Well Ive been using my Lee Breech Lock 50th Anniversary kit and RCBS Carbide Dies this weekend on my first stint at reloading.
Ive deprimed, sized, belled and primed about 500 cartridges and am addicted already :). Im ready to get my powder now and have a couple questions about seating and crimping with my RCBS dies (does the seat and crimp in one step).
I played around the crimping setting so the bell was removed and got the seating depth set so that it was identical to the factory rounds I have been using (give or take 0.01 inches). Rounds chambered fine in my Glock, Para and Taurus.
Question 1) is 0.01 inches variance OK for the case length ?
Question 2) should I be using the rounded or flat seating plug for Round nose FMJ ? (the RCBS instructions arent very clear)
Question 3) provided my seating depth is correct and my crimp is correct is there anything I need to wary of in regards to excessive pressure due to bullet being held in place too tight ? how tight is too tight ? is there any way to tell ?