AMP - Will I regret buying this?

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Hi Everyone, I just ordered a new AMP machine with the pilots needed for the cartridges I try to precision shoot with. I am one of the few that hasn’t been sold on annealing. I’m shooting custom rifles that I get built with match chambers (close to SAAMI min specs). I then fire 3 cases at least 3x neck sizing only. I send these off to Whidden with chamber print. I get dies back that work my brass a minimum. I’ve been getting 10-12 reloads out of my brass without being able to see much difference. Almost everyone anneals so I thought I would give it a try. I’m posting this to see what most people’s opinion on annealing. Rifles are built with no turn necks. I am not neck turning.
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I don’t regret purchasing one myself at all!!!
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Hi Everyone, I just ordered a new AMP machine with the pilots needed for the cartridges I try to precision shoot with. I am one of the few that hasn’t been sold on annealing. I’m shooting custom rifles that I get built with match chambers (close to SAAMI min specs). I then fire 3 cases at least 3x neck sizing only. I send these off to Whidden with chamber print. I get dies back that work my brass a minimum. I’ve been getting 10-12 reloads out of my brass without being able to see much difference. Almost everyone anneals so I thought I would give it a try. I’m posting this to see what most people’s opinion on annealing. Rifles are built with no turn necks. I am not neck turning.
Note: realizing this is a subject that has been discussed a lot, If I see negative feedback for creating this post I will offer my apologies & delete.
That's not really you in your "Emoji" picture-is it?
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First of all you will get several OPINIONS on what to use for annealing or weather to anneal or not.
I see that you are serious about reloading. Being that serious and you haven't been annealing up to now? There is a plethora of information on annealing out there and You probably read a lot of it before spending the cost of and AMP. A little too late to ask info on the AMP since you already purchased.
I'll tell you that I have used several other annealing machines. When I got the AMP - well see my previous posts. It's a GREAT machine, wish I had it years ago. I am convinced - my own opinion that annealing is a benefit to reloading otherwise I would not be doing it.
I feel that the AMP is better than the propane, but just my opinion. There a some real great flame type annealers out there. If you have used a few and then anneal with the AMP you will be able to decide.
 

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I bought mine when the Mark II first came out. I looked at it as a 4-figure investment for that first load of several hundred pieces of brass I needed to anneal, so roughly a couple bucks a piece after pilots, etc. were factored in. Now, I've bought a few more pilots, but my other expenses are nothing. So I look at it as I'm making money every time I use it since I'm not spending time tinkering out in the garage (and it's 100+ in my garage) or having to pay hospital bills for heat exhaustion. :cool:
 
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