I will be getting better equipment as my budget improves. Primarily that means making or buying commercial sized machinery that maximises my time by running larger batches. I'll do this as I get money and find bargains.
Guess what just failed though--> My DILLON tumbler, which is known to be a failure prone POS that the company reneges on their warranty over. Spending more is not always the best economic choice. Particularly when you don't have a lot at the time. I'll be putting a better motor in it than Dillon ever did. However, I am likely to be going a lot bigger than equipment built for reloading.
The tumblers I have do fine for now, as does the media. Actually the machine I want more is a mechanical brass sorter. I have plans to build one using a lathe I've got access to. That will make a bigger difference in my brass processing time and effort than anything else.
Jim, elitism requires a person to pretend that everyone else has the same options you do and chose badly. You've got a ~25 year lead on me in buying power. If I bought a complete dillon setup, I couldn't shoot at all for a few years since I'd have to sell my guns to pay for it. What I have works, and has been saving me a lot of money present tense. As in it has already paid for itself several times over.
I opt for quality, but that isn't always a matter of just choosing the color blue. For instance, I have actually found my Lee dies work a lot better than my RCBS ones with less hassle, and no tendency to drop or bend decapping pins. Buy smart, and evaluate each product on its own merits. Over a lifetime that pays off a lot better than paying more and feeling smug.
Edited by GunFun, 21 January 2016 - 06:27 PM.