Re: Another annealing hot to question
There is no idiot proof way to anneal brass, some are definitely better though. An annealing machine is ideal but if that's not in the cards right now, then doing it by hand can be done. Do a search on the topic and you'll find references to temp sticks that go a long way to help you learn to judge your heat applied. Myself I hold the case in my fingers and rotate the mouth over the flame, you will not over heat the case body or head this way as you drop it into a pan of water, because it gets to warm to hold onto.
Keep in mind the animals we shoot for food and display are not bullet proof. Contrary to popular belief, they bleed and die just like they did a hundred years ago. Being competent with a given rifle is far more important than impressive ballistics and poor shootability. High velocity misses never put a steak in the freezer.