Re: Progresive reloader question. (Ian)??
I would trim the suckers before sizing, the minute amount that they might lenthen will not be significant. Some guys would not agree, there was a time when I might have preferred to worry about that stretching, but since I quit worrying about things like that - my groups have not got any bigger.
You have a very good press (and wife!!!). One thing I would suggest is that you familiarized yourself with taking the top deck completely apart, they send the appropriate allen wrenches. Eventually you will probably get a spent (or fresh) primer scrunched in the APS apparatus and the worst case scenario is the upright arm with PRO 2000 stamped it it will bust off. It is made of soft metal, probably intended to be a weak spot so nothing nasty can happen to the APS or whatever. Take the plastic top piece off, get comfortable with re-assembly. If I can do it, anyone can.
Also check the tension of the round gnurled screw that is on the measure parts that clamp to the die, it loosens with use and requires a slight tightening regularly. It is at the end of the shiny clamp, bottom of the assembly that moves the arm.
My press is totally reliable and it makes ammo that shoots inside 0.5 if me and the rifle are up to it. Same goes for the Dillon and Hornady presses - they are good tools.