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1st try at annealing the necks..size 1st?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by SASS#23149, Apr 17, 2009.

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  1. SASS#23149

    SASS#23149 Member

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    got a bunch of 30-30 brass that's been fired multiple times,so thinking of a neck-annealing session.
    I"m thinking I should anneal before fl sizing.

    what heat color am I watching for.I'm told it only takes a couple of seconds to do the job.

    thanks !
     
  2. Afy

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    There is an excellent article in the technical section on 6MMBR.com on annealing.
     
  3. Eb1

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    Afy, where is the link? :)
     
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    http://www.lasc.us/CartridgeCaseAnnealing.htm

    In it's simplest form, you can do it with a propane torch and a pan with enough water in it to come half-way up the case when they are stood up in it.

    Heat the necks a dull red in dim light, and tip them over in the water.

    But:
    If you are shooting 30-30 in a lever-action, I'd say it's unusual for the cases to last long enough to require annealing anyway.
    Usually, they stretch so much in a lever-gun that they develop an inside stretch ring about a 1/2" above the head that you can feel with a bent paper-clip.

    If you can feel a stretch ring, toss them.

    rc
     
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