Yeah Brian, I'm not about to jump into anything, just asking a few questions to get a feel for the hobby itself. I plan on purchasing a few items at a time
Buying 8 pounds of powder will save you money but you need to get a handle on what you want to do first. Unless you can find someone to do a group on-line purchase, you need to buy your powder locally in 1 pound jugs. Once you have a load that works for your needs, you can start buying in bulk and save more money.