Annealing the brass

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jim18611865
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Annealing the brass

Post by jim18611865 » Wed Nov 26, 2014 10:18 am

I am sure most of you anneal if you reload. I have been watching a lot of videos.
Boy there are some resourceful people out there.
I may go with the salt bath method.
Seems cheap and easy with more room for error.

What is your method?

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GRUMPA
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Re: Annealing the brass

Post by GRUMPA » Thu Nov 27, 2014 12:00 pm

With the volumes I do I needed something simple yet effective, sooooo......in came the Ken Light annealer. I liked his concept behind the design, brilliant yet simple. With the annealer I can do 1K an hour but the draw back is feeding the machine as it goes. I'm to much of a tight azz to hook up a case feeder to it, but I do so many different types of cases that a single case feed wouldn't do it.

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Re: Annealing the brass

Post by Hairtrigger » Sun Nov 30, 2014 6:36 am

I have several odd calibers from the common PPC to 25 rem and even 22-454
Annealing is time well spent
I purchased a Ken Light machine.... just like other reloading steps consistency is important

jim18611865
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Re: Annealing the brass

Post by jim18611865 » Sun Jan 04, 2015 6:21 pm

Check it out. Does potassium nitrate expand when it melts?
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Fred
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Re: Annealing the brass

Post by Fred » Sun Jan 04, 2015 8:26 pm

I would be careful with molten KNO3 and things like aluminum not to mention any organic matter. Pot. Nitrate is a very good oxidiser which is why it's used for black powder.... In my opinion you're playing with things worse than fire.

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Re: Annealing the brass

Post by jim18611865 » Tue Jan 06, 2015 10:19 am

Fred,

Thanks for the warning. Before I do anything, I have a neighbor who is a retired chemist.
I will run it by him for safety. If he says change something, I will change it.
I will certainly clean everything before trying this.

Jim

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