Yes, I reload. I bought the RCBS master kit and a case trimmer and just started reading the reloading manuals and just started. The first time I shot one of my reloads I was wearing my sunglasses (I almost never wear eye protection because I don't wear them while hunting) just in case and cringing because I was sure I messed something up...was really funny. Once I saw my groups shrinking and expanding with different loads I started having fun. Now I'm hooked and reload for my AR and my .308. Start small and make sure you read the manuals at least twice before trying! I actually had a how-to book open and going step by step the first couple times just to make sure I was doing it safely. I told my wife it was cheaper to reload, but starting out is expensive buying the reloading equipment, brass, bullets, powder, dies, etc. Now that I've had it a little over a year and reloaded a couple hundred rounds it is all paying off since I'm not paying $40 a box (my .308)!
I originally bought 2 boxes of the 75gr Hornady BTHP factory ammo to break in the barrel, but then I also handloaded some and just started using my reloads and never touched the factory ammo....in fact they are still sitting in my safe with the rest of the factory ammo I never use anymore lol. I'm thinking of trying some VLD's next, but trying to find out if they are too long to fit in the magazine much like the AMax's are.
Sorry for the long post, let us know what you decide on. If you stick with factory ammo, my stag arms 6 likes the hornady's, and I read articles that said that theirs liked the factory hornady 75gr BTHP so that would be where I would start.