I picked up an old lyman ideal hammer/vice die to go with my lee loader in 6.5x55. If any of you have used these i'm hoping you can help me out. New unfired cases go in easily and stop when the neck gets to the narrow part of the die. This leaves about 1/4 inch sticking out of the die at the case head end. I was told that brass needs to be hammered in flush with the die. I took a once fired case and basically had to beat it to death to get it in there all the way. This made the neck so narrow that the lee loader rod would not go in without more violent hammering. Something must be wrong here. Are these things only meant to size the body with the neck sizing done seperatly? Does the case really need to go allthe way in, and if so why don't brand new cases go in easily neck and all?