I started out many many years ago with a RCBS kit that had almost everything you could want for reloading. I then "graduated" to a Dillon 450 and still have both. Unless I am going to produce more than 100 rounds I still use the RCBS. I hand prime with a Lyman hand tool as I like the feel of seating the primer that way. Never cared much for either press as it tended to flatten the primers a bit too much for my taste. I also use the RCBS powder measure next to the 450 as the Dillon powder measure was never as accurate, especially in small powder loads (ie Bullseye) as the RCBS. I've loaded everything from .223 through 06 on my equipment.