Just want to add my 2 cents worth. I'm mostly a rifle reloader, but my good friend reloads mostly shotgun, for ducks mostly. Now he can hunt from say september till december, but what to do the rest of the year? By relaoding he extends his "outdoor" time. He is meticulous. Doesn't have the same extensive equipement, but may take 5 minutes per shell to make sure he has it just right. Does some pheasant hunting with an old Ithaca 37 featherweight, cut off to 1/2 inch over minumum barrel length, new bead, no choke. He loads 3 types of shells in his gun, short range, medium range and long range in that order and is able to keep up with the best wing shot I've ever met. Shoots from the hip if they're within 15 yds, etc. Is it worth reloading??????? You bet.