It is sick. A major reason I reload is to save money, so I buy projectiles in bulk. There are not many places that even sell in bulk, even before the shortage. I have had to radically cut my time on the range as I do not want my ammo stocks to completely disappear. I have been reduced to shooting mostly .22 LR with a mag or two of other calibers. Now I am finding it difficult to get .22 LR. So anytime I see a brick I buy it. With a family of four that shoots, it doesn’t take long to chew through a brick.
Yeah, its mostly just a hobby for me. It can save money if you pick up brass. Start buying brass and your savings goes down.
I try to keep ammo stocks as well. I keep factory loads of ‘self defense’ hot loads that I do not shoot. They stay loaded in my guns but I take them out and shoot my reloads when I go to the backyard for fun.
I have an assortment of different caliber rifles, but heck, I shoot .22lr in my backyard just because its fun. Cheap too.
We set out water ballons at 300yds and have fun all day for minimal $$.
We also have “dart board” paper targets at about 150yds. Looks like a dart borad and you keep score like a dart game. Fun fun fun and cheap.