Re: Opinion on reloading equipment?
Reloading can range from a very simple set of tools and accessories that make decent ammo to a garage full of presses and specialized tools. Bottom line for me is to make ammo that is a compliment to my rifle's inherent accuracy, and lots of it so I can practice as much as possible and do it with reasonable cost. Good idea to buy quality stuff initially, pay a bit more so that you do not have to buy a second time because something is not doing a good enough job. Redding is probably tops right now, but RCBS is also producing great equipment. Stick with one of these companies and you will have good gear. You can mix and match, reloading dies are interchangeable on most presses for instance but you know that RCBS dies and presses will be compatible. Companies offer reloading kits that include essentials and basics, usually a few dollars can be saved by looking at them. Check out Midway and a couple of other big sources, places that offer best prices because they sell in volume. I sue an electric case trimmer another electric gadget that does primer pockets and flash holes - both from RCBS, one main reason - to get the job done quick. They work great for my needs, real fussy reloaders prefer to do everything by hand usually.
Good luck with your decisions, the guys here will offer good assistance and they been there, just ask.