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That's the reason I went with an RL550B from Dillon. Everyone has their preferences and there are lots of good equipment choices out there... I don't know that I would say that any are 'bad'. I like the progressive feature because you can pound out 400-500 handgun rounds per hour. I do about 300 rounds per hour of .223 and about 200+ rounds per hour of 30-06 and other larger calibers. The larger calibers tend to take a bit longer because of the effort involved with full length sizing of the brass..... Pay a little more for quality up front its worth it.
Many people believe your first press ought to be a single stage. While there is logic in that approach, I could not follow the advice because I knew that eventually I would want a progressive press and I'd end up spending more if I bought two presses rather than jumping directly to the progressive press. I'm glad I went with the Dillon RL550B even though the initial investment is definitely a bit pricier...
"Yes. It is wise to handload handgun calibers for plinking. You can also develop loads best suited for your weapon. "
This is excellent advice from armyrat1970
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