Background, I'm 27 and money isn't exactly sitting around waiting to be spent but I shoot a lot of both pistol and rifle. There is a lot of discussion regarding loads, how to, and setups but there isn't much discussion on starting to reload. I'm currently buying ammo in 1000 round lots at decent prices. I'm looking for some information on investment cost and sustaining cost for reloading. My uncle has a press for shot shells that he has never used. He's giving it to me so that its out of his basement. I just wonder if I'll ever start reloading and what the savings will be. I understand that reloading shot shells and cartridges are two different animals. I can only assume there is considerably more precision involved with cartridges. What I'd like is for information pertaining to cartridges. Can a single reloader be set up for different calibers? Can I reload pistol and rifle with a single setup? What is truly needed in addition to the reloader itself? Space? Components? Little things that make life easier? What would the investment be from starting with nothing to my first loaded round? What is the basic cost per round (9 mm, .40 or .45) for plinking ammo? I know that if needed I can create specific loads to make major or accuracy but I'm just looking to basic at this time. I know that the reloading bench picture thread that was just started will help answer a few of these questions. I also know that I could probably go online and buy a damn book that will tell me all of this. In that case recommend it, if you don't wan't to write your own. It seems there is a lot of knowledge needed to reload and I'm wondering if I should pursue it. Thanks for the help!!!