Read a manual first! I use Hornady Bullets there for use the Hornady Manual. Then come up with questions you may have and ask them here. BE VERY PATCHIENT once you have the process down you can then tweak and have fun experimenting within the parameters set forth in the manuals. As for the press debate, I use a Hornady Single Stage press for all my rifle ammo. I also shoot comp pistol so go through about 500-1000 rounds a week in 40SW so I use a Dillon 550B for pistol. I used a Lee Turret press for years before the Dillon but for HANDGUN AMMO ONLY!!!!!!!!!