Lets see 1, 3 hole manual turret press, 5 calibers, 5 turrets with dies installed. Whether you are using a single stage or turret press you still need the dies so the only added expense is the turret plates. I use my single stage press to decap/size my brass. It works for me. Time frame to change calibers less than a minute.
For me a turret press would be the most cost effective and least troublesome when changing calibers out. If money is no object at all the just buy a press for each caliber. My break even point was 2,500 rounds with a $100 bill in my pocket, 5 year ago prices is when I started. I figured my break even point at factory prices verses what I loaded up and all my equipment and reloading supplies for the 2,500 rounds.
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Last edited by Don P; October 27, 2011 at 08:25 AM.