How many firings before annealing?


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H1500308
April 26, 2009, 05:08 PM
Do any of you have a rule of thumb you use for annealing? I'm about to load some .308 brass for the fourth firing and wonder if I need to anneal the necks.

It's Remington .308 brass with 45.5 IMR4895 behind a 150g HDY BTSP. I neck size only and all firings have been in the same bolt action chamber.

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kelbro
April 26, 2009, 06:01 PM
I usually do 223, 243, and 308 after 3 - 5 firings. Just depends on how much neck springback I get when necksizing.

ranger335v
April 26, 2009, 06:22 PM
5-6.

Mark whiz
April 26, 2009, 07:52 PM
I go with 3 to 4 firings........... but that is when shot out of a semi-auto.
Since you are using a bolt gun and neck-sizing only - I would think you could let it go longer, maybe the 5 to 6 route.

Borg
April 27, 2009, 02:29 AM
5
Borg

ArchAngelCD
April 27, 2009, 02:46 AM
I don't anneal my brass, I just reload it until the neck splits. That doesn't usually happen quickly when neck sizing only.

Afy
April 28, 2009, 03:41 AM
5..
Bolt gun... neck sized only

qajaq59
April 28, 2009, 06:41 AM
4 or 5 usually on the .308

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