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Old November 1st, 2019, 02:56 PM   #16
 
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Guess Im the odd duck. I have been annealing my 45 Colt brass for many years. I have some that have been reloaded around 100 times with no problem. I find annealing not only prolongs brass life but it seams to let the brass seal up in the chamber better when firing light loads.
I even anneal my 22 hornet brass with great success. Of coarse I use an annealing machine so each piece gets the correct amount of heat for just the right amount of time.



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Old November 1st, 2019, 04:10 PM   #17
 
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I find annealing not only prolongs brass life but it seams to let the brass seal up in the chamber better when firing light loads.
I agree, it definitely prolongs the life of your case, and it will seal the chamber with “light loads”. Why? Because the case has more elasticity than a work hardened case. Short of a machine, annealing pistol cases by hand can be a PITA.

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On my 26 reload with Starline 45 Colt brass. So far not 1 split case.
Your lucky . I've had least a couple by then.
Brass is relatively cheap, after 20+ reloads it is time to retire it anyway. Early this year, I just dumped my old brass and started over....
Never have annealed pistol brass... or rifle brass either, but then my rifle shooting is limited to maybe once a year... And that is usually .22.
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