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Benefits of annealing brass??????

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Benefits of annealing brass??????

I have alot of 3rd fired 7mm mag winchester brass that had terrible neck tension issues when i seated the third load. IF I were to anneal all of these case necks would it fix the problem of erratic neck tension? What are the benefits. Would my time be better spent working a day of overtime to pay for a couple hundred norma cases.

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    I have alot of 3rd fired 7mm mag winchester brass that had terrible neck tension issues when i seated the third load. IF I were to anneal all of these case necks would it fix the problem of erratic neck tension? What are the benefits. Would my time be better spent working a day of overtime to pay for a couple hundred norma cases.

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    Good brass is getting harder to come by these days so all the more reason to anneal them.

    The main reason we anneal is to make the brass last longer and minimize neck and shoulder
    splitting that could damage the chamber over time.

    It also makes neck tension more consistant.

    It is not so much about saving money but loading better ammo.

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    Good response, but there is more. If you are using a sizer die with expander button, that could cause ilnconsistency. I would anneal them, expand them and turn the necks very slightly. Then get a good bushing die, with bushings sized a thou in each direction from diameter of a loaded round. That should solve your problem.
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    The Art and Science of Annealing
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    Re: Benefits of annealing brass??????

    EXCELLENT article Feenix. Thanks for posting.
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    Good response, but there is more. If you are using a sizer die with expander button, that could cause ilnconsistency. I would anneal them, expand them and turn the necks very slightly. Then get a good bushing die, with bushings sized a thou in each direction from diameter of a loaded round. That should solve your problem.
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    Thanks, I will check it out!
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