Re: Annealing necks
We don't actually want to anneal. Annealed brass is ruined. We stress relief.
Quenching is not needed for either. We sink heat from the base because no stress relieving is desired there.
Brass is not affected in any way below 450deg. I lead dip stress relieve at 650deg to half way down the body over a 30sec period. Measuring the case head with the brass so immersed, has produced no more than 260deg. So dropping in water hasn't been needed. I do though, cuz I got no where to safely put oil smoking/hot brass, and I have to clean the oil out of the cases anyway. Hasn't seemed to hurt anything so far..But maybe I should allow longer cooling periods.