I'm just starting to get into reloading. A buddy of mine was selling his stuff (all Dillon gear) and I bought it. I'm very busy right now and setting it up is taking a while... I like the idea of it & with the speed of a progressive, I am thinking I could do 400+ rounds an hour, so time's not a huge deal, but I do wonder about it and think I "might" be biting off more than I can chew... I am wondering though, is there much in-between the two extremes? Handloading your own ammo vs. all factory stuff? From what I can tell, you save about 70% of your cash by reloading brass (assuming you have the willingness to be a brass rat at the range) you already have vs. buying factory fresh ammo.
The only other option I have found is buying reloads from a friend or small business that you trust. Of course, that can be dicey, depending on the amount of risk you are willing to take.