Range test went well. I do believe it was my overlooking the belled case mouth that caused my pain. I selected 7 random loaded rounds and indexed them with a sharpie with all being loaded with the mark at 12 oclock in the chamber. After firing and allowing the case to cool, I slid them back into the chamber in all different positions from what I had marked. All the empties loaded smoothly with no sign of being tight. Lesson learned. Slow down and pay attention. Thanks for the interest.