Originally Posted by WHSmithIV
Looking for used equipment is exactly what I'm doing - There are a few on-line auction sites that have used presses continuously (some with extras also) so I'll start with getting a press with whatever it comes with at the best price I can find. Then I'll continue piecemeal. Other than calipers, a decent scale and the dies for the calibers I'll be hand loading I don't know what else I need. I also have to find a source for gunpowder and primers... casings and bullets seem to be easy enough to find on the net.
Reading up on the reloading process should help you with your shopping list. Seeing someone else's setup in operation will also help. I am using almost all the stuff I got at the outset.
If you go with digital scales get a decent set. Mine measure .1 of a grain, but because of the electronics (they "think" in grams and "translate" to grains"), they miss out on some values--jump by .2 grain instead of .1 grain.
There are some other threads in this section that suggest shopping lists for those just starting reloading.
Also, remember, the only dumb question is the one not asked. Read a lot, ask a lot.
We have all started out from zero and had to learn; we're just glad to pass on what we've learned.