I am getting into metallic handloading as a hobby. I reload shotshecks and enjoy that so much I am getting into metallic cartridge reloading. Several of you have given me great suggestions on presses. How about chronographs? Seems to me a lot of satisfaction comes from KNOWING what your round is doing. I tend to be a researchin' kind of guy so thought a chrono would add to the enjoyment and not cut short the load development aspect of handloading. Anyway, which one(s) do you use? Which ones have caused trouble? Did the company stand by their product? Which ones are most user-friendly? I'd enjoy hearing from you. I have a special interest in the .44 Calibers. I would like to develop loads for the .44Spl, .44Mag, .444 Marlin and the .44-40. My grandfather, author of "Back In the Saddle Again" that Gene made famous sings: "Totin' my ol' .44" Maybe it's a nostalgia thing, but I plan to research this with abandonment and come up with the best .44 loads for all of my shooting. (I know Marshall and many of you have been doing this for decades, but I guess I gotta just find out for myself--streak of indepence maybe! Anyway, I'm kinda new to this and look forward to friendships on this site and learning all I can from you guys. Can't afford to buy all the guns and gear at once--will take a while. But saving and waitin's half the fun! Didn't mean to write a book here! Just have a new-found passion for "this stuff".