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Annealing Accuracy Increase???

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Unread 04-20-2013, 12:14 PM
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Re: Annealing Accuracy Increase???

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I have some Winchester 7mm STW nickel plated brass.

Does annealing work on nickel plated brass?
I have the same question. I had once fired cases and sized them. I had used Redding Wax, but the sizing was extremely difficult. The 50% of the cases had dents on the side of the case just beneath the shoulder. This is an indication for me of resistence to the resizing process. This is not the same as when you put too much lube on the shoulder and it dents the shoulder - this is on the side of the case just below the shoulder. Had read on forums that it is not realy worth while to use these cases and that it could damage the die sets. However, it is difficult for me to throw away any cases and I have thought of just buying another die set for these cases since I do no want to mess up my Redding set.
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    I have heard differing views on annealing nickel cases. I have never tried them for that reason. Mt experience with both pistol and rifle cases that are nickle plated has been 1/3 to 1/2 the life if rads. Adds before thy rack at the neck. I try to avoid them them.
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    I also firmly believe that annealing regularly increases accuracy due to consistent neck tension. I anneal after each loading and find it a simple process for all the benefits provided. I use a small propane torch and heat just until the color change occurs at the shoulder.
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    Re: Annealing Accuracy Increase???

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    I have some Winchester 7mm STW nickel plated brass.

    Does annealing work on nickel plated brass?
    Yes, no problem.
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    I also firmly believe that annealing regularly increases accuracy due to consistent neck tension. I anneal after each loading and find it a simple process for all the benefits provided. I use a small propane torch and heat just until the color change occurs at the shoulder.
    Some good advise there over annealing is one of the problems that catches most people out.
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