Thanks for all the help so far, please keep it coming.
To clarify a bit perhaps;
The need/desire to start reloading is based on the fact that (A) I can't find ammo for some of the rifles I own, and (B) some of the ammo I can find for the other rifles is expensive. As it is right now, I have a rifle that would be hard and ridiculously expensive to buy ammo for, therefore I can't shoot it. Having a rifle I can't shoot is totally unacceptable.
Strings, I would justify getting started reloading by being able to load some hard to find ammo such as .303 or 7.5 Swiss. But, I would also (since the equipment is there anyway) load for the others that I have i.e. .223/5.56, 7.62/.308, and possible 9mm and .45 assuming it would be cheaper. I don't think right now I could load 8mm or 7.62x54R cheaper than I can get surplus so for now those would be left alone.
Jim Bob, believe me I wouldn't fiddle around. I just wouldn't obsess over most of my hand loads. Finding a load that would deliver minute-of-man accuracy at 500yds would likely be the end of my load development. The major percentage of my reloads would be for fun plinking. I can see that I would develop a few 'pet' loads for hunting or maybe target work, but mostly I'm happy with the accuracy of store bought ammo.
I would like to be able to take some time and load to have a 'stock pile' for when it's time to go shoot.
And I fully understand that saving money is not why I would get into reloading. But I would be spending less than I would otherwise by buying 'ready rolled'.
Jim Bob, thanks for the offer, drop me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hope that helps a little.