Annealing.

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by GaMatt72, Aug 17, 2012.

  1. GaMatt72

    GaMatt72 New Member

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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.
     
  2. hiwall

    hiwall Well-Known Member

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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.
     

  3. steve4102

    steve4102 New Member

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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.
     
  4. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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  5. GaMatt72

    GaMatt72 New Member

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    I am starting with 223/556.
     
  6. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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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.
     
  7. gunnut07

    gunnut07 New Member

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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.
     
  8. Txhillbilly

    Txhillbilly Active Member

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  9. GaMatt72

    GaMatt72 New Member

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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.