If you would rather go to work, that's fine. My time off from work is my own to use, and there is no money lost. Never could understand that argument - I am either going to be reloading, watching TV, playing computer games, going to the movies, etc., or reading a book - do I cost out what my time at work would be worth every time I do that so I know how much to charge myself? And yes, to me reloading is fun. Cost? Um, well, I cast/powdercoat my own bullets, and my best friend loves to go shoot my firearms, so I get donations of powder, primers, lead, etc, when she wants to go shooting again. Right now I am loading 9mm for the cost of the electricity to run the lead pot. Buying it all myself from my last costs it would work out to about $5.50 per 50, with loads I know inside and out and work quite well in my sidearms.