Hello all, I have been doing a lot of research here and on a few other forums and I almost ready to jump into reloading. I do have a few questions though... Do I need to buy a "reloading specific" scale or can I just pick up a cheapy digital scale from Harbor Freight? My next questions is concerning tumblers. Do I really need one to start off with? I have a local guy who is a Dillon dealer and been reloading for like 40 years. He says it's really not that important, that I can just kind of clean them off and make sure there is not any dirt or sand in the cases. I don't know if I should trust that or not. This same guy is more than likely going to be the source for my components since I won't have to pay shipping. He also said that a reloading manual wasn't that important. Is he just taking for granted the fact that he has tons of knowledge and forgetting that I don't? Another thing he didn't mention was a case trimmer. I will be reloading .223 and several popular pistol calibers. Do I need one? I have decided to go with a progressive press and narrowed it down to either a 550B or a LnL. Hmmm, Red or Blue koolaid? After reading many reviews and watching videos on both, I have decided they are both great presses, but I cant decided between the two. Do any of you guys have experience with both presses and if so what do like about each? I will list the things I like about both so you guys have some insight. I like the LnL because it's a little cheaper, comes with free bullets and I self indexing. I like the 550B for is reputation and reliability, its solid warranty and because of all the great reviews. Ok, enough questions. I'm off to the bookstore to get a Lyman 49th and I expect all my questions to be answered completely when I return....the clock it ticking......... Thanks guys.