....have a few basic questions about getting started.
I'm looking to learn to reload 45LC for my Ruger SRH Toklat. No rifle rounds. I use the Toklat for fun range shooting and plinking, no hunting. I've poured through prior posts on this forum and have watched scores of YouTube videos related to the process of reloading and equipment.
Here are a few thoughts at this point:
1) I will start with a single-stage press and buy each piece of reloading equipment, and supplies, separately rather than a kit.
2) I would prefer a digital scale and caliper.
3) I've checked with various local sources (gun clubs, craigslist, want ads) to see if there is used equipment and have come up empty so it will be new equipment for me to select from.
Any advice/thoughts about how to put together a package? Should I stay with one company or mix and match? Include the tumbler and case trimmer or nix them? Etc...
I went through various posts and videos and put together a list of RCMS equipment and supplies which total ~$700. Obviously, the sky is the limit and some people probable have ~$5,000+, but, should $700 plus brass, primers, powder, and bullets get me started?
I'm finding that the "might as wells" can easily push up the price to buy equipment. Now that I buying equipment, I "might as well" spend an extra $60 on this press, or an extra $100 on this powder dispenser/scale. I don't know what I don't know and thus can't determine where extra money is well spent and where it is wasted.