Brass Annealing Service
Brass Annealing Service
Burstfire

Brass Annealing Service

Regular price $25.00

We anneal using our Burstfire 2 in 1 Annealing & Case Prep

  • This is done using annealing method, heated to approx 750 degrees. 
  • Extend brass life, so you can load it more times. 
  • Consistent neck tension. Improve overall accuracy*
  • Service available for 300blkout and up to 30-06.
  • Service for magnum caliber will be available once our magnum wheels are available. 
  • You can send us your brass, or add it to the order to anneal the brass you purchased on our site! 20% discount.
  • ***Return shipping is included! 

What Is Annealing?

Annealing means heat treating the neck and shoulder of a brass cartridge case to make it softer so it will seal the chamber during firing. Unlike steel, brass gets softer as you heat treat it, not harder. What makes brass cartridges become harder is firing the cases in your gun, and then working them in your reloading dies. Both those operations will cause brass to harden, which leads to splits and cracks in the cases.

Why Do We Anneal Brass?

Reason 1: Cost of brass has been on the rise over the last several years. Depending on what you load, brass can be expensive, and you want to make it last as long as you possibly can. Anneal your brass will extend its life, so you can reload it more times. One of the first signs that it’s time to anneal is splitting at the case mouth, or cracks in the neck or shoulders of your brass. Another thing to look out for is if it suddenly takes more pressure, or less pressure, to seat bullets into the cases than it used to. Once symptoms like these appear, many shooters think the brass is no longer usable and discard it. But as long as the primer pockets are still tight, these cartridge cases are still useable - if you anneal them properly.

 

Reason 2: Annealing and precisely/uniformly prepping your brass cases improves the consistency of muzzle velocities, and enhance accuracy. Many competitive shooters anneal their brass cases after every firing, to improve the consistency on the release of each bullet as precisely the same as possible. Annealing definitely helps accuracy, in particular to eliminate “fliers” sometimes occurring in otherwise normal groups.


Reason 3: Anneal brass cases is if you are reforming them from a larger case to a smaller case, such as in making wildcat cartridges. When you set the shoulder back on the case, the neck walls will thicken from the shoulder’s extra brass, which will harden up as you work it into the new configuration. This area of the worked brass needs to be annealed so that when it is fireformed, it will seal the chamber and properly form out to the new configuration.




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