I was in the same boat as you trying to buy in bulk for plinking. I spent a lot on ammo for .38/.357's and 9mm and 7.62x39 and its expensive. I bought the RCBS rockchucker supreme kit with dies and 100 primers and 100 bullets and a pound of powder for around $400. Even with buying high quality bullets I can reload 50 .357's for less than $11. When I buy in bulk online I usually get 50count boxes for a little over $20. Thats a great deal of savings plus when I get better at reloading I can fine tune a round specifically for my revolver. It will seem like a big investment when you first start and it will take time to get proficient at it. I just last night made my first 50 rounds and it took me almost three hours start to finish. I read all the books on setting up the dies, weighed every powder charge, recorded all the OALs of each round and it takes time. Now I just have to make a few more rounds and learn the ins and outs of reloading.I've looked into reloading but seems expensive to get started. Any suggestions on a starter package?