I like most people started reloading under the impression I would save money . Now I actually enjoy the whole process of working up loads. Researching load data finding the most accurate powder charge and cartridge overall length for a specific rifle I really enjoy. The precision involved in a quality handload is as satisfying as the small groups downrange. Reloading and shooting is by far my biggest hobby and very relaxing. I never did save any money lol just got more advanced. Bushing dies concentricity gauges neck turning lathes came a long way from that first 222 Remington 2 die rifle set.
For me it’s not to save money.
I also tie my own flies and taper and fletch my own wood arrows. It just adds more to the pursuit and allows me to customize the end results to my needs.
Working up an accurate load is always a labor of love. And I also find the reloading itself to be enjoyable and relaxing.
And there’s a bit of pride in harvesting game with your own loads, flies or arrows.
As @stumpkiller said the joy of knowing that deer or what ever you just harvested was taken down by a round that I tested and development specificly for that rifle. Time well spent and satisfaction when it all comes together and I have meat in the freezer.
Same here. I’m a gadget geek, so I really enjoy the technical aspects of shooting and reloading…but I enjoy the relaxation part even more. I think it’s the rhythm, repetition, and mental focus that puts my mind at ease.
Favorite part is making empty brass.
#2 is working up a very consistent and accurate load.
#3 is seeing the ammo locker full
I love reloading, shooting and casting my own bullets. My favorite aspect is just relaxing and getting away from the daily grind.
I like the quite of my boom room. I’m loading, leave me alone. No music, no interruptions, just me, the quite, and making empty brass no longer empty. I also like to push my skills. Once I finish loading about 2000 rounds of .223 I’ll be doing some 2000+ rounds of 9mm using my own cast bullets that I’m working on coating.