annealing and brass prep what order

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  1. patrick021

    patrick021 Well-Known Member

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    going to start annealing what is suggested to do first the to brass prior to annealing?
     
  2. jdmartin

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    I think that the traditional answer is to anneal first and then resize.Other steps like trimming to length,chamfering ,primer pocket work can be done in any order.However, that being said, I have always annealed last .Early on it just felt like bullets seated the smoothest and maintained the most uniform length that way for me.
    I am convinced that consistency is more important than the order in which things are done.
     

  3. farout

    farout Well-Known Member

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    I sonic clean, so after 3 firings I:

    decap
    anneal
    sonic clean
    dry
    size
    trim
    prime
     
  4. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    I use A slightly different order than some. I clean, Anneal, size and trim.

    I feel I get better sizing because after Annealing the spring back if the brass is more consistent
    there fore the bullet grip is more consistent IMO.

    J E CUSTOM
     
  5. jfseaman

    jfseaman Well-Known Member

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    Brush residue out the inside of the neck
    Anneal
    Clean by tumbling
    Size & Decap
    Trim
    Primer pocket clean up
    Chamfer and debur

    Ready to load

    Sometimes I sonic clean. Changes to the above are as needed.
     
  6. SidecarFlip

    SidecarFlip Well-Known Member

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    +1.

    Why would you put on clean white underwear with dirty hands?:D

    You clean the brass first (like your hands) and then you anneal and prep.
     
  7. Sully2

    Sully2 Well-Known Member

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    You wear clean white undies?????? Why all those skid marks in yours then????:D
     
  8. SidecarFlip

    SidecarFlip Well-Known Member

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    Been talk'in to my wife huh???

    This time of year, my undies are red, as in union suit. It's cold up here, windy too.
     
  9. patrick021

    patrick021 Well-Known Member

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    thanks for the help
     
  10. SidecarFlip

    SidecarFlip Well-Known Member

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    No problem.

    Sully and I know each other so we poke back and forth, all in fun for 2 old farts....

    I actually know quite a few posters on site, one of the nice things about this forum.........

    .....and why I stay here.