Have asked this on two other websites and have read the results.
As a gun novice, am about to also obtain my very first reloading gear, but a very exper. friend helped me reload fifty rounds of .303 PRVI for the LEs using his gear.
One guy stated that a port buffer (same as a brass-catcher?) to reduce case damage costs about $50, if welding can easily be done.
If you had no .308 ammo, and doubted that you could easily locate any mil-spec (more reuseable) ammo on a continuing basis, about how low could a novice average per round with the lowest-cost .308 bullets, powder etc, while factoring in the need to buy brand-new ammo wherever you can with no trouble? I only buy a given type gun if the ammo is affordable.
Am very skeptical that this can be done close to .30/round in a CETME at today's prices