A Lee starter kit and a set of Lee dies are all you need to get started other than the obvious. That's what I use. I load 100-200 rounds at a time. I use Unique and Trail Boss powders and 255 grain SWC bullets. I have a Rossi in .45 and a Remington 1858 with a conversion cylinder also in .45. When you have to feed three you go through a bunch of rounds.