Re: Help with figuring out which press to buy...
Hornady Lock-N-load IMO. Manual indexing leaves room for human error. The Hornady has a safety tube around the primer feed tube for added security. The primer feed works smoothly. Their promotion is 500 free bullets of your choice with a purchase of their press. Also 100 free bullets of your choice with the purchase of each die set. You just pay the shipping. They are the Hornady XTP bullets. Their dies are top notch. The seater die actually guides the bullet into the brass so you can release the bullet sooner. The resizer die adjusts like velvet and is easy to use. The powder hopper adjusts fast and smoothly and throws accurate charges. Provided you don't manipulate the press while you are in process, you cannot double charge a case, and it will not miss charging a case either. The press is sturdy and durable. Customer service is great. If you break it they replace it with no questions asked. Their youtube videos walk you through the entire process of setting up the press from start to finish. Customer service will answer any and all questions. If you lose a spring, not only will they replace it, they will send you two. The fit and finish of the machine work is total quality.
The draw back is you have to buy a different shell plate for each caliber you shoot. I don't mind because I will have them forever.
Hope this helps,