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    annealing

    How do you annealing brass? Looking for the cheapest, easiest, fool proof way to anneal.

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    You can't have it all mate, what's your budget? Consistency is probably more what you're after
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    I have to ask, why do you wish to anneal?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Three O'Three View Post
    How do you annealing brass? Looking for the cheapest, easiest, fool proof way to anneal.
    Look at this link....

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_oqt4FTk3Ac

    Definitely the cheapest. Probably the easiest as well and would appear reasonably fool proof. Does it do the job though? Some would say yes....others may not agree. I have played with the method and am at this time still undecided.

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    Propane torch. Portable drill. Spotify with Dua Lipa. LOL.Relax in the garage.
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    Dish of water over half-case height. Heat the tops with a torch to your favourite shade of pink then tip them over.

    Precise? maybe not. Annealed? yes.
    - Probably taking the piss
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    Quote Originally Posted by Three O'Three View Post
    How do you annealing brass? Looking for the cheapest, easiest, fool proof way to anneal.
    How much brass are you wanting to anneal?

    You can generally pick only one, at most two, of your criteria.
    The AMP machine probably is the easiest & most foolproof but not cheapest.
    Any other method will be cheaper, but not necessarily easy or foolproof.

    How much reloading are you doing?
    I got to more than 10 reloads before starting to trim or anneal on quality .308 brass.
    Still shot accurately.
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    I tried the gas torch and drill technique but struggled for consistency, did a test of my 'annealed' vs standard using my tried and true load and the standard was <.5moa and the annealed I didn't bother measuring due to the Helen Keller effect.

    Didn't want to use up my brass practicing so here I am dreaming of an annealer to maintain brass life......
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    There is a guy in Wellington that does induction annealing that advertises on TM, worth a look?
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    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    I have to ask, why do you wish to anneal?
    Gez were do I start there’s about 10 good reasons to do it and about zero reasons why not
    You’re brass will last way longer and you’re loads will be way more consistent in alot of Different ways

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    Quote Originally Posted by rambo-6mmrem View Post
    Gez were do I start there’s about 10 good reasons to do it and about zero reasons why not
    You’re brass will last way longer and you’re loads will be way more consistent in alot of Different ways
    Yes there are good reasons to do it, correctly. If your not doing it correctly there are also good reasons to not anneal.
    But as your not the OP I am not sure what he wished to achieve.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jono7 View Post
    There is a guy in Wellington that does induction annealing that advertises on TM, worth a look?
    I got him to do a few hundred cases. Good service if you don’t have loads to do too often.

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    Theres a new hand held annealer on youtube that you could prob get landed for $500. But thats going to require some electronics work on your part

 

 

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