Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Forney, TX, USA
If you never reloaded before, and have no help, get a single stage.
It's really not that slow if you have a good powder dropper and a powder that is compatible with powder droppers.
I started out with a progressive and was very slow getting decent rounds without destroying brass. After 6 mos., it's easy.
Lee is hard to beat and affordably prices.
RCBS and Hornady would be next step up.
Dillon is the Cadillac. But I just don't dig them.
I like Lee and RCBS.
Most brands offer a kit. Scale, press, brass prep, and a book.
Not sure on components(powder, bullets, primers, brass) for the 458 SOCOM.
Do a search. Be careful, don't start with max loads.
Full-length size the brass, and crimp bullets for semi-auto or pump/lever.
"Don't taze me, bro."