Originally Posted by robocop10mm
RCBS, Hornaday, Lyman all make very good products. Single stage or Turret type presses from any of these will give good service.
Lee is (perhaps) a step down. Some of their products are equals to the above, some are just cheap.
If you are interested in a progressive there is only one I would recommend DILLON!. The finest progressive presses under $2000
It is all going to boil down to budget and need. Do you need to load 400+ rounds an hour? If not, a single stage or turret press will probably do what you need.
Originally Posted by shoottohit1
No lol 400 an hour is little extreme. I'm just a precision shooter that's wanting to perfect his own round ya know. Is there a particular set up you use?
What cartridges are you reloading?
For starting out I strongly suggest using a single stage press until you are
very comfortable with reloading. I prefer RCBS Rock Chucker for an all
around outstanding single stage press.
I have a cheap Lee press for sizing cast bullets and crimping and sizing
pistol bullets; .45ACP and .357 Mag. I would not use it for much besides
that but for $25 new it met my needs perfectly.
I like Lee factory crimp dies for both pistol and rifle. But have a mix of
Lee, RCBS and Hornady dies none are particularly better than another.
Carbide dies are more than worth the $$$.
I also have a RCBS Piggyback, don't waste your money on it. It is passable
on straight walled pistol rounds but that is it and is constantly needs
Dillion is the only way to go (IMHO) for metallic reloading. Don't own one yet.
but I use a friend's often on .223 Rem reloading. Maybe Santa will be good
to me this year.
Shotshell MEC is the way to go; I have a 9000 for 12 ga. and 600 Jr. for every
other gauge me and the boys shoot.