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What is annealing

Im shure this question has been asked a thousand times. But WTH is annealing and why is it used in reloading? Any help would be great!
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    Re: What is annealing

    Here's a pretty good read. Link--> The Art and Science of Annealing
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    Re: What is annealing

    Here's the brass-o-matic link. You can scroll down and watch their video too:

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    Here's a pretty good read. Link--> The Art and Science of Annealing
    Wow thats a very informitive read Thanks!
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    Re: What is annealing

    While we're on the topic:

    Does some brass come annealed? I don't shoot a lot, but last year I bought 100 rounds of Lapua .308 Win brass that was a different color at the shoulder/neck area. Does Lapua brass come annealed?

    If not, how can I tell when it's time? I've only sized them about 4 times.

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    Re: What is annealing

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    While we're on the topic:

    Does some brass come annealed? I don't shoot a lot, but last year I bought 100 rounds of Lapua .308 Win brass that was a different color at the shoulder/neck area. Does Lapua brass come annealed?

    If not, how can I tell when it's time? I've only sized them about 4 times.

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    All bottleneck brass comes annealed from the factory. Lapua just does not acid wash them prior to shipping. Annealing on 308 cases can be done about each 4-6 firings. I do it after every firing b/c it's quick and easy. I actually anneal them as the last step prior to reloading them.
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    Re: What is annealing

    I've never annealed a case. Full-length resized one Federal .308 Win. case about 45 times, using max powder charge, then firing it in the same rifle with a muzzle velocity spread of about 25 fps. The only thing I had to do was trim the case back a few thousandths about every 10 sizings. All 45 shots were fired in about 45 minutes.

    So much for full-length sizing reducing case life and having to anneal case necks every so often.
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