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Old 08-17-2012, 07:12 PM   #1
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Do you only anneal one time or before every reload? I am using reloaded lake city brass already demilled and annealed 1 time.



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Old 08-17-2012, 08:50 PM   #2
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The only time I anneal is if I am using very old brass(40+years) or I am reforming brass to a different caliber.



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http://www.6mmbr.com/annealing.html

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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.

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I am starting with 223/556.

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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.

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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.

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

This is another great automated annealer-
http://www.giraudtool.com/annealer1.htm

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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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