As I was loading the range bag for the ill-fated trip to the range on Saturday, I pulled down some .30-06 ammo that I had loaded sometime in 2010. I happened to check the label on the ammo and the powder charge didn't look right, so I pulled down the manuals to check. Oh, hell, an over-charge. I don't know what happened, but somehow I had loaded that ammo with what amounts to almost two full grains over the normal max load for that brass/bullet/primer/powder combination. I'm no fan of over taxing my rifle, and I'm certainly no fan of breaking my face so I marked the box of ammo as bad and left it behind
SO, not wanting to waste most of the components, I got down the kinetic bullet puller and started pulling bullets. This being a Sunday and grandkids were wandering about, I soon had one inquisitive kid looking over my shoulder. We took the time to explain the process. Discuss ramifications, even to go into the front yard and set a couple of powder charges on fire to demonstrate that modern smokeless powder burns rather than explodes. Good stuff.
One day this week, I'll reload that ammo with a sane charge and take it to the range next Saturday, where I am reassured that I'll be able to fire my rifles without some special interest group to run me away from my tax-dollar range.