So, I was thinking, dangerous, right? Concerning Reloading math, or how long will it take to pay off the equipment needed for reloading... Fist a few assumptions: 1.) These are my actual costs, yours should vary. 2.) My figures are based on what I have had to pay, not guesses. 3.) I am assuming 1 lb. of powder will yield about 7000 grains, that is what I understand from advice freely given everywhere. 4.) I am assuming one caliber, 9mm. 5.) I am currently buying cleaned and polished once fired brass. 6.) Once I add a tumbler and ultrasonic, I will need to adjust my results. 7.) My average ammo price is based on what I have paid in the past for new, factory fresh ammo purchased from several sources, local Gun shop, gun shows, and retailers such as Walmart. 8. Assuming current costs remain at present state until payoff is reached. (Granted, cost fluctuations will affect outcome, of course!) NOTE: I am not a CPA, or even smart enough to be sure my accounting process is going to be accurate, others will judge me, I'm sure, LOL!!! Now for the costs... 1.) Lee Classic Turret press kit, dies, digi scale, etc. = $350.00 2.) Primers, CCI #500, Small Pistol = $40.00 per 1000. 3.) Brass, $42.35 per 500. 4.) Powder P-38, $25.00 per pound. 5.) Bullets, Winchester 115 FMJ, $15.00 per 100. My avg. new price is .44 cents per round. I figure my average reload price will be around.30 cents per round. So, I estimate my savings will be around .15 cents per round. Here is the breakdown on my reload supply costs: Primer = .04 Brass = .09 Bullet = .15 Powder = .02 Total = .30 per round. Powder computed with the following info: 1 LB yields approx. 7000 grains, 9mm needs 5.6 grains, therefore, 1 LB will yield about 1250 loads, $25.00 / 1250 = .02. If that is valid, I estimate my time to recover the equipment costs will be around 2500 rounds. Here is the math on that: .44 - .30 = .14 per round savings over new $350.00 / .14 = 2500 Does any of this make sense, and or seem right? Have I left anything out?