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Old October 24, 2012, 10:19 PM   #1
Colorado Redneck
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Does Remington anneal their brass?

222 Rem. cases are developing splits in the necks after three or four reloadings. The brass is FL sized before first loading, and then neck sized the following 3 times or so. Not exeeding loads from manuels. The only other brass I have seen split like this was 22 Hornet cases after several neck sizings. I have some 22-250 brass that was bought new and has been loaded probably 10 times. No cases split yet. All R-P brass.

Is it unreasonable to expect brass to last for more than 4 reloads?

Looks like I may have to try to anneal my own. There are some good threads here in TFL so this will be another interesting phase of hand loading. If anybody has suggestions for a newbie that would be great.
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