Keep in mind, I've only seen videos so far. Seeing details on videos are somewhat difficult unless someone takes the effort to zoom in and talks in detail about it and that is rare. Plus, everyone does things a different way and some may not be the right way. Today, I got my first book that shows some details and is helping me to understand reloading better. Even reading the history and details of some calibers I plan to load is helping me a lot. One reason I'm posting links to things, I don't want to buy a die set that won't work with what I'm doing. Maybe some rifles require something more specific that I'm not aware of. I've read that AR type rifles require somewhat different adjustments than say a breech loader, or tip gun. Some require more details to COL and other things. I even saw somewhere where some bolt action cartridges can be loaded in a way that they won't fit in the magazine of a semi-auto. I can't recall the details and found it sort of weird but it seems some things are different and they may not be in a book. The 223 I linked above is likely fine for my AR in 5.56MM. I just want to be sure before I order it tho. If someone posts and says that the link I gave is not the correct set, then I know to find another. It may be that set just won't work with the rifle I'm putting it in or it may be something else. Either way, it saves time and money and more importantly, I don't have a die set I can't use laying around gathering dust.Unless you devote a considerable amount of time learning first about the reloading process, then move to what is involved in the Precision reloading process, it would be difficult to go out an "only buy what I need once." I started with a Rockchucker Supreme, and I don't "need" another press, but I would like a Forster co-ax. I have a L.E Wilson Case trimmer. but I got great service from an RCBS trimmer. And until I got more into precision reloading, I did not know what I would need for MY precision reloading and added as I went. everything I have purchased on the journey is still serviceable and I use it for "other' reloading, such as pistol reloading, and for that I added Lee Turret press. I guess the bottom line is that most likely everyone here can give you a list of what they use, and it would do the job, but YOU have to decide what wil work for you, your firearm(s) your shooting style and goals.
I've learned a lot from the posts here and the videos I've watched but I don't claim to know everything I need to know yet, even with the book I got today. Being on fixed income kind of forces me to spend wisely. I don't mind spending time learning and adjusting things. In a way, it's one reason I'm doing this. During the winter, being outside is no fun with my health issues. Sometimes it isn't in the summer either. It's something I think will be interesting and fun plus gives me something relatively easy to do as a hobby.
That's what I was thinking. I read/saw somewhere that neck tension should hold the bullet. I just wanted to confirm what I was thinking, in case I was wrong.If you have your dies set-up properly, no. I've had lots of jammed-up misfeeds from various AR's. Never set the bullet back any amount that caused quivering in the knees.