Does anyone here at the forum include this step in their reloading process? I've heard that some swear by it, others do not. I have experienced case failure but always at the case head after 8 to 10 reloads on the same brass. Never at the neck where the heating/annealing process takes place. I reload milsurp brass in 7.62 NATO (.308) and have noticed what looks like heat blueing at the case neck. I always internally check my brass with a "hooked" paper clip running it down the inside of the case to inspect the webbing area for a pressure ring burn at the base. If found I junk the brass. Mind you my loads are never run up to max. Usually loaded @ 5 to 8 % below maximum. Also on the subject of "range scrounged brass". Before resizing, wash the brass in a bucket of hot soapy water. I use Dawn dishwashing liquid. Cuts grease and makes my brass smell fresh and clean (nyuk nyuk). Seriously, dry the brass, then toss it into your tumbler. Kinda like doin' laundry 'eh? Just wondering, since I always full length resize, could this be why I sometimes experince case head failure? Seems that since the brass is being worked along its entire length the webbing area is being stressed.
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