I'm reloading now, but one step I haven't taken is to cast my own bullets. Today I was presented with an opportunity to buy just about as much lead as I could ever want. On my way home from work today I stopped by my local shop to shoot the bull with a few regulars before they closed. My buddy (the owner) told me that soon they'll be taking the lead they've gathered from the range and taking it to the recycler for scrap prices. He told me that they'll have two 1/2 to 3/4 full 55 gallon drums full of lead. He said they can't fill them all the way up because they cannot be moved by their dolly! It's about 1900lbs! He told me that if I, or anyone I knew, needed some of this lead for bullet casting, he'd let me buy as much as I want for scrap prices. I looked up scrap prices for lead and it appears to be around 0.40 per pound. I broke out the calculator, and just doing the math on 0.40 cents per pound. 1lb = 7000 grains. Casting 147gr 9mm, that'd be a total of 47.6 rounds per 1 pound of lead, or 0.008 cents per round. That doesn't seem bad at all if you're already set up to cast bullets. If anyone would like some lead, I can definitely get it for you, but I'll need to know quickly. Feel free to reply to this thread or send me a PM. If there is any interest, I'll call him tomorrow and find out exactly when they are planning on taking everything to the recycler, then we'll know how much time we have to get orders in.