i have a new brux barrel .45 cal. using a sizer which was preset at .010 on the radial markers ( i tight the nut clockwise to get tighter) i am shooting 3 bullets. parker 300 gr ballistic extreme, parker 275 gr black max, hornady 250 gr ftx my first question is why doesn't the sizer make all the bullets the same diameter? drives me crazy. i sized all the bullets. the hornady's wont' go down at all unless i use a hammer. the ballistic extreme go down perfectly the black max were hard as well, so hard i put one down and was scared to fire it. anyway, come back and resize the hornady's .0015 smaller and resize the black max, .001 smaller. the hornady's still hard, so i resize them another .001 smaller,,,,AND THEY STILL ARE SUPER HARD! GRRR. the black max, slightly easier, the hardest part is with the hand starter, seems like right at the crown and the first 2 inches or so. then with the long rod, they go down fairly decently. what is up with the hornady's? how small do i have to make them? today i tried a spit patch to see if it would help go down with the black max and it didn't help much, i also tried a .45 cal nylon brush, also not much difference. would a brass brush be better? i have given up on the hornady's until i figure out what the heck is going on. the only reason i bought the hornady's ftx 250 grain is i wanted a cheap bullet to practice with as the parkers are 2 bucks apiece.