I started with the lee load master torrent Press
I love it. Ordered from Natchez 2 years ago for like 220 or 230 came with 1 set of dies everything to do 1 Caliber. Works great especially for the price. You can do about 100 rounds in about a half hour. I've learned to slow down a little bit though. Lee dies have a lifetime warranty. Suggest you go to youtube and do a search for Lee loadmaster. There is a lot of videos on how to use
And help you with some troubleshooting issues that you might have.
I love my hornady lnlap. I added a casefeeder 2 yrs ago. That really sped things up. I chose it over a dillon because of cost. The lnlap is the equivilant of the 650. Caliber changes are cheaper too, I don't have to buy a kit for each caliber. The lnl bushings make it easy swapping dies. And if I want to run a small batch of something on my rock chucker I have a conversion in it to accept the lnl bushings. I've heard complaints about lee's priming system being a problem. But I have read of guys that fiddle with the primer feed and get it working properly and are big fans of the pro 1000 and loadmaster.
Well I am new to reloading and cost was a factor for me. I went with the Lee loadmaster and have zero regrets. Have a turret plate dedicated to .223 and another for .308. Thus far it has been great and I would recommend it to anyone getting started.
I really enjoy using my dillon 550 but, It can get a bit pricey, If you dedicate a certain number of calibers once you buy the cal conversion kit you have it. But the need to expand to other calibers is always present. However, Dillon is a great company with a fantastic no-bs warranty as they advertise. If you have a problem just call them, their
knowlledgable staff are always there to help during business hours.
I have been using a Dillon (RL 450) since 1984. I have probably put a half million rounds through it. I load .380 up to .30-06 on it. I also have an RCBS JR press for the smaller scale stuff that I cannot justify buying the Dillon conversion for (.32 ACP - .45-70). I cannot imagine life w/o a Dillon.
I have several friends who got Lee progressives (1000?) against my advice. They all ended up with Dillons eventually.
To save money, I have discovered you can load .380 using the .223 shell plate and the 9mm powder funnel. .40, 10mm, .357 Sig, ,38 Spl, .357 Mag and 7.62 X 39 can be loaded on a single shell plate. Of course .45 ACP, .243, .308, .30-06, 7 X 57 and 8 X 57 (and a few others) all use the same shell plate.