While loading test batches of different powders I forgot to mark which power was used in one box. A week later my short term memory being what it is I had forgotten which powder. The test would of course be worthless without knowing what powder was involved -- the point of the test. I knew it had to be either 700x or TiteGroup which have different size and color of grains. So I pulled the bullet on one round but the gas check stayed in the neck. I could have gotten it out by shooting but that would burn up the powder of course.
I could have easily sawed the case in half but it was one of a set of cases that i already had broken in by reloading it 45 time so didn't want to lose it. Are others that anal about losing a case? I drilled a tiny hole in the check and enlarges with bigger bits until I could get a sheet rock screw in and pulled it out. A PITA that took a while finding tiny drill bits and a sheet rock screw.
What is a better way or is everybody else sane enough to sacrifice the case?