Thanks Snapper2. Luckily, I did just use once fired brass from my trips to the range and loaded dummy rounds. Still couldn't figure out what was wrong while staring at 10mm brass with a bullet just barely seated and a buckled case that was eerily the same length as a 40 cal shell!
Another question I had was during the powder die flare step, does the case/ turret handle have just a small catch on the up stroke when removing the case from the die? Mine is doing that ever so slightly and didn't know if the flare step was done after the powder was dropped and that is what I am experiencing. Thanks again for you taking the time to help. It is appreciated.
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