The Hornady Classic kit is quite functional. You can load it all with a beam scale and trickling method. ....but the Hornady Dispenser pays for itself quickly!And are the basic kits such as the Hornady classic deluxe kit suitable/sufficient? Or would I just be better off buying the best quality and more elaborate equipment such as the electronic, digital powder dispensers straight away as that is what a lot of people seem to upgrade to eventually anyway?
Honestly, you won’t be happy. I don’t have experience struggling with lee presses, but I have struggled with their other stuff. You cannot see press flex, but it creates incredible frustration trying to make consistent ammo.So it sounds like the cheaper Lee kits are not as bad as I thought they would be? I had sort of counted them out just based on the more budget price point, I thought they would be cheap and nasty.
I replaced a Mitutoyo dial caliper with a Hornady digital caliper....it has proven accurate and reliable. I have heard many skilled machinists question name brand calipers when many lower priced ones prove accurate and reliable on gages.Also, get yourself a good dial micrometer (such as a Mitutoyo - accurate to 1/1000") is very handy for ensuring lengths, depths and widths for a variety of reloading applications as well.