Annealing

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JMB
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Annealing

Post by JMB » Sat Sep 10, 2016 1:24 pm

Does annealing effect vertical spread?

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Re: Annealing

Post by Brent » Sat Sep 10, 2016 2:22 pm

Not so I can tell.
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Re: Annealing

Post by Arnie » Sat Sep 10, 2016 10:20 pm

Neck tension that's all over the place sure will .One reason to anneal every few shots .Necks that are thicker than others will really raise hell with vertical

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Re: Annealing

Post by Etienne Brule » Sun Sep 11, 2016 9:33 am

Arnie wroteCOLONNeck tension that's all over the place sure will .One reason to anneal every few shots .Necks that are thicker than others will really raise hell with vertical

That is also my experience with 45-100 Starline brass cut for 45-90.

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Re: Annealing

Post by derskeeter » Mon Sep 12, 2016 11:51 am

If you are not sizing your brass, do you still need to anneal? If so, how often?

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Re: Annealing

Post by Brent » Mon Sep 12, 2016 11:57 am

derskeeter,
In my opinion, absolutely not. If you are cracking a few necks, then perhaps it is time. As I stated in another thread (http://www.bpcr.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=753), annealing just isn't that big a deal for most people, and I have seen no benefit and and some detriment to doing it often.

If you are getting a lot of blow back around the case neck, then maybe (but maybe not). And presumably some folks get vertical stringing if they go too long w/o annealing, so if you have that problem, you might try annealing to see if that helps. But overall, if it ain't broke, don't fix it.
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Re: Annealing

Post by derskeeter » Mon Sep 12, 2016 1:13 pm

Thank you, that is what I was thinking. A lot of the books I have read say after every firing, but it seemed to me that I would be introducing another variable into the lot. Again, thank you.

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Re: Annealing

Post by Lumpy Grits » Tue Oct 04, 2016 5:35 pm

JMB wroteCOLONDoes annealing effect vertical spread?
Bullet runout does, inconsistent neck tension does. What's the T.I.R. on your loaded ammo. You want .003 or less.
Annealing helps to even out neck tension and can aid in reducing runout.
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Re: Annealing

Post by bruce moulds » Tue Oct 11, 2016 3:27 am

consistent annealing from case to case can sometimes help vert.
inconsistent annealing can make it worse.
over annealing can make vert worse.
if you are getting black blowback down the case necks, you could benefit from annealing.
cases that are never sized, with bullets just finger seated, will slowly harden surprisingly enough.
keep safe,
bruce.

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