I was telling my dad about this kit a week ago or so and he went and bought it a yesterday.I started out with an RCBS Rock Chucker that my dad passed on to me once he got his Dillon XL650 ( https://www.dillonprecision.com/#/content/p/9/pid/23803/catid/1/XL_650 ). I loved it when I used it, but I found myself running over to dads to use his.. LOL... I beleave it would be great for a beginer but if you are going to get serious about reloading. You might just want to save up for a Dillon.. Just being honest.
I've been very happy with the Lee die sets. They are three die sets and include the bullet seating/crimping die. All of their pistol die sets have carbide sizing dies. They also sell a separate crimp die if you prefer to use 4 dies - you just back off the crimp combo and don't use it. The crimp dies are about $11 each I think.I bought this kit and have been satisfied so far, but don't have anything to reference it against. In addition to the case trimmer previously mentioned, you will also need to buy your individual die sets and bullet seats. That last may seem obvious to many, but when i originally bought mine, I did not realize that I also needed the bullet seats! Extra trip to the store!
I think this a great kit to get anyone started! Just add dies, powder, primers, brass and some bullets and you can be loading ammo.I would like to get started learning to reload. Bi-Mart has an RCBS starter kit. I think it is priced at $299. It looks, to the uneducated eye, like a good place to start.
What is your opinion?