Reloading Woes

I got another case stuck in my .223 die.
After the first few times doing this, I built a stuck case remover: drill out the primer pocket, tap it, then use a threaded bolt to pull it out. Simple, quick, and easy.
Unfortunately, it requires that the expander pin not be in the case. In this case, it’s well and truly stuck and the pin is still there…and blocks my drill from being able to drill through the primer pocket.
I sheepishly wrote a check to Lee for $4 and will drop the die in the mail tomorrow. If the last time this happened (about a year ago) is any indication, they don’t bother to extract them, but rather just send you a new one and the $4 is the cover return shipping. Not a bad deal.
Moral of the story: use enough case lube.

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