lapua, .338 Edge, 7mmSTW, etc. can save a bunch of money reloading. That ammo runs about four bux a bang at the local store. It doesn't take any more equipment to reload that ammo than it does .22 Hornet, but the savings are a lot more. Reloading will save money, payback to breakeven can happen in as little as 400 rounds, and result in better accuracy to boot.
So the answer to the question depends on the individual's idea of fun, and the cartridge to be reloaded.