Originally Posted by 264junkie
I just got outfitted myself in the last 3 months and have yet to load my 1st round (but I'm close.) I went with the RCBS Supreme Kit (around $300) but i was still surprised by how much other stuff you needed on top of the kit.
- Case prep tools
- Case trimmer
- Case cleaner
And in my case I began building my own reloading bench
When it rains it pours!
If I had to do it over again I might look a lot closer at the products by LEE & LYMAN. After seeing how much RCBS has jumped it's prices in the last 4 years I kind of feel gouged.
Even though you won't hear it as much, I've spoken with plenty of people that love the products put out by Lyman and Lee. They're top quality and last I checked are still made in the USA.
I have about 3 of everything! I have a couple of Dillons progressives, two RCBS Rockchuckers, and four lee presses. They all have something I like about them. I have to agree with you though. There is a lot of the Lee equipment that is very good and half the price. (Don't buy their shotgun stuff)
So don't be afraid to pick up a set of Lee dies and I always put in a plug for the Lee Auto Prime. It rocks (sorry Chas1)
it's cheap and I still haven't wore one out. (I have four of them)
It's a sickness my friend so be careful.