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    Annealing brass

    When annealing brass is it best to anneal before resizing or after resizing? I looked through a few videos on Youtube and searched the web, but they just go over the heating process not covering if it is best do it before or after. I did anneal my very first batch with out resizing first, but thought about it after and didn't know if that was a good idea.

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    I think most people anneal before resizing.
    m14brian

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      #3
      Anneal before sizing.
      Jon

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        #4
        Anneal before you resize.

        The purpose of annealing is to relieve stresses before you resize the brass so that the resizing process doesn't crack the neck. You could anneal the brass after resizing in addition to doing it before resizing but that could cause neck tension problems; inconsistent neck tension around the circumference of the bullet or too weak tension that could allow the bullet to be driven back in to the case under recoil. Additionally, resizing twice simply increases the amount of metal movement which weakens the brass and can cause premature failures.

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          #5
          Brian, Jon and Rammont thank you for the info on this.

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