Annealing cases

Discussion in 'The Powder Keg' started by hzrdous, Apr 30, 2008.

  1. hzrdous

    hzrdous Guest

    I regulary reload, mostly for my .22-250 because i shoot it the most. I've heard that annealing cases makes them last longer without necks cracking. Is this true? If so, how do I go about annealing my cases, is there a certain way to do it? And are there any other benefits to doing this.

  2. neophyte

    neophyte Wonderment :) Forum Contributor


    SwedeSteve: Sir; you pointed him to the BEST. :)
  3. Ron AKA

    Ron AKA Guest

    Yes, if you anneal, your cases will last longer. This is the best article I have seen on how to anneal. It gets straight to the point and also identifies methods which do not work. One main key to this method is using a cartridge holder from Lee which is normally used for case trimming with a drill. The second key is using a temperature stick which is used by welders to determine temperatures for pre and post heating when doing welding. They are very accurate and prevent under and over heating. They are quite inexpensive, and you should find them in the correct temperature range at any place that sells welding supplies -- or at least the industrial welding supply places.

    June, 96 Cases

  4. SwedeSteve

    SwedeSteve Freedom Zealot Forum Contributor

    Well, I hope he checks back!?