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How many firings before annealing?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by H1500308, Apr 26, 2009.

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  1. H1500308

    H1500308 Member

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    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.
     
  2. kelbro

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    I usually do 223, 243, and 308 after 3 - 5 firings. Just depends on how much neck springback I get when necksizing.
     
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    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.
     
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  6. ArchAngelCD

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    I don't anneal my brass, I just reload it until the neck splits. That doesn't usually happen quickly when neck sizing only.
     
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    Bolt gun... neck sized only
     
  8. qajaq59

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    4 or 5 usually on the .308
     
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