After hearing good things about Bayou's 9mm 120 gr. truncated cone bullet I decided to give them a try. I've been reloading 9mm a little over two years using round nose bullets from RMR, Berry's, and Blue Bullets and have had no real issues loading any of them. With the Bayou bullets I had problems from the get go with scraping the Hi Tek coating and/or getting the loaded rounds to fit flush in a case gauge. I'm using a Dillon 550C and after much frustration learned that adjusting the flare at the powder die influenced both problems. The bullet had to stand up straight in the case before seating or it would bulge the case enough to not fit the case gauge. If I adjusted the flare to easily set the bullet straight, I would scrape off a little of the coating when seating the bullet. I spent hours trying to find the perfect setting with the powder die and it became very frustrating. The magic bullet (no pun intended) was replacing the Dillon powder funnel with a custom powder funnel from Uniquetek. Once I got the flare dialed in with this funnel, all my rounds fit the case gauge and there was no damage to the coating on the bullet. The shape of the flare this funnel produces is different (better) than what the Dillon funnel makes. I think Double Alpha has a similar funnel that comes with their bullet feeder. I still feel like I'm a newbie reloader and I expect all you experienced guys have knowledge of this situation but I thought I'd share my experience with this anyway. By the way, these bullets seem to be very accurate and I think I'm going to really enjoy shooting them. And I have to give a big shout out to Dennis @ Bayou Bullets for making himself available to offer support. He even gave me his cell number so I could call after hours.