Re: Which Kit for First Time Reloader?
I don't disagree with Boomtube or Mudrunner. Especially regarding high-end calipers, they are a must (and can be found at reasonable prices gently used if you look). Bittom line is you need to get going so that you can determine what does (and does not) work for you.
That being said, your initial budget and your BPro gift card probably makes a kit worthwhile as a place to get started (not to exclusively use until the end of time). I am familiar with the Hornady, so I'll use that as reference:
Press - the Hornady press is pretty good, and will probably be "good enough" forever
Powder throw - mine is pretty accurate, and I trickle to nominal so "good enough"
Hand prime - not the best I have used for feel, but works and is easy.
E-scale - junk, but not unsafe. Upgrade if you get serious. Good to weight sort.
Trickler - commodity. Doubt any are way better or way worse, and you need one
Funnel - commodity. Doubt any are way better or way worse, and you need one
Chamfer/deburr - commodity. Doubt any are way better or way worse, and you need one
Primer flipper - commodity. Doubt any are way better or way worse, and you need one
Case block - commodity. Doubt any are way better or way worse, and you need one
Case lube - I like the one-shot, and still use it for FL sizing
Manual - can never have too many!
IMO, there is not a lot of frilly BS in this kit that will end up in the landfill. Once you get rolling and determine how you like to load you can upgrade (ie beam scale vs auto dispenser and other forum-fight questions).
Big disclaimer - there is a lot of Hornady stuff that I hate. I am not endorsing their kit so much as saying it contains mostly stuff you will need/will use over the longer term. Any of the major manufacturers who have a similar kit (without frilly BS items) will probably work equally well. I am not a "brand X is awesome and all other brands suck" guy. My bench is now so frickin colorful now it looks like a clown orgy.