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Annealing and prices??

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by tarster, Jun 24, 2016.

  1. tarster

    tarster Albany Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    So I have this curiosity, How many members that reload regularly would anneal their brass if they had a local place to do it and or pay a nominal fee for it?

    I am seriously starting to look into buying any annealing machine because I can see quite a bit of good for my reloading and then friends (@Dyjital) reloading and family also. I live in Albany, and it makes me wonder, if I were to buy a annealing machine, how many would contact me to anneal their brass??

    And for that matter, if one was to clean the brass with a wet drum tumbler and then anneal them, would you be interested in that also?

    Stealing a few of @Dyjital awesome photos from some of his recent tumblings.

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  2. OutlawHoss

    OutlawHoss Klamath-Siskyou Well-Known Member

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    Great idea!
     
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  3. Dyjital

    Dyjital Albany, Ore Flavorite Member Bronze Supporter

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    Annealing once, even twice with expensive brass sure would save money!
     
  4. tarster

    tarster Albany Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Im honestly a bit surprised that no one has really responded to this thread.. I thought there would be more guys interested in brass cleaning and annealing.. or maybe everyone has their own annealing machines???
     
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  5. TheGameMaster

    TheGameMaster Portland, OR Member

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    It's called a propane torch;););):(o_O
     
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  6. tarster

    tarster Albany Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Maybe if you want a single sided anneal! Haha
     
  7. OutlawHoss

    OutlawHoss Klamath-Siskyou Well-Known Member

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    Yup, a propane torch and a socket on an extension in your variable speed drill, and a safe place to land them; after a few tries, you can get it down to the perfect color and like everything else in reloading, sit there and do it 'till you get tired of it or run out of brass.
     
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  8. ChiefStealth

    ChiefStealth Graham, Wa. Well-Known Member

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    I'm just not interested in paying someone to do this for me. I can prep brass myself.
     
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  9. TM-Salem

    TM-Salem Salem Active Member

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    I anneal my brass myself.,.. a propane torch, a socket that fits the case (a little paper or something to set the correct height) and a bucket of water. Its fast and easy
     
  10. TM-Salem

    TM-Salem Salem Active Member

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    If you want to pay someone to do yours... let me know ;)
    for 10 cents a piece I will anneal them, run them through the tumbler and dry them for ya..
     
  11. Dyjital

    Dyjital Albany, Ore Flavorite Member Bronze Supporter

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    Tarster and I were rolling around the idea of getting an automated annealing machine. You know so we could do 1000 without doing them manually.

    Gauging by the interest so far, it's not a viable idea to get one to do small amounts of annealing for others (Or ourselves). Machine is most likely out of the running so if we do anything it probably will be for ourselves with above method.
     
  12. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    If you paid me enough money I'd let you diddle by brass. But I'd have to think about it.
     
  13. Oregonhunter5

    Oregonhunter5 2C IDAHO Well-Known Member

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