I have a hard time cutting everything the same length. I started using a stick with marks. Some dumb a$$ cut my stick so I taped & glued it. (OK I'm the DA) Anyway, it is nice to be close with all the rounds, What is the tip/trick to cutting all the rounds to the same length. +/- 1" or so? trying to stay close to 18" shorter works better than too long , I load back to front (north - south) . Pic of my stick marked every 17-1/2", spliced once so far.