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Old 11-11-2011, 01:05 PM
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Originally Posted by falcon View Post
i used to anneal cases. Did it by holding the case by the base and turning the neck slowly in a candle flame. When the case got too hot to hold it was dumped in water. Now i have a plentiful supply of free cases and never anneal.
Ditto! I was mystified by annealing and avoided it for many years until I tried the candle method. Works great and greatly extends case life. Wish I'd done it decades ago!
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