Originally Posted by synical
I have done lots of research on reloading and have gotten some manuals and reloading guides. however I still dont know If I should get a progressive press or a single press to start with. I have heard that single is more precise but if your watching what is going on in the progressive press why would it not be just as accurate? I dont want to get the wrong one and have to turn around a get something else. I do however like the lee presses.
Since it seems that todays handloading emphasis is on pistol cartridges I say you should consider the Lee Classic 4 hole Turret press/kit .
As a "begginner" to hand loading, the turret offers you the best bang of both worlds in handloading. You can operate the turret by had as you would a single stage to learn the craft. Then you can enable (auto index) the turret to operate and provide runs of quality pistol ammo up to 200/250 rounds per hour. A single stage for pistol ammo will ultimately drive you nuts.
The Lee Turet also allows quick change over to differet callibers with an additional turret plate and dies. Change over is less than 15 minutes.
um ok that kinda answers my question but why not a lee progressive?
Nothing as far as I'm concearned but I'm a guy who dosn't mind tinkering with things to get optimal performance. However, I would'nt want to learn to handload on a progressive; Unless its a Dillon Square Deal straight from the factory.
Lee progressive are figitty at times, enough to turn many away from them. However they prrrr like a kitten when they operate at capacity and they are fast. There are plenty of sites and "how to" videos that can help you if you go this way.
I've been loading since the 60's myself shotgun to rifle and pistol. On my current bench's you can find a Rock Chucker single stage, A Lee Progressive, a Lee Turret, a Dillon Square Deal ,and an old Lee Handloadler that I carried in my saddle bags on my grandfathers spread as a teenager
Ive gone from quality, to speed, to accuracy, to volume. I have more load equipment than I will ever need some antiquated some not.
Again I say Lee TURRET..
Good Luck keep us informed