This factory round would not chamber in my rifle, so I did not force it. The reason was obvious - wrinkled case mouth. Most probably when the bullet was seated. Back at the ranch, I pulled the bullet, emptied the power, and began inspecting the case. The pictures tell the story... What should I do with this case?
I do not (will not) throw a live primer in the trash. I could use pliers to pinch the wrinkle enough for the case to chamber and fire it with just the primer, then put the case in the trash.
Or, after firing the primer, I could trim the case and re-use it? I will be 0.040" too short.
Or, I could make an arts & crafts project out of it, since I have so much time in my hands, not!
Or, I could use it as a reactive target for my pellet gun.
What would you guys do?
Remember, I already mentioned putting it in the trash after firing the primer.