15 years ago I reloaded with an RCBS Rockchucker. My needs then were to roll out hunting rounds for deer rifles & my .44 rem mag revolver. Hunting took a huge fall off due to several reasons. Wound up caving into a buddy who wanted to buy all my RCBS gear. I loaded out all the stuff I had and it lasted me fairly well. The .44 stuff went the quickest, though....as I sometimes sneak it into my range bag when I go shoot my 1911's. I've found myself shooting more often now at the local indoor range...and their nice outdoor range, too. It's very convenient. No more long drives out to the WMA ranges. The beef of it is the ammo cost. I've been using SGAmmo.com and similar sites, but I'll not stay devoted to one brand/load. I tend to let price heavily influence my choices. Spotty results that drive me nuts sometimes. We are planning to move in the next year or so. If everything works out as planned, I'll have a man-cave room on the first floor....a bigger gun safe in there, desk and a reloading wall. Room for game mounts, too. Sounds great....but there are many mini-projects that have do be done before we sell our house....and buy another.....and move....and yield to the wife's likely need for new furniture, window treatments, etc, etc. My mancave plans seemed like a tall tale at this stage. I couldn't stand it anymore. I picked out a spot in a current upstairs guest bedroom. Rearranged stuff and told here I wanted to make a place to work on guns, mount scopes, change sights, cleaning, etc. Told her I was going to build an unobtrusive bench and stain it close to the what the furniture is already. She wasn't too enthused...but she didn't protest. While the Force was with me.....I did the Jedi mind trick thing and did a quick mention of it being a great spot to reload bullets.....out of the way. She seemed to go along. Next morning found me at the local Lowe's getting the wood needed. I've got the framework of the bench. It'll be smallish at 2' deep x 4' wide 3' tall. Using two 3/4" plywood sheets for the upper surface with a 1/3" layer of black hdpe on the top. It'll have two full sized shelves. Planning on storing components & loaded ammo there for the extra weight. I've begun ordering parts needed for mounting the press + lighting for it. The wood is being stained now....the humidity is taking it forever to dry between coats. Hoping to be ready to put it together by Saturday. Travel plans will stall progress, but when I get back I'll be ordering the press. Going with a Dillon XL 650. Will be using an Inline Fabrication Ultramount with Quick Change plate. Holding off on the case feeder at first. Want to get mighty comfortable with everything before adding on. My plan was to set it up for .45acp with an occasional changeover to 9mm. Not sure if I'll hunt enough to want to get back into rifle stuff. Don't shoot my Ar15's enough right now to justify it....but that may change as I use the local outdoor range more often. I'm also toying with adding an M1A and I know I'd run it hard enough to make another changeover worthwhile. Looking forward to getting back into the game. My wife has been dealing with some significant health issues and I've been hanging close to home on my days off to help her however I can. Having something gun-related to tinker with will be mighty relaxing. Anyway.....I'll keep this thread updated with my progress. A shooting buddy told me to hear him out. He said, "You may as well buy the Dillon 550C right now to start with. It'll handle what you need and be much easier to swap over between target stuff & hunting stuff." I see his point....he has merit. I'm going ahead with the XL 650, though. My current desire is to get it rolling out my .45acp & 9mm ammo. Who knows.....I may add another press later on. I could see where the 550c would be nice to have when doing .30'06, 270Win, .308Win and .44RemMag hunting stuff. Time will tell. I've already started buying stuff for the 650.