With the market being what it is, it could be very cost effective to reload than it once was not long ago. This depends on where you live and what you are able source. For me, reloading is very cost effective because shotshell ammo availability is iffy. I can still get components at good prices except primers. I bought 5k of Cheddite from BPI back in July for $37/1K which is a fair price before shipping and hazmat. So, the cost per primer spiked the price per round for me a little. High prices for factory ammo is not going away. Currently I am reloading for $6.5-$7/box. Think carefully before you ditch reloading.