Originally Posted by Colcalcipherol
With regard to Jamison CheyTac brass, is it beneficial to anneal before the first firing? I have been annealing after each firing but not before the first. I just want to make this stuff last as long as I can between the lack of accessibility and the somewhat hefty price.
I wouldn't anneal before the first firing, I'm sure it's done when forming the brass.
I'm out of the country at the moment and cannot look at my brass. I do anneal after a couple of firings.
The one thing I can tell you about making Jamison brass last as long as possible is not to run it hard (primer pockets loosen quick). Sounds like common sense but I can tell you it isn't as tough as Bertram brass. My Jamison brass got put up for emergency purposes once I tried Bertram.