Techniques of Annealing Brass
Brass is an alloy metal composed mainly of copper and zinc. Since copper constitutes the major component, brass is categorized as a copper alloy. Though brass is stronger and harder than copper, it does not have the strength and hardness of steel....
For many reloaders, annealing is a "dark science" that defies easy explanation.
When done right, annealing extends brass life and makes neck tension more ...
May 19, 2014 ... The method I use to "anneal" or stress relieve the necks of brass cases for
ammunition reloading. Properly done this process extends case life ...
Mar 20, 2010 ... Annealing brass is a simple way to extend the life of your brass. After 5-6 firings
your brass will start to become brittle. This is where it can crack ...
Changes start to occur in brass grain structure at 480 degrees fahrenheit. To
properly anneal brass, the temperature needs to be at 650 degrees F. for several
Feb 5, 2014 ... The Lucky Gunner Lounge team takes you inside ammunition manufacturers to
explain the annealing process. Find out what it is and why it ...
This re-forming cold-works the brass, making it harder and more brittle.
Annealing softens the neck, to offset the cold-working and to retain the resilience
of softer ...
May 24, 2013 ... Safety First: Annealing brass is potentially dangerous. This is not a how-to guide,
but rather an explanation of the materials science involved.
Jun 11, 2009 ... That's what this article is about… a description of some of what I have learned
regarding annealing brass case necks. As always, click on any ...
Steel cup to spin cases while annealing necks to prevent splitting and uniform
bullet pull neck tension. 1/4 hex drive. Very detailed instructions.