Re: Is reloading worth it for a hunter. . .
If you buy the equipment now and start reloading I believe over the years you'll at least break even. Like you said, the ammo will be cheaper so you'll probably shoot more which is good. You'll have more accurate ammo, you can customize loads, lighter recoil, different bullets, flatter shooting, etc. If you wait 10 years you'll be that much further behind and wonder why you didn't do when you first thought about it.
I can't tell you when I last bought factory ammo, more than 25 years ago for sure. I shoot more than 2000 rounds a year out of bolt action rifles, I can't imagine buying factory ammo.