Originally Posted by Crazycastor
To me a Dillion press would be good if loading 1000 of rounds at a time. Seems like it would be a pain in the but trying to work out a good load for you favorite bolt action rifle or pistol for that matter. Plus changing out dies and having to reset everything for a different round sounds like it woild be a pain. With a single press you just swap out the dies and your done.
IMO, if you reload a lot of ammo like some pistol rounds or 223 or 308 where you do lots of shooting, then progressive reloaders are the way to go. but if your goal is more in the line of accuracy and not shooting huge quantities of ammo, then a single stage is a very good choice. i reload all of my ammo on a single stage and it does take a little longer to reload my 45 acp ammo, it does work quite well.
but IMO, a single stage press is still the best choice for a beginning reloader. it allows them to concentrate on one step at a time and to learn the proper steps and procedures of reloading. IMO, a progressive is what you advance to once you learn how to reload and want to reload huge amounts of ammo.