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300WSM Reloading Brass Question

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Unread 07-22-2013, 01:10 PM
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300WSM Reloading Brass Question

I've been reloading for a few years so I've got a decent understanding of whats going on and how to go about things. Thing is i'm a a small bore guy and i mostly reload for my 22-250, but I have reloaded for my ex-girlfriends brother for 3 years now. This last deer season he had an issue if split necks after the 3rd reload and 4th firing as they started out as Winchester ammo.

Annealing is about the only thing i can think that would save the brass but i don't really have a good way of doing it and my previous attempts haven't gone to well.

So other then annealing what would you all recommend?

All cartridges were loaded within SAMMI spec.
cases were neck sized only so i know this is attributing to the early death of the case.

I have yet to actually see one and I'm not sure if the last firing would put the cases over spec and i could trim them down to fix, presumably only getting another reload or two out of them before failure reoccurred.
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    Unread 07-22-2013, 03:11 PM
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    Re: 300WSM Reloading Brass Question

    I have a 270 WSM and that is about all I get without annealing.
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    Unread 07-22-2013, 05:34 PM
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    Re: 300WSM Reloading Brass Question

    You should use Win reloading brass. They sell it by bag fulls
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    Unread 07-22-2013, 06:15 PM
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    Re: 300WSM Reloading Brass Question

    OK, I'll check on the price of New Win Brass.

    Are any of you able to reference me to any intuitive videos/documentation of annealing. I't hard to tell proper coloring from a YouTube video and I've just never had luck so far. If i could find reliable documentation i think i could make a go of it.

    I've planned on creating a mechanical annealing machine once i get it figured out as I've seen a number on YouTube and they are of a fairly simple design.
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    Unread 07-23-2013, 01:51 PM
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    Re: 300WSM Reloading Brass Question

    Check out this article. Very informative.

    The Art and Science of Annealing

    I use the powered case holder method.
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    Unread 07-25-2013, 02:06 PM
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    Re: 300WSM Reloading Brass Question

    Buy NOSLER or NORMA brass (same thing) I If you anneal you can get 20+ firings out of it easy even if you don't it's still good for at least 10+ if your not hot loading it and sizing it properly.
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    Unread 07-25-2013, 03:12 PM
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    Re: 300WSM Reloading Brass Question

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    Buy NOSLER or NORMA brass (same thing) I If you anneal you can get 20+ firings out of it easy even if you don't it's still good for at least 10+ if your not hot loading it and sizing it properly.
    10-20+ on WSM brass? I must be doing it wrong. what is your process.
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