Originally Posted by axxe55
the biggest area to make a mistake in, that could cause potential problems is charging the cases with powder. check and double check your powder charges. under and over charges can have very bad results for you and the firearm. remember safety first.
also if you so desire to add a progressive or turret press in the future, the single stage can still be useful for many operations of reloading. i have one cheap single stage that is used mostly for just crimping bullets and depriming.
as usual, Axxe has it nailed! After a double charge snuck by a friend of mine he added one step: placing each round on one of those small digital scales to see if the weight was correct for a loaded round. No more surprises since he started doing that.
The difference between progressive or turret seems to be volume. If you don't need a progressive, why waste the money? But if you shoot 5,000 rounds a month, you'll not have time to shoot without a progressive! Most serious shooters that own progressives do keep a turret press just for small jobs and experimentation - there are a few things progressives don't do well.