I've been reloading for several years from small pistol to large magnum rifle. I started on a Lee Classic Turret and that's what I still use for all of my rifle loads. It has served me ok but as they say, you start reloading and you shoot more. I'm no exception plus I can shoot over a thousand yard's out my back door. As I've been shooting longer distance and looking at the details of load development, I get bothered by the play the Turret has and can't help but think it doesn't help precision. Obviously the press isn't the only thing to look at but that is my question for this thread. Which press do you prefer for precision hand loads?
Press recommendations will vary, if for no other reason than the type of shooting you are doing.
High volumne repetative shooting ? Single shot varminting ? Short range benchrest ( all as examples ).
And of course.... how much time can you afford to spend @ the press, and so forth.
You might end up w/ a variety of presses, that are suitable for varied reloading needs.
I still load w/ my original 49 y.o. Rockchucker, that has required minimal repairs/updating.
For loading @ the range during load workup trials, I use a LEE hand press and Hornady Custom Grade New Dimension dies. I also have used a Sinclair arbor press and Wilson dies @ the range and for benchrest style
competitions. So again, perhaps you'll be best served using multiple presses ?
For my single-stage reloading w/ the Rockchucker, overall time required for precision reloading( for me ) has been
reduced by the introduction of a high precision automated powder measure. I myself ( my loads/my shooting ) have not yet felt compelled to use a turret press, or other more-automated press. YRMV
But whatever the press...... use a good one, great dies; and a superb powder measure method !