Roy said: "Its kind of sad to see a productive member of the general population move into the addictive world of long range hunting."
I would have to say the same for the world of handloading
If you want to load for ultimate accuracy, then you woun't need to get a progressive becuase you will be weighing each load anyway. The thing is that only ball powders volume out consistently IMO. Many guys will just use a powder thrower to load, but I am pretty anal about that suff. Progressive loading will be great for medium range varmint and hunting. However, with that said, you may as well get a press that can accomodate a progressive in the future.
I reccomend the RCBS Rockchucker, a didgital 1000g scale (ballence works good for powder but the didgital will be quicker for sorting brass and bullets and powder), powder thrower, deburring tools, RCBS forster or lyman case trimmer, Lyman case tumbler and a stainless steel calaper accurate to .001", and either a RCBS or a Lee autoprime. This would get you a great start and it just happens to be what I use now ;).
There is a neverending assortmant of gismos and gadgets to add but you gotta start somewhere. In addition to these tools I now use the COAL guages, Headspace guages, Competition shell holders, RCBS prep center, VLD deburing tool and I would like to make the switch to the bushing style dies.
Good luck and have fun.