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Unread 05-30-2005, 07:01 PM
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Anneling brass

Hi, I was wondering how many times one can annel brass. I have anneled my 338 lapua brass 3 times, and have found that some of the brass won't go soft. any input. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img]
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Unread 05-31-2005, 03:55 AM
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Re: Anneling brass

Heat treatment of appropriate metals is a process that can be carried out over and over again, so yes you can anneal your brass again.
If after your usual treatment the brass is still hard, you either did not heat it up to a higher enough temperature or you cooled it to quickly.


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Unread 06-01-2005, 08:53 AM
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Re: Anneling brass

Get a Tempilstik (heat crayon) rated for 650F. It sort of smears/crumbles onto the neck and shoulder of the brass.
Stand your brass (deprimed) in a tray of water. With the water halfway up the bodies.
Play the torch over the neck until the crayon melts/turns black. Then tip them into the water.
This has worked great for me. You have to watch out for over heating and ruining the brass.
There are many other ways to do it, including spinning the brass in a drill etc, fast cool vs slow cool etc.
I chose this way because I can do 50 in 5-10 minutes, and it works. You will feel the difference when you use your neck die again.
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