I feel the only reason I reload is to have the ability to posses ammo on hand in the quanites I feel I need for a given period of time. I started loading when I was 13 and found out grass cutting money didn't buy many Aguila 38 specials at 4.99 a box in 2005 let alone 357 magnum. So I bought a lee loader and ordered bullets and supplies through a local shop. I quickly had a mountain of the weakest 38 special loaded with unique I ever seen, I stuck I don't how many bullets in a colt commando(I didn't know lee made more than the dipper in the set). With that said a Smith and wesson 10-5 never stuck a bullet idk why. My dad was a Vietnam veteran and a weekend warrior, we went camping and he showed me how to set ambushes in the woods for foot patrols.... Normal childhood activities He provided financial support for the big stuff, I think in his mind of y2k type events 1000 38 specials or a few hundred 270 winchesters would be ballistic wampun for his own betterment. To sum it up I load simply because it's what I always have done and I half way like it on poor weather days.