Everything You Should Know About Annealing Your Brass

Why Is Annealing Cartridge Case Brass Necks Important? When you fire a round, the brass case expands forming a seal to the neck area of the chamber, then when the pressure drops it contracts slightly. This expansion and contraction cause the brass to work-harden.  Without neck annealing after numerous firing/reloading cycles the case will fail, […]

Are There Factors Affecting the Cartridge Case Life?

The number of times a cartridge case can be used before it needs to be replaced depends on a few factors, the most important being the amount of expansion in the primer pocket and whether or not the neck splits. Generally, once a primer pocket has become excessively expanded or a neck has split, the […]

Primer Seating Depth – SALES PROMO.

Want top accuracy from your reloads? A lot goes into striving to attain optimum accuracy. We assume you have a quality-built firearm. Assume you have prepped your brass; trimmed all to length, deburred inside and outside of case neck, weight sorted, turned necks perfectly concentric, deburred inside flash hole, uniformed flash hole diameter, uniformed all primer pockets to equal depth and removed the minute fillet of brass in the bottom corner of the pocket. Now a look at seating primers.


rimmed case headspace gages

Precision cartridge case headspace gages available for   .22 Hornet  I  .45-70  I  .45-90  I  .45-100 I  .45-110  or .45-120 1.  Measure the gage without a case. 2.  Set your caliper to read 0. 3. Place case into gage,  reading is case headspace

Cartridge Case Organizer II

Cartridge Case Organizer II

Our Cartridge Case Organizer II, a handy accessory, holds 150  .308 Win. cases at a slight angle, with necks up, for easy insertion of 750° F. Tempilaq heat indicating fluid.  Works with all rifle & pistol cases from 9mm Luger to and including .50 BMG for annealing brass efficiently.

Plywood Mounting Board

plywood mounting board

Plywood mounting board for the Anneal-Rite w/bolts & wingnuts. Once installed annealing brass sessions don’t need adjustment, a great time saver.  Or if you have a 1′ X 2′ board order our package of bolts, washers, wingnuts & dimensioned drawing for your mounting.

For the Perfect Finish: A Guide to Brass Annealing

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Many people, when they hear about annealing brass cartridge case necks, jump to the conclusion it must be something difficult to accomplish.  Annealing is easy and straightforward once you understand what it is and the equipment necessary. You may have observed a dark patina on cartridge case brass at the neck and shoulder area. This […]

Annealing Brass Cartridges Case: The Process and Its Benefits

When it comes to reloading brass cartridge cases, annealing is often seen as an important step to ensure accuracy. So, what is annealing? Annealing is the process of heating brass cartridge cases and then cooling them slowly. If you want to improve your reloading accuracy, it’s essential to understand what annealing is. Here’s a quick […]

Science 101: What You Need to Know about Annealing Brass

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The science behind annealing brass during the manufacturing of cartridge brass is well-established and very precise. By heating the brass to 750 Deg. F. quickly and removing it from the heat source to cool, it becomes more ductile and less brittle. This process is annealing and when properly done will extend cartridge brass life and […]

Metallurgists’ Tips: The Science of Annealing Brass

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What Is Annealing Brass? In simple terms, it’s properly heating metal to a prescribed temperature then cooling to restore desired malleability To harden brass, it must be WORKED to increase its hardness such as bend and re-bend, repeatedly hammer, draw and form which are all methods of WORKING brass.  Regarding cartridge brass it is work […]