Plenty of brass on hand. I have 5 gallon buckets of mixed brass, mostly .223. Got the little factory set up.
1. Size and deprime case.
2. Tumble clean overnight.
3. Punch out the walnut chunk in the primer hole and clean inside for any burrs.
4. Trim to overall length.
5. Champfer and bevel case mouth.
7. Measure and load powder.
8. Seat bullet.
I sort by headstamp so there are cut off milk cartons all around filling up with enough brass to make a box of bullets.
It's fun like anything: doing it yourself. I make some custom loads for other rifles and .45acp match ammo. I'm making my match .223 loads plus enough for the kid. I'm bad about passing out ammo to new shooters as well. Get 'em hooked. You have to handload to shoot serious rifle match scores. You just can't get good enough ammo cheap enough without doing it yourself.
Using a Harrell powder thrower, a Lyman scale, a Harrell press with rotating top and Sinclair hand priming tool. Once you get rolling you can crank it out, though I am weighing every load and using single stage equipment.
Thinking about adding some dies for the Swede Mauser and shoot it in Vintage matches. Just need sixty Norma cases and some 107gr Sierra 6.5 Matchkings. I already load 7.65 Argentine and 7X57 for my deer rifle. Killed a lot of deer with handloads.
I miss River Valley Ordnance. Maybe they will come back to life. I haven't had completely clean hands in a week. Either the gunpowder and brass grease mixed with Universal Wax lube or the jewelers rouge in the tumbling media get you.
Then you put them in the rifle, there's a CRACK! and your uncleaned, unprimed, unsized, untrimmed, unloaded brass is there in the grass waiting to go around again.
Wonder if my little factory is going to be a felony offense in six months?
Update: Comments asked about where to learn reloading. I'd start looking at some Youtube videos and buy Glenn Zedikers book.
Update II: I'm a simpleton who is made happy by the sight of a cut off milk carton full of shiny clean brass!