Different Reloading "Setups" and who would use them. A frequent question we get here at OSA, is "I'm a beginning reloader, what press should I buy?" I will attempt to explain the differences in different press preferences, and why some people would want particular ones. The first thing to know before buying equipment, is: How much will I reload? This is both how many rounds per month you anticipate loading, and also how many calibers will you be loading for. If your answer here is say, reloading .30-30 for your deer rifle, and .38 spl for your house gun, and you only anticipate shooting a handful of rounds a month, like 5-10 of .30-30 just to keep it zeroed, and 25-50 of .38 spl, then your needs are different from the competitive shooter who will be loading for 5-10 different calibers, and might load a thousand or more rounds of one at a time. The next question you need to answer is: How serious am I about reloading? Are you "just trying it out," or are you planning for the long haul? If you've researched, and know that you want to go all in, and reload for years to come, then you may be willing to invest a lot more into this up front. Another question you need to answer: What will I be loading? You already answered this, sort of. Are you loading pistol or rifle? If rifle, how accurate are you wanting to be? If you're looking to be "minute of buck" you're a different user than the one who is hoping to one day shoot the 1000 yard competition at Camp Perry. Finally, the big question is: What is my purpose? or What is my budget? If your purpose (or budget) is to find the cheapest possible way to maintain your addiction... er, shooting level, or to shoot more, then again, you are looking for something other than what the person who is looking to win precision rifle competitions. Now that we know a little more about what we are doing, lets look at some specifics.