I’m 72 yr old and have finally had a few lessons manage to stay in my head. About 35 yr ago a good friend introduced me to shotgun sports. One of the first lessons he taught me was to never shoot a reload from someone unless I really knew that they were a good safe reloader. His favorite saying was, some people are sloppy careless reloaders. He would go on to say that some people should never be allowed to reload. A policy I have adhered to shooting 3 position and shooting pistols.
I can also appreciate Joe's advice.Sounds like my kind of fellow.
Enjoy your new press.
I became a shooting addict when assigned to a Coast Guard cutter at Base Kodiak in the 70's. We had WWII vintage indoor shooting range which overlooked the base housing complex (and which was later shut down when the backstop was found to be "operationally deficient"). The shooting positions were separated by hanging sheets of 3/4" plywood. I was shooting in the company of a Master Chief and a new fellow. The new guy was shooting a Charter Arms .44 that he had just purchased. The new guy fired his first round with a tremendous explosion. I looked over and saw that his cylinder and top strap were blown apart. I saw a good size chunk of the cylinder embedded in the plywood right next to where I was shooting.
Once the dust settled, the Master Chief asked in a very calm tone "Where did you get those rounds." The new guy said "I loaded them myself." He was pretty clueless and the Master Chief engaged him in dialogue, ultimately learning that he had purchased a reloading press and components, filled a 44 special case to the brim with Bullseye powder and then set the bullet. He had watched others reloading and thought that was all that was involved.
Be careful out there.