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Old 06-30-2010, 01:46 PM
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Re: Annealing Cases

Great read and comments. This is a new process for me, and I may add it to my processing.
From a sequencing standpoint, starting with new brass what would be the groups recommended sequencing for:
  • Initial sizing (I always do this even if it is only to round the neck mouth)
  • Neck turning
  • End trimming
  • De-burring neck mouth, Primer pocket uniforming, and flash hole de-burring.
  • Annealing (assuming new cases are not annealed)
Thank you for your time and support. I guess I should also ask whether to fire form first too.
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Old 06-30-2010, 02:18 PM
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Re: Annealing Cases

New cases come annealed. They should not need to be annealed for three or four firings unless they are a wildcat and have had the neck worked a lot.

Remember that more heat is not better when annealing. Less is good.
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Old 06-30-2010, 02:36 PM
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Re: Annealing Cases

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Len,
This was the cost of an amateur home project. Picked the items up at the ACE Hardware in town. If I were to make you one I would have to include time/labor cost ($25.00 per hr), mileage ($1.62 per mile), S&H (current postal rates) and insurance (whatever the insurance guys feel like that day!). It may be cheaper for you to try it yourself first .

Note: The WSM, H & H Magnum and .30-06 family of cases fit great inside the 14mm deep socket, and seem to have just the right amount of case sticking out for annealling. The short cases, .308 Win family, .22-250, .223, etc., don't have enough case exposed. I will have to visit ACE Hardware again whenever I plan on annealling these JohnnyK.
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Old 09-09-2010, 06:38 PM
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Re: Annealing Cases

Thanks for posting the videos.!!

Annealing is pretty new to me, seems like the "new" thing to do for precision reloading.?

You make it look pretty simple in the videos. If it's as easy as it looks, I may end up trying it out in the future.
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Old 09-11-2010, 05:48 PM
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Read all of the posts! More is not better with annealing! Dark Room and just dull red is all you need.
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Re: Annealing Cases

Great video Bob. Thanks for sharing!
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Old 03-24-2012, 11:08 PM
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Re: Annealing Cases

I sure can see some safety issues the way he is doing it.
Been relaoding for 40+ years and have never seen any thing
so slap hazzard as he is doing it!

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