To start, you will need a press, a scale, and a solid bench to bolt the press onto. Presses come in either single-stage or progressive. A single stage press doesn’t cost much, and it works on one shell at a time. You move the shell manually through each stage of the loading process: depriming, priming, dropping powder, wad and shot, then a pre-crimp and a crimp. It takes me 10-12 minutes to load a box of shells on a single stage press, although people who are practiced and motivated can load a box in about 7 minutes. Most reloaders start out with the entry level MEC Jr., which sells for around $200. If you go that route, I would suggest spending another $60-$70 for the automatic primer feed accessory which saves you from having to fumble with individual primers. If you want to make hunting loads and 50-100 target loads a week for trap league, a single-stage is all you need.