Annealed Brass

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shaman
 
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Annealed Brass

Postby shaman » Wed Sep 15, 2010 12:21 am

I've been reloading now for a decade.  I'd saved up gobs of brass  from the previous 20 years.  Finally, after all this time, I got into a situation where I needed to think about either throwing out some otherwise good brass or try annealing.

I tried the hot-lead method, but I ran into the soldering problem-- lead sticking to the brass.  The next idea on my list was the water drop method.  I put a torch down on the table, pointing up at an angle.  I heated the necks for about 7 seconds each, until I a) got a little blue color on the necks and b) felt the heat building up on my fingers and then I dropped them into cold water.

I was just wondering if anyone else has tried annealing and what their method was and how it worked for them.
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RE: Annealed Brass

Postby rem700 » Mon Sep 27, 2010 2:35 am

there are few annealed brass vid on youtube ( but lyman reload book 49th says not to annealed brass we can not get it hot,( home reloader) been thinking about annealing brass. just not shore i going to. ( ammosmith vid on youtube)
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