I haven't done much metal stud work, but isn't there a big punch that you can just knock holes with for electric? I heard they are really fast and have a set back so you can line up your holes real easy. I'll look on the net and get back to you. ( sorry just realized this isn't in the electric forum. anyway the punch is still cool!)
I'm guessing that the cheesy stud is pushing away from the drywall, happens to me all of the time.
I use a straight seal pick, like an awl only smaller and not to be confused with dental tools sold as seal picks. It's max dia. is about 1/8". Drive it in with a hammer just enough to pierce the stud, follow with the screw of your choice. I prefer #8 sheet metal screws.
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