Have you read any manuals on reloading?
If not I would certainly suggest it.
Lake City is good brass, But yes your thoughts are correct on reloading.
I have had a few issues with reloading .223, I think I may have it down, But I dont have enough bullets to relaod many, My issues were crushing the neck, But Like I mentioned I m,ay have that squared away.
Best of luck and be careful