LRH Team Member
- Feb 5, 2012
- West Terre Haute Indiana
That gets a, "it depends..." from me.100% sizing works the brass more than firing.
I use a universal decapper now so the first thing I do is recap, then clean. If I'm going to anneal then is the time before I start working it.Its early, so please go slow and draw pictures for me. In your opinions, which is the proper sequence?
Fire, anneal, size, polish
Fire, size, anneal, polish
Fire, size, polish, anneal
Brass flows every time it is worked. The softer it is, the more it flows.so since you use the word could instead of will, means that it hasn't happened to you. And as far as leading to trimming and neck turning it doesn't. The only time I had to trim is when I used to completely FL size. Once I began to partially FL or better called shoulder bump I don't have to trim or turn necks. Turn necks once and that's it. The only time I have to trim is loading for my M1 GARAND
Not to derail but I trim every loading as well even though it’s not neededBrass flows every time it is worked. The softer it is, the more it flows.
If you're reloading a case numerous times and don't have a generous chamber sooner or later that lengthened neck will bind and can create some serious pressure problems.
I learned early on that trimming my cases to length is an essential element in making reloading safer.
If you have yet to run into that problem, you're lucky.