Discussion in 'Main Message Board' started by old leghumper, Feb 13, 2018.
Before or after sizing? Let your opinions flow!
Before for me also.
If you’re shooting against me then always after lol!! Otherwise always before.
I'm with the before people.. I anneal then size ,then trim if needed.
As needed. You go by feel. If it gets too soft, you end up crushing shoulders down into the body. When you resize and the size won't stay, it's time.
i agree with mikie,as needed
if your brass is too soft after annealing you are doing it wrong. on a target rifle i believe in annealing every firing before sizing.
I used to anneal with a torch. Had a couple of fail to fire cartridges one day, pulled them down and stupidly threw the brass together with the rest in prep for anneal. Both lasted just long enough that I had barely set them down when they went off. Amazingly, the force of just the primer going off crushed the side of the cartridge case laying next to it (6mmBR).
Now however, I salt bath anneal, and you can bet there are no primers in any of the brass when they go into the 1000 degree salt bath
Geez, I get the willies just thinking about what that'd do.
Before anything on your Honey Do List
So I anneal and size with my .290 bushing and the neck tension is to much. Or I don't anneal and size with .290 and I get zero n/t. So now I anneal every firing and put up with the slight to tight. I'm a slave to annealing. Mkke
Consensus is before. Before you load it for sure.
I prefer after dinner, when it's dark in the garage, but before sizing.
Without a doubt before.
I also believe in annealing before sizing but in reading through the AMP website they actually recommend annealing after sizing
How tight is the fit with their case pilots? They may need a sized case to make sure it fits.
Always before sizing. Therefore, it will move and retain the brass memory from sizing.
DJ's Brass Service
I do not own one so could not speak to the tolerance of their case pilots
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