Originally Posted by Polymerhead
Lee single stage presses aren't terrible. Lee progressive presses are terrible. If you're recommending Lee progressive presses to friends based on your single stage experiences, you're doing your friends a disservice.
I recommended starting on a single stage. He needs to learn how to reload before correctly before jumping to a progressive press.
I've never recommended a lee progressive but all of the other lee products I have used a single stage kit and dies have produced fantastic ammo and that is a great place to start especially if someone is learning and on a budget. He needs to learn to reload one round at a time before he tries a progressive.
I did read the reviews on the lee progressive and they seem to be all over the place from terrible to great. So I cannot pass judgement on something I have not used. But I personally started with a the lee challenger kit and I do not find the need to spend more of other equipment as I can produce ammo more accurate than I am in a reasonable amount of time.
I guess another part he needs to look at is how many rounds a year he is shooting or plans on making. Spending big money to only make 500-1000 rounds a year I dont know if that makes sense more than that I can see the need to go with a good good progressive.