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    Posted: December 27 2014 at 2:16pm
Right how often do you all anneal your cases when reloading, and does the power of the load effect how often you anneal them

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For me its every 3 loads for full length resizing. The only thing I think effects high power loads is brass expansion in front of the web, but you never anneal the rear of the case anyway, so I guess not.
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And that's another thing I know some people just neck size and keep cases for each rifle but I cant do that so I have to full length resize each time. I am hoping to get some more cases to be able to keep some just for my deer rifle as that only ever shoots full power loads, whereas my SMLE shoots reduced and full power depending on which range I go to.

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You can do a F/L resize matched as well. You back off the die to exactly match the individual chambers. If yours are really close to each other you could set up for the shorter one & minimize brass stretch. It'll shorten life a hair, but nowhere as much as full length sizing to just factory spec.
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