- Feb 1, 2018
My buddy thought it was weirdest thing he had every seen, so I guess not everyone.
MikecrDip annealing for me personally.
It's cheap, and impossible to get wrong. No timing, programming, or special do-dads. Just dip to the line desired.
And since I minimally size everything, I have no need for frequent annealing.
I don’t believe you’re getting a proper anneal by holding it in your fingers until it gets hotIt’s pretty dang easy to hold the brass and spin in your fingers in front of a flame until it gets hot, then drop it on the table….oh yeah and it’s free. I would have to shoot A LOT to justify a machine to do the same.
Never knew that it was that easy with SaltMikecr
Thanks for that. Maybe some time you can PM me or if you have time we can discuss. I was always interested in "Dip Annealing" ,but don't know the process.
Why not? Color looks very good, neck starts to glow right when it gets too hot to handle. Are you saying it’s not consistent or it’s not hot enough? The heat will naturally spread evenly so I don’t see the issue there.I don’t believe you’re getting a proper anneal by holding it in your fingers until it gets hot
When they come out of the amp they are too hot to hold in your fingersWhy not? Color looks very good, neck starts to glow right when it gets too hot to handle. Are you saying it’s not consistent or it’s not hot enough? The heat will naturally spread evenly so I don’t see the issue there.
You are very correct? A little late to ask since I purchased this morning. I’m appreciative of all the feedback i have received. I am looking forward to seeing if it will help with the precision of my loads through more consistent neck tension, etc. and extending the life of my brass.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.
After you drop them they’re too hot too. As the heat spreads through the case they get hotter. I know color isn’t a tell all with annealing but they get really nice color too. I am faaaaar from an expert, but heat is heat. As long as they achieve similar heat then the method shouldn’t matter.When they come out of the amp they are too hot to hold in your fingers