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lee reloading pressess worth buying?

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Hey I found a Lee reloading press ket and am wondering if they are any good
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Yeah its my frist one I have a friend that is telling me to get a dillion 550b but I am not sure if I want to spend that much yet. Can I use rcbs dies in a lee press? I would just be reloading for my glock .40 my roger 38 and my remington 30-06.
These are the two Lee presses i am looking at.

Lee Challenger Breech Lock Single Stage Press Anniversary Kit
Lee Challenger Breech Lock Single Stage Press Kit
This is the kit i am going to get. Can any one tell me what else i need to buy with it.
I add a Lee Case Length Gage for my .40 s&w and primers. any thing else.

This kit has just about everything needed to get started reloading. The "O" frame design creates a sturdy press for years and years of reloading. The quick change function allows standard 7/8"-14 threaded dies to be changed with the twist of a wrist. The press is made from ASTM 380 Aluminum, has 3-offset mounting holes, a 3-1/2" ram stroke and can handle cartridge lengths from the short 0.905" 25 ACP to the long 3.750" 460 Weatherby

Technical Information

Press Type: Single Stage
Frame Material: Solid Aluminum
Frame Design: O Frame
Frame Offset: 30 Degrees
Frame Opening Size: 4-1/4"
Handle Location: Bottom Right or Left
Die Size Accepted: Standard 7/8"-14 Threaded Dies
Die Bushing Accepted: Yes
Die Bushing Brand Used: Lee Breech Lock Quick Change Bushings
Spent Primer Collection System: Yes
Ram Stroke: 3-1/2""
Ram Diameter: .815"
Priming Feature: No
Number of Mounting Holes: 3
Mounting Hardware Included: No
Kit Includes: Challenger Breech Lock single stage press, 1 Breech Lock die bushing, a Lee Safety Scale, Perfect Powder Measure, powder funnel, lock stud and cutter, a Lee chamfer tool, primer pocket cleaner, a large and small Safety Prime and a tube of sizing lube. A Lee Case Length Gage (sold separately) will need to be purchased for each caliber being reloaded
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Ok so i bought this stuff of midway USA.

Lee Challenger Breech Lock Single Stage Press Anniversary Kit
Lee Case Length Gage and Shellholder 40 S&W
Lee Deluxe Carbide 4-Die Set 40 S&W, 10mm Auto
Lee Bulge Buster Base Sizing Kit (380 Auto, 40 S&W, 45 ACP)
Starline Reloading Brass 40 S&W Box of 100 (Bulk Packaged)
Rainier LeadSafe Bullets 40 S&W, 10mm Auto (400 Diameter) 180 Grain Plated Flat Nose Box of 100 (Bulk Packaged)

And i also just started to read ABC of Reloading.
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