I'm trying to make a spreadsheet and put some guestimates in some of the fields. I went poking around for some middling-high quality values for reload costs, but I'm sure your numbers would be more accurate. (I'm looking more for competition class stuff, 9 and 45 mostly.) Obviously, of course, I know many of you can get free brass from your range, and your uncle Smitty in Dot can get you cheap primers that fell off the back of his cousin Vito's rig next week - so you can just go ahead and put 0 in those fields for yourself. I'm not looking for a pollyannish view of the price or what you can get on your best day when someone is doing a sale. I am interested in a pistol reloader/competitor's consistent costs are. I mean, at this point, I'm happy if I can get to shoot 500 a week, and honestly most of my rounds are around 14.99 a box, but I could probably start buying better stuff. I know some people out there go through thousands. But, I think my bigger known unknown is the costs to really kit out a machine for the 4 calibers, for some of them I tried building everything in a shopping cart and then seeing what I got, but I don't know how accurate that is (do I really need a mr bulletbullshit pro? I have no idea.), and gave up and started estimating. Similar with other recurring costs. Here is a read-only link to my original (which I will update based on feedback tomorrow night) View: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1hEE1YmaRIyZQK99AyPPckNc-68ijmBdBw8Pj3N12-W8/edit?usp=sharing You should be able to File->Make a Copy and manipulate it yourselves, can share a viewable link back if you have better numbers. I feel like there should be a market for "automated hand"-loader that is unmet. Maybe even a single stage press, single robot hand with a scale on it, and some computer vision for part positioning and qc. You dump a bunch of parts into separate boxes, and let it do what you would do on a single stage press. It would go significantly slower than you could do it, but could run fine by itself for 24 hours at a time (barring anything catching on fire) and churn out, maybe, 1000 rounds a day. That seems like the sort of thing that could be done at a lower cost.