I have 5 different reloading manuals, and I cross check every load between them before reloading.
Of course, it is still good to have a single stage press on the bench for some jobs. I am about ready to add a classic turret pretty soon, to speed up loading handgun ammo.
I think I will always continue to load my rifle ammo single stage though. Simply because when I load pistol ammo it is for shooting paper and I need some quantity, but my rifle ammo is for precision shooting and hunting.
I started on a LEE single stage press, but I recently began loading using a LEE hand press. No wife to complain about where I load so I do it in front of the TV. Sometimes I will just prep shell cases. Other times I will load and seat. Never more than 50 rounds at a time. It beats the hell out of a therapist :blink: I do put everything away when I'm finished so its not like my living room is a gun shop. I reload 38, 9mm, 40, 45 and soon 50 AE but I do everything by hand now. :twak:
When I first started looking, I thought I had to have a Dillon but it was going to be a lot more money than I thought I would have to spend to get started. Talked to several people and did some looking around. I ended up with a Lee Classic Turret. It really does do a great job. I sometimes still think about the Dillon, maybe some day.