Originally Posted by X Ring
That is the way my dies work.
Which way is that? I install the proper shell holder in the ram and then a piece of sized brass. Start my seater die into the press and fully raise the ram. I screw the die in until it just touches the case mouth. I back the seating stem way out.I lower the ram and set a bullet on the case and raise the ram then screw seater stem in until I achieve proper length. I back the stem out a half turn and then agjust the die body to set the crimp. Lock the die body ring down and then adjust the seating stem to just touch the bullet. That makes all the processes done in the upper section of the die body.