Originally Posted by Rugers9
Mountainman- yea I figured I wouldn't save much but its something I still want to learn. Thanks for the info on the books
Txhillbilly- very informative thank you any company's you recommend to buy supplies from?
First off,How much do you shoot now,or plan to in the future?
If you just shoot a few hundred rounds a month,a simple Turret press will work fine.If you shoot a lot,then a Progressive press will serve you better,but they are a little more complicated to use,and can be expensive.
Dillon is by far the best out there,but they are the most expensive.
The Hornady L n L progressive is liked by most that have them.
RCBS has great stuff in Single stage,Turret,and Progressive.
Lyman also makes some good presses.
Lee makes some good Single stage,and Turret presses,but I'd stay away from their Progressive presses.I don't like them at all.
I use 2 Lee Turret presses for all of my reloading needs,and I shoot a bunch.They have a feature called an Auto Index that turns the turrets with each cycle of the handle just like a progressive,but you can remove it and use the press as a single stage if you want to use it that way.
The Classic turret press is the best made of the Lee's,and will give you many years of service,and will be the cheapest priced of the others listed.
You can find most of the stuff you need on ebay,used for a very good price.
I would buy new dies,and any brand will work in any press.
No matter what brand of press you buy,any of the above brands will serve you well.It all depends on what you want,and how much you want to spend on the equipment.