Went to the range on Sunday and blasted through a hundred rounds of .45 and of course took the big broom to collect all my brass (and whatever the broom could reach.... you know how that goes ....). So, when I got back, the usual process - hand sorting the brass, running them through the tumbler, enjoying the shiny clean brass that comes out and dump it in the box with the other 800+ .45 ACP shells that are waiting to fulfill their destiny.
Well, in hindsight, collecting all the brass that was unclaimed and in reach was a terrible idea. When I started reloading the .45, suddenly there was a problem with seating the primer. Happens once in a while and with the LEE Loadmaster, troubleshooting is sometimes part of the game, but this time, no matter how much I tried, I could not get a primer set. Took me about 5 minutes and several attempts until the light bulb in the head went on and I remembered that there was actually .45 ACP brass with a small pistol primer pocket.... double checked and yes, there was one black sheep in the press.
Now, the part that really made this a bad thing is that I dumped all the newly collected brass in the big box and now I had to go through almost 1000 brass to find the ones with the small primer. Found 20 and hope that was it.... Will take a big hammer later and turn them into recycle material... and will enjoy it
Next time, I will (probably) just stick to the brass that I brought when picking it up.... well, probably.