Originally Posted by dustinm12
Well I do have a little more information. All the cases that did split were from Remington Core-Lokt ammunition that I had bought and fired before then reloaded only a few times. I'm waiting on my new bullet puller so I can check on my powder loads. I am also planning on taking some of my rounds and my gun to a gunsmith to get them checked out before I go out again or start reloading again.
I have started looking into case annealing and I'd like to get into doing that to extend the life of my brass, but its hard to do since a decent machine costs over $300. I don't plan on trying to do it by hand. I don't need anything else that could go wrong. But hopefully after speaking with a professional gunsmith I will be able to figure this problem out.
you don't NEED a machine to anneal.
a few old brass to learn with
a propane torch
a dark room
a can of water
a deep well socket adapted to run in a cordless drill/screw driver helps
within a few minutes you'll have the process down
tons of info about annealing on the web, and very easy to do.