Originally Posted by Varmint Hunter
I've been shooting Lapua brass in a custom .308 win. So far I have reloaded the brass 11 times without any problem. I am using a set of Redding type S bushing FL dies. Primer pockets are still good and brass has only been trimmed a couple of times.
At this point is it necessary to anneal the necks? Will I loose neck tension consistency if I don't? I've never annealed any brass before because I usually chuck it out before that became necessary. However, this .308 Lapua brass looks like it could keep going and going and going.
There are many ways to anneal brass and without anything special I use a rectangular cake
pan to place the brass in and fill with water it to the level you want the annealing to stop.
Next I stand the cases up in the water about 2 inches apart . then take a cheep propane
torch and point it down on one case at a time and heat until you see it change colors and
with a welding rod or pencil knock it over in the water away from the rest of the cases.
When you have done all of them just remove the annealed brass and start over on the rest.
What I like about doing it this way is little or no set up time and you can do a few or many.
Experiment with a few and you will be surprised at how easy it is and the results you get.
There are some threads that show different ways of doing it (I think BB has a video) but this
is a very easy way to get started and then if you want production go with the production
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