I don't remember what the base kit cost because I got a bunch of extras. I believe if you look at the XL650 thread I started there that Guido said that they are 10% off list with free shipping. Check there or just go see Guido.
That was some great info. Thank you. At least it gave me an idea of what I actually need to purchase to start reloading. It seems like there is no "kit" out there that contains everything you need to start. So, reading your post has helped out a lot about what tools you actually need to start reloading. Since I learn more by a "hands on" approach, I guess the next best thing I could do is just buy a kit and just do it and ask questions here if I have any.
Anyone have any suggestions on any reloading books? I don't think the Lee kit comes with one as some of the other kits do, so I'd have to look into getting one separately.
But the pictures did help, so I thank you very much for your time in posting them. I'm considering going with one of the Lee kits as it is an inexpensive way to start out. If I end up liking it and/or start to process more loads (I'll be doing .40 S&W) than I initially expected, then maybe I'll move up to a more expensive unit (maybe a progressive one?) and can always just resell my Lee kit here to someone else that is starting out. :smilewinkgrin:
I like my Lyman 49th edition. You should have at least 2 books to cross reference any load data. Things vary greatly from book to book sometimes so be sure to check multiple sources, start low and work your way up.
Ya, I'm not lookin' to do anything fancy/hot at all to be honest. I just want to make them like normal factory range rounds (say like the Federal Champion rounds - nothing special) that I can put down range and practice with. I'll buy factory for my duty carry ammo and such.