My Dad & I are trying to get into reloading, he has some experience with it but all from 30+ years ago, and I'm a complete novice. I've been doing some reading on the boards and around the web, and chatted with Chuck a bit at the Moyler's class on Saturday. Saturday night I took a look at the website for the local Christensen reloading that was mentioned here: viewtopic.php?f=37&t=11104&start=0&st=0&sk=t&sd=a
as well as Dillon's site, and find myself a bit confused.
If I were to purchase the 550B from Dillon's website itself http://www.dillonprecision.com/#/conten ... /1/RL_550B
(I wouldn't in reality, but how they have it laid out is what's confusing me) it makes me choose a specific caliber. It says it does not include any dies. It then says that if you want to reload another caliber that you have to purchase the caliber conversion kit and the respective dies. The part about the dies I figured was a given, but the initial caliber & conversion kit have me incredibly confused. As I understand it a number of folks on the boards have/use these, and I was hoping someone might be able to provide some insight.
At the end of the day, I'm trying to figure out exactly what I need equipment wise to start reloading. I'd rather spend a little more now for nicer stuff that might be overkill for me at the moment, rather than spend more in the long run by replacing lower end or less capable stuff as I get more into it. If I were to purchase this RL550B, listed on Christensen's site for $385, what else is absolutely mandatory in order to start reloading other than consumables?
As always, any other thoughts or advice is also greatly appreciated.