I've been reloading now for a couple of months. Reloading 223, 308, 45acp, 40s&w, and 38 special. Finally got enough components in to be able to experiment with different powders. I'm a computer programmer with 42 years experience and never thought I would find something that gave me the gratification and enjoyment that programming does. Like programming, there is no one solution to a problem and the wait time to see results is short. I'm 61 and have been shooting since I was 6 but just got into reloading. This is an expensive hobby currently as I have had to pay premiums to get powder and primers. I think I have $2000+ invested in everything including components so far. Now I have several pistol and powders for my rifle and pistols. I've discovered the accuracy difference in fire formed cases for my rifles. I weigh every load because neither of my electronic measures are more accurate than +-3 gr. I check OAL on my loads periodically when I cannot visually check them (if they have a cannelure). I work up loads from close to the minimum to mid-maximum and can actually see the difference in accuracy in the rifle loads. I'm not much of an expert in pistol shooting so I look for soot, ejection, etc. in that regard although I see that I am getting better now that I shoot a lot more pistol. I drink and smoke, but not in my reloading sessions. I've read everything I can get my hands on and lurk on several different forums sometimes asking for advice. Eventually I hope to be able to provide advice for others. Anyway, thanks to all here for helping a noobie to get started.