- Fri Jun 19, 2015 4:27 pm
I guess I should have said, "when the case neck begins to glow reddish orange, tip it over into the water" and not wait till it is cherry red. It is just in my experience that some cases, small ones like the .22 TCM, will become "cherry" very quickly. However the statement about not evenly heating the cases with the method I use in the article referenced by Handloader109, is pure bunk and only a way of selling these annealing machines. I have done this for over 36 years with not good, but excellent results. I fault not Handloader109
for I don't think his intention was to de-bunk my method, but to only offer more info good or bad about annealing. I did not find the article without merit for it did have some good information. But when one of the authors is selling annealing machines, you always have to question the content of the article.
The annealing process I described works really well and when there are so many other thing to buy such as ammo, more brass , bullet, powder and so on, I personally find it a waste of money to invest in an annealing machine. But maybe I am just a grumpy old man, you know I had a sergeant very early in my career who had a saying, "You know everyone has an opinion, but only mine is right".
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