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  1. Sphinx SDP mags fit it and work well, they stick out some.
  2. I shoot a Sphinx SDP regularly and love it, and would be very interested in the standard version of the Redback. Is it available in the USA?
  3. Thank you for writing my post, lazy day.
  4. Allow me to thank everybody for their suggestions and input on my request. I have taken two steps recommended by some 1) increased OAL 1.150 minimum. this decreased the problem but did not eliminate it. 2) purchased a Hornady seating die (no crimping) These two steps seem to have eliminated the issue in a speedy economical way and for that I am very grateful. Really like the Hornady tool-free adjustment knob by the way clearly superior.
  5. The camera cleaner is the same as the Giotto I mentioned earlier. Also don't forget that the gun powder you pick up from the table can be reused as a fertilizer in your plants even if not clean enough to be used.
  6. Rather than canned air I use a Giotto air blaster, which does a good job at cleaning without dispersing stuff around. Use Q-tips and alcohol and some paper towels. The air blaster is the only cleaning I do regularly, the rest when I see the need for it.
  7. Haven't gotten anything yet, but have increased OAL to 1.140 - 1.1145. Rejects are less, but are still there in annoying quantity.
  8. Thank you all for the replies. Just to clarify, my question was focused on 9mm which is the caliber I load the most. Is this the for those who recommend Hornady as a better alternative for seating? https://www.amazon.com/Hornady-044144-Bullet-Seating-355/dp/B003D75LR4/ref=sr_1_2?crid=298DCJEQ8YK1O&dchild=1&keywords=hornady+seating+die+9mm&qid=1594658538&sprefix=9mm+hornady+seating%2Caps%2C168&sr=8-2 And for crimping? https://www.amazon.com/LEE-PRECISION-90860-Carbide-Factory/dp/B000O7HCK0/ref=sr_1_4?dchild=1&keywords=horna
  9. Time ago I bought a Lee undersized die to replace my Dillon sizing die based on recommendations from the Forum. It works well, I would say better than the OEM. A few days ago, I opened a thread because of an issue with bulging rounds and I received the recommendation to replace the seating die with a Hornady custom. Now, before buying it, is there something else I should replace? The crimping one? The powder? All of them? in other words, I am used to think of Dillon as top of the line (I use a 650 and am very happy with it; in the past I have owned also a 550
  10. I will get the Hornady, see how that goes.
  11. I am entirely with you on that one. Love the Gen 5's guns but struggle with how tight the new barrels are. They are tighter though, and I feel a smidge more accurate so there is that to say.
  12. First of all, thank you all for the replies. That said, I am confused. Flaring too much, too little? My flare works just fine with the coated bullet which in theory are even wider. Can somebody cut the Gordian knot please? There seems to a consensus on 1) bullets are not getting in straight. To that I agree, but please notice that I have even slowed down operations to hold the bullets with my fingers trying to keep them straight. Also I checked and the the seating die is set up correctly with the round end. 2) OAL is not enough. Problem
  13. This is how much the rounds are sticking out.
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