When I was first learning to reload, I bought an RCBS RockChucker kit. I still use it for all my single stage reloading. I expect that I could pass it on and generations to follow could use it. It's well built, simple, there's nothing in the press to go wrong. I have loaded thousands of rounds on this press. Everything from 9mm to 8mm Mauser. It's not fast, it's reliable, easy to adjust, and once set up, every case comes out the same.
NotClauswitz left a comment on my Lee 1000 post mentioning an add-on for the RockChucker called a Piggyback II conversion kit. I had never heard of this, but it's an assembly that sisters onto a RockChucker to make it a progressive press.
Here's the set-up instructions in PDF. Here's what it looks like sitting on the press.
I don't know how easy this would be to set up and use. But NotClauswitz is offering to give me the one he has, so that might be a clue. RCBS has stopped making them, that might be another.
Anyone else using one of these? Is it trouble or a great way to make ammo?