Ever have one of those days?
Recently I had some rounds I had to force a bit to chamber. I use a Lee collet neck sizer and these have been re-loaded about 5 times. So I decided to full length size them with my Hornady new dimension die and bump the shoulder back .010.
I set up all the tooling. Measured the fire brass and set the dies up. Annealed all the brass about 150 rounds. I thought about removing the decapping pin because I am still going to neck size with the lee die but didnt. So the first hundred or so rounds go just fine than I get one stuck.
Luckily I have the RCBS stuck case tool handy so I put the bit in the drill press and drill the pilot hole. Not thinking I throw the Tap in my Makita impact driver. Hole drilled in the case I use the Makita to run the Tap. Than proceed to unstick the case. Of course the de-capping pin is still stuck in the case No worries I have a plan.
I carefully select a punch and put on gloves. Stick the case in a vice and grab the torch. I heat the mouth of the case and gently force the punch in to open it up. I get it open pull the punch and put on some gloves I'm not getting burnt on a hot de-capping pin. I grab the case in some pliers and tip it over to catch the pin, it bounces out of my gloved hand hits my fore arm and rolls inside my glove. Yawsa! that was hot. I get the pin pack in the decapping rod and put it away and go to clean up all the tools. I then realize the tap was not meant for a impact driver but was just big enough to go in and feal snug. Well now it's stuck in my 100+ drill and I cant get it out.
I finished resizing the brass and have it in the tumbler and I'm trying to decide if I want to quite while i'm ahead and finish loading them another day.
"Let glorious acts more glorious acts inspire,
And catch from breast to breast the noble fire!
On valour's side the odds of combat lie,
The brave live glorious, or lamented die;" - Iliad, Book V