Working on my first batch of reloads, which happens to be about 500ish rounds of 223's I've gathered over the past year of so. I'm waiting for a good digital scale before finishing up. That should be here an a few days. I took apart another 223 round to measure the length of stuff. I got 44.45mm on finished case length. What's the +/- value on case length? What is too long and what is too short??? Also... I put a few rounds together with no powder to see how stuff worked and what it did. I found that I crimp it so the bullet has a little bit of slop and if I adjust it and/or press harder to crimp a little more it sinks the neck down on it self and pings out a big ring right where the neck draws in. It's like the top of the case is getting pressed too hard and squashing. So what's the trick on getting the bullet held into place tight without jacking up the case???