I've been at it for about 4 years. It's not easy to get going and get good really fast. It requires patience. It's time consuming, and it's not inexpensive to get set up. But I definitely think it's worth it. You can tailor your ammo to your gun, which I believe allows you to get the most out of any rifle. You'll spend a lot of time reading, posting questions, and watching youtube (be careful that who you watch is worth watching!). And you'll certainly have hurdles before you hit your groove, but I would advise anyone who is planning to hunt or shoot seriously to learn to load their own ammo. If not, you need to find the best factory stuff for your gun, then buy a truck load of it. And at this juncture, that's laughable.How long have you been reloading/was it difficult to get started with it? I don't really wanna sink a few $100 into something I'll never get any good use out of lol but at $60-$80 per box it sounds like it might be more beneficial to just drop $100's into reloading equipment.