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Anneal fired cartridges

06 Oct 2022
@ 08:50 pm (GMT)

Francis Saunders

Hey all.

Question: Will Annealing 3x fired brass improve the life of it?

Just trying to get a little more life out of them while I wait for the new ones to turn up.

Will definitely be doing the new batch. So this could act as a practice batch.

Its 7x57. No donuts that I can see, just had to split necks. Hornady brass.

Neck sized with a Redding kit.


07 Oct 2022
@ 12:26 pm (GMT)

Martin Taylor

Re: Anneal fired cartridges
Without getting into a whole enealing shit fight, the answer is yes.

If your rifle has excessive clearance in the chamber at the neck (unknown) this could also add the the brass being overworked. Allowed to stretch to far when fired.
I like to stay on the under enealed side, than over.
08 Oct 2022
@ 06:46 am (GMT)

Nathan Foster

Re: Anneal fired cartridges
Hi Francis, just to add to Marty's post, the results will of course be more consistent ( as well as less worry / rumination etc) if the annealing process is uniformly controlled. There are now a small number of mechanical annealing devices that can deliver this type of control following initial experimentation.
10 Oct 2022
@ 08:29 pm (GMT)

Francis Saunders

Re: Anneal fired cartridges
Thanks for the replies.
Looks like I'll try the annealing route.

Lost a nice buck last night, need to go back this morning and have another look.
Its 1 a clean miss, hit a tree. Had sound of hit.
2 hes dived into the braken and black berries. ( wont find him till he smells)
3 The wounded option.


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