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    Yep, done correctly, there is no reason not to do it every time. I know a lot of guys do, but I have not had trouble with not annealing every time.

    "Long range shooting, It's like golf, but for men"

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    Still waiting to try it.


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    I finally annealed some brass tonight. I did 80 Hornady 25-06 brass and 200 W-W 30-06 brass. Iím guessing they turned out well. I let them roll until they started to glow. I only lost one piece of brass and burned my fingers once.

    Everything on this EP Innovations 2.0 annealer worked as it should. It took a little finagling to get the brass to drop and not fall out, but was able to get it worked out. Iím sure it will get easier the more I play with it.

    That is all the brass I have to anneal at this time. If I can get to the range sometime, Iíll get some more.


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    Thanks for the follow-up! I trust that as you get more comfortable with it, it will become easier and you will be confident in the results.

    "Long range shooting, It's like golf, but for men"

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    This could just be me imagining things or very cool. I got 200 WW 30-06 range brass from Wes. I annealed it after wet tumbling. Yesterday I started full length sizing it. They seemed to size easier than what I am used to, and I took 25 aside and took measurements at the shoulder, only .001Ē variance in length. I was really surprised, normally with range brass I have a bit more variance than that.


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    Absolutely some of the pluses from annealing! I am much more prone to anneal than I ever thought I would be.

    Quote Originally Posted by JeffreyDeGraff View Post
    This could just be me imagining things or very cool. I got 200 WW 30-06 range brass from Wes. I annealed it after wet tumbling. Yesterday I started full length sizing it. They seemed to size easier than what I am used to, and I took 25 aside and took measurements at the shoulder, only .001” variance in length. I was really surprised, normally with range brass I have a bit more variance than that.


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    "Long range shooting, It's like golf, but for men"

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    I just annealed some FC and RP 7x57 brass. Surprisingly, the FC took a few more seconds in the heat to achieve the glow. Went smooth this time. No burnt fingers and set up went quicker. I accidentally ran 3 pieces of nickel plated brass through it, that were mixed in. Oops! May need to scrap those.


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    Aside from bluing the chrome no harm done .


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    Does it harden the nickel plating making it more prone to crack?


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    You know, that is a great question. I have very little nickel brass and never raised that question.

    Quote Originally Posted by JeffreyDeGraff View Post
    Does it harden the nickel plating making it more prone to crack?


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