Re: Thoughts on Dillon Equipments
You would be wading into he deep end of the pool starting out with equipment like that. Unless her father is going to help you out I would pass for now. Start with a MEC Jr. for shotgun and a good single stage for metallic. And if you stick with this girl in a few years you might be ready for the Dillon, maybe. I know two shooters that gave up on Dillion, they have their place but you best know what you are doing and already understand reloading. Just my opinion but I like to keep things real simple.
Of note I have reloaded over 100,000 shot shells on the same MEC Jr. and I have never once got a bad shell. I used to shoot 4 rounds of skeet weekly and then later 6 rounds of trap so a MEC Jr will get the job done, about 3-4 boxes an hour without rushing.
As for metallic, that is another subject entirely. And handgun is entirely different that long range rifle putting them in the same hole. Long range rifle to me is a major challenge and I have good mentors and I am always reading.