There are dozens of reasons why shooters decide to take up the hobby of reloading. Here are a few of the most frequently referenced reasons:
- Cost Savings: Saving money by assembling your own ammunition is an incentive to begin reloading. Depending on the caliber of ammunition, using factory loaded ammo can cost up to 60 percent more than reloading. And though money concerns may not be an overriding factor for some enthusiasts, it is a driving reason why shooters consider reloading in the first place.
- Accuracy & Velocity: So you don't believe that loading your own ammunition matters? Consider that most professional shooters carefully reload their own ammunition for improved shot groupings and velocity. And that means more power and consistency when it really matters.
- Customized Loads: The flexibility to customize loads that are not available in factory ammunition.
- Personal Satisfaction: Nothing can change the way you feel when you make something by hand. Loading your own ammunition is like restoring a classic car or completing a home improvement project. When you're finished, you'll have the satisfaction of knowing that the materials you've assembled were made by you for you.