A true ballistician would prefer building a bullet from scratch rather than buying bulk from factory ammo. Though it takes a lot of time and effort, the detailing, shoot range and overall quality far exceeds the Factory made. If you are newly starting to create your bullets, we will guide you to choose the right reloading press. We will also mention The 4 Best Progressive Reloading Press by the end.

Single Range Presses

  • Pros:

An uncomplicated design that meets the industry standards, compact, easy to use, affordable, and allows variation in loads as per need. Calibers and cartridges are changeable.

  • Cons:

Since a single reload cycle at a time is possible, it tends to be very slow. So it is ideal to reload in low volume.

Turret Press

  • Pros:

It is like the Single Range Press but with few add ups. Unlike single range presses, the rotating turret head contains multiple die holders to eliminate manual indexing. Meaning you do not have to change dies after every hand pulls though only one cartridge at a time.  All the other features are more or less the same. 

  • Cons:

Slightly priced higher than Single range, automatic feeder and prime feeder may not function with these.

Progressive Press

  • Pros:

Progressive Reloads can do multiple loading in one round. Reload rate is fast producing, at least 300 bullets per hour. Hence it can be used for high volume reloading. It has a case feeder, shell plate, powder measure, and multiple die holders all attached so any external tool requirement is low.

  • Cons:

They are expensive, have a complicated design, and also take up more space.

Our recommendations of The 4 Best Progressive Reloading Press are:

  1. Hornady-
  2. Lee Precision
  3. RCBS 9356
  4. Dillion Precision 16923 XL

Hoping this information helps you make the right purchase.