I had the Lee hand load kit for .44 Mag. I wanted to make ~.44 special loads in full length cases.
It was kinda fun hammering together my own cartridges. But it was a lot of work and I never shot that gun very much. Killed one deer and the infatuation was over.
When I get to NM, I’m def getting back into black powder. Making my own powder, casting bullets, even looking at the Walker Colt revolver kit from Dixie Gun Works.
Don’t know how much hunting there is down around them parts. So, a tiny caliber plinking gun might be enough. Maybe even a homemade gun.
I hate that I can make powder and projectile but still buy caps/primers from the man. I want to dabble in some electronic ignition stuff too. Not something legit, but like a flintlock that has a hot coil to set off the pan.