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Old 05-08-2009, 08:12 PM
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Re: Annealing Cases

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3. Every four or five firings just throw all your brass away and buy new brass which will cost you maybe $150 plus all the time for brass prep.
This is what I used to do because I was intimidated by the process but there is no reason to be.
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Old 05-08-2009, 08:53 PM
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Re: Annealing Cases

Concur! I used to be intimidated by the process too but after some research and practicing on throw away cases I found out how easy it was. I shoot a .257 Weatherby and at about $1.50 a case for Norma brass I am looking for anyway possible to keep them in service as long I can.
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Old 05-09-2009, 05:22 PM
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You guys make it sound easy enough and that was a great video(s) Bob, I think I will give it a whirl. Brass is getting expensive, especially on my 300 win. Thanks Guys
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Old 05-10-2009, 03:30 PM
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Re: Annealing Cases

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Just remember the basic rule - in a slightly darkened room -"dull red"- not bright red, not cherry red, not dripping melted brass - just barely "dull red".
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Old 05-10-2009, 04:31 PM
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Re: Annealing Cases

What method do you guys use for drying your brass after the water quench?

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Old 05-10-2009, 06:00 PM
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Re: Annealing Cases

I do not have any good method. After shaking out the water from each case I just let them air dry for a couple of days. It takes two or three times to shake out the water. The one thing not to do is put them wet into your tumbler with media. It cloggs up inside the cases and then you have to take a pick and pick it out.
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Old 05-11-2009, 06:54 AM
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The reason I am scared of ruining brass is, I am color blind. I see red differently than most people. I am still going to give it a whirl though.
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