A single stage press is cheaper than a good turret press. A turret press may come in handy if you intend to load a couple different cal's and you don't like resetting your dies. I use a single stage and it is fine. IMHO, the Redding Big Boss II is one of the best buys for the buck. I purchased a Rockchucker IV last year and kinda wish I would have gotten the redding.. not a big deal. Redding seems a little tighter than the RCBS. I have no experience w/ Forster.
I like a didgital scale since it is easier to weight sort brass and bullets with. A ballance beem is hard to do that with.
Here is a short list of some of the other items I think you would like if you want to purchase it piece meal:
FIRST AND FORMOST Loading manual!! read it until you can recite it!! I have used and like Speer and Nosler, but I think most componant suppliers will make a fair book. I am serious as a heart attack about reading the loading procedures. I taught myself how to load with some help from the local gunsmith at age12 or 13 from reading the Speer #11. (And I am still learning lots 17 years later)
case holder (one for your priming tool and one for your press (around 4 or 5 bucks apiece)
A stainless steel caliper (anything accurate to .001" @$30)
good FL die set (I preferr redding and Forster)
Case trimmer (lee works and are very cheap but hard to do bulk lots, Forster redding rcbs @$80)
Powder thrower (IMHO don't spend much because loads should be weighed =Lee for @$20)
case lube (one shot or similar spray are easy to use)a
Priming tool (Lee $30 does work fine or RCBS hand held unit $50. I hate the press mounted types)
Tumbler (not totally needed but it makes cleaning any dirt or debris out of the cases easy...lyman 1200 is good one)
Didgital scale (I payed big bucks for mine 14 years ago and they are alot cheaper now should be able to get one for around $100) If you can afford it and plan on loading any bulk ammo than the RCBS 1500 auto for $300 is a good buy but not necessary if you just do a box or two at a time). Otherwise a good ballance by Lyman, RCBS, or Hornady will do just fine for about half of a didgital.
Primer pocket cleaning tool and case neck deburring tool (Lee, RCBS...most are ok and about $10 together).
There is a lot of other items that are very good for helping make very good ammo but not necessary to make good ammo. VLD case neck deburring tool, Flash hole deburring tool, Primer pocket uniformer, sinclair COAL guage (the most important thing for makeing lot to lot consistancy!!)... yata yata yata. ya gotta stop somewhere lol.
Well, I think that is a good list and I hope it helps.
ALso, Nosler has a good forum and good guys over there. Just don't try to talk about the Sierra Matchking and hunting big game lol! Nosler Reloading - ammunition, hunting, shooting, and performance reloading expertise from the source.
take care, Mark.