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GaMatt72 08-17-2012 06:12 PM

Do you only anneal one time or before every reload? I am using reloaded lake city brass already demilled and annealed 1 time.

hiwall 08-17-2012 07:50 PM

The only time I anneal is if I am using very old brass(40+years) or I am reforming brass to a different caliber.

res45 08-18-2012 03:00 AM


steve4102 08-18-2012 12:24 PM

Depends on the cartridge and the brass, some I anneal after every 3-4 firings, some I anneal every 6 or so. Depends on how quick they become work hardened.

mountainman13 08-18-2012 12:29 PM


Originally Posted by res45

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GaMatt72 08-18-2012 12:46 PM

I am starting with 223/556.

robocop10mm 08-18-2012 08:10 PM

I don't bother with .223/5.56 brass. It is plentiful and is simply discarded when it splits. I aneal all other bottleneck cases every time. I have a bunch of ammo I loaded before I started anealing, so I am never 100% sure how many loadings are on this brass. I am also not afraid to use range pick up brass, I just aneal and don't worry about it.

gunnut07 08-18-2012 09:53 PM

I anneal after the first 5 loading's then every other loading it gets it again. You can't do it to many times. That is the nice thing about brass. When heat is applied it returns to original state.

Txhillbilly 08-20-2012 02:23 AM

I anneal my bottle neck cases every 3-5 loadings depending on the caliber.

This is another great automated annealer-

GaMatt72 08-20-2012 03:17 AM

Thanks for all the replies. I am not waiting money on a auto mated one I have the time to do it one at a time with a drill and torch. Lol.

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