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Post by fla9-40 on Tue Jun 05, 2012 7:20 pm

What is the best, easiest way to anneal 22lr brass before you swage them?
What temp, time and all the particulars also if you don't mind.

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Re: annealing 22lr Brass

Post by scorge30 on Wed Jun 06, 2012 12:01 am

I put in 'em in the stove when the wife puts it on the auto clean cycle.

It works pretty well, and you can do a whole crap load of hulls in one shot.
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Post by Daywalker on Wed Jun 06, 2012 1:53 am

Havn't annealed 22's, however, I imagine no different than when I did my 40's. I lined them up on a firebrick and used a torch until the casings glowed a real nice red/orange color. I would do the whole brick. I noticed once the brick warmed up, the casings started to turn color much quicker. Then it was a quick sweep into a bucket o water.... After that I cleaned them in the ultrasonic and gave them a nice bath in acetone and set them out on a towl to dry. The acetone disipated the water and allowed the brass to dry a heck of alot quicker.....

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Re: annealing 22lr Brass

Post by fla9-40 on Wed Jun 06, 2012 4:58 am

Hey thanks for the suggestions. I was wanting to take the lazy way out and did not want to have to line them little boogers up to get it done Wink

Daywalker you anneal .40S&W ? Learn something new every day!

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Post by Reload3006 on Wed Jun 06, 2012 7:03 am

you can also get one of those metal colanders and put them in your bbq pit when you fire it up waiting for the charcoal to burn down. or you can put them in your fire place in the winter time. just watch them when you see them glow red take them out or you will have a big chunk of useless brass.
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Re: annealing 22lr Brass

Post by fla9-40 on Wed Jun 06, 2012 7:34 am

Reload3006 wrote:you can also get one of those metal colanders and put them in your bbq pit when you fire it up waiting for the charcoal to burn down. or you can put them in your fire place in the winter time. just watch them when you see them glow red take them out or you will have a big chunk of useless brass.

Thanks Reload, plan on cooking something on the grill this week end, will have to try it out!

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Post by Sasquatch-1 on Wed Jun 06, 2012 8:00 am

The .40 S & W is for jackets for .44 & .45 cal bullets. For 9MM and .40 S&W I think a lot of people use .32 brass for jackets. Not sure about that though. I have actually tried using .38 spl brass for jackets for .44, but the rim doesn't always line up right.
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Re: annealing 22lr Brass

Post by Daywalker on Wed Jun 06, 2012 1:21 pm

As Sasquatch pointed out, the 40 cases I was annealing was for 44 mag and 45's. Also made them 45 to shoot with a sabot out of the muzzle loader....

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