When do you anneal the cases before you do a F/L resize or after? I would assume before you resize, but I have never annealed before and do not know the correct order it should be done.
I use an RCBS universal depriming tool and deprime my brass before I anneal. The universal depriming tool does nothing to the brass, it simply removes the spent primer. I use the salt bath method for annealing, so to prevent a situation of air being trapped inside of the casing (air pocket) while it is in the liquid salt I deprime first, the depriming also helps when I quench the brass. I have a .270AI so I have to fire form my brass, there is definitely a difference in how the brass works after it is annealed. After one firing on factory brass I also anneal that brass also. There definitely is a difference between sizing brass that is not annealed and brass that has been annealed. There are a number of opinions on the effectiveness of the salt bath process over other processes of annealing, the salt bath process works for me and I don't have a lot of money invested in the equipment. The only draw back that I find with the salt bath process is that you have to deal with extremely hot salt that could very easily cause serious burns if the process is not followed properly; however one could say the same about using a torch.