I got the okay from the ATF just yesterday morning. In the span of 30 days I should have my gunsmith/dealer FFL and my ammunition manufacturer FFL. Yay! And now, here comes the nitty gritty about the soon to be Acme Gun Co. - the issue of cost v desirability. I would like to make aluminium ammo casing reloadable in nature, but all the people say two things in unison; 1) you can't reload them 2) [although] I've never tried. Often this is followed with 3) don't bother as ammunition is cheap. Bear in mind that the things I've read on ammo are pre-Newtown, and the 3rd entry is no longer valid. I have not yet heard of any real reason of why you cannot reload aluminium. I think that I'll conduct a science experiment on the matter and attempt to produce a guaranteed reloadable aluminium case. So, what are your thoughts about reloading aluminium? If you have tried, what are your stories? On a second note, in the future I'd like to ready ammo in common NATO/Warsaw calibers with a plain jane single based rod type propellant in two forms (shotgun/ pistol and rifle) with the old fashioned easy to make corrosive primers. The goal is 2c to 14c per round. The big deal is the powder to use. Just like how I love the metric system, I love standardization and ubiquity. So what would you say is the universal powder, of the most produced powder on earth. I like the idea of replicating the soviet 7.62x54r powder and just applying it to all rifle rounds.