Hello, I am just getting into reloading and have a few questions that a bit of input would be greatly appreciated. I picked up a remington 700P 338 lapua MLR a few months ago and have been picking up reloading equipment ever since. I picked up a Hornady LNL single stage press just so I can take it nice and slow and learn each step very well. I have no experience in reloading so I have been searching through boards and reading any books that I can but there are still a few questions that I cant answer. So far for the Lapua I have picked up a set of FL dies and a neck sizing die. I picked up 250 of the SMK 300 gr. bullets, 100 new Lapua brass and 1000ct large magnum primers, the federal 215 primers and a couple pounds of H1000 powder. Here are my questions...and if anyone has suggestions for better components on my choices then please pipe in, I welcome any suggestions. Is there any prep work that needs to be done to brand new brass? What is the difference between the FL dies and Neck dies? I know what they both are but I've heard a lot of different input on when to use them. I have heard that if you are only using one rifle then only the neck sizing is necessary and i've heard that you should FL size the first few times but then change to the neck sizing after that. Of the information out there I am just not sure which to use when and do not want to start out screwing up brass I just picked up. I don't have monetary problems so if there is anything that I am overlooking that would be an extreme benefit for me to pick up or necessary for good reloading then let me know what you think would help.