Ok... Thought I was beyond the most basic help but I guess not. Just a couple of weeks ago I started reloading (40cal). At the time all I could get my hands on was HORNADY 180 xtp hollow points. Loaded 200 rounds... Fired them... All good to go.. Nothing eventful. Fast forward to today. 2 things are happening that I'm confused about... Don't know if any of it means anything or not ? a) I finally got my riser for my powder measure die and installed it so I could use my auto prime gizmo via the turret vs by hand.. B) I received my order from precision delta for 180 gr fmj. ( so I could load cheaper fmj vs the expensive hornady xtp hp) So 2 things I noticed: A) looks like I am making a significant amount of flare from my expander and powder die.. I don't remember last time really seeing a truly visual flare but now I am. The does go away when crimped so I don't know how important it is? B) this I'm less thrilled about.. Although I am loading to correct oal, I notice a bit of a ridge or fold in the center of the brass basically equal to where the base of the bullet is seated... I see this less if I exert less pressure on the handle, but even more if I exert more... However again oal remains basically the same. It's almost like the pd fmj is wider? Oh and I am using mixed head stamped brass. Thoughts ??