I must respectfully disagree. If you're gonna go for a Dillon eventually, get it to start with. Reloading a single caliber using loads in one of the manuals isn't rocket science. Just be sure the powder measure automatically drops the powder charge and you don't have to pull a handle to drop the powder charge or pick up a new primer. This was a problem with the early Dillons and on many occasions I saw people who ended up with a round with no powder.frankmako said:Start out with a single stage press, a set of carbide dies, and a powder scale. After you learn how to then you will want to move up the the Dillon system.
Lots of machines out there will load both rifle and pistol ammo. There are some good resources online to do research, or just buy a reloading book to get a feel for the basics. Best bet would be to find someone who reloads and have them walk you through the process to see if it's for you.A1C Lickey said:Also, do you need a different machines to reload for rifles and pistols?
duckhunter said:I love the H110 in heavy 45 Colt loads, after a little experimenting with the crimp and neck sizing. Unique is cost effective for light loads. Maybe something just a little faster than the H110, since you're not getting complete combustion.
Must be kind of fun "breaking trail" loading for a relatively new round!