Is it Economical to Reload the .223? I was on Target Sports USA yesterday looking at Federal-American-Eagle .223 ammunition for $357/1000 with free shipping. That is 36 cents/round. When I look at the cost of reloading my .223 I am at about 25 cents if I have the casing, 45 cents with a new casing. If I were not having so much fun I would have to ask the question. Why am I doing this? Wanna kill these ads? We can help!