Don't get discouraged. We all started out the same way. I've mangled many cartridges in my time, as I'm sure these other folks have, too. Just read the instructions and if you have any questions, post them here or call the manufacturer. You'll learn patience while you learn to load. It's a great hobby! Don't try to push it. It'll come. You just have to remember that it's one of a few hobbies that can bite back.I now see what I have to look forward to. I have to pick up primers and brass and powder and bullets still. I got the press Friday and just putting the dies in and doing a few simple things reminded me of just how impatient I am. I have a feeling that the press may end up collecting dust.
Jimbo, et allI keep looking at the picture and still don't know how you squashed the noses that badly??? Do you have the proper nose punch installed? I've never used a Lee turret, I believe that's what you said you had purchased. - think I'll stick with my rock chucker.
Just wait until you start loading the .45c with it's little rim.