I have read The ABC's of Reloading by C. Rodney James and it tells me to bottom out the die against a fully raised ram, then lower ram and thread down 1/8th turn and lock, giving the stroke a cam effect. I have other sources telling me to bottom out die against a fully raised ram and lock. No reasoning is given for either method. Please help me understand which method to use and why. I understand this may be preference and not a safety issue at all but this is not an endeavor I care to stumble through. Please bear with me these first few weeks. P.S. Anyone in the North Fort Worth area care to have a rookie watching over there shoulder next time you load some up?