Category: Annealing

How Does Brass Prep Affect Bullet Seating? (AMP Press Tests)

In this article we’re going to look at different parts of rifle brass prep and the information the AMP press gives us. Each process is examined and a graph is presented of the bullet seating forces. We anticipated some of what we saw, and were surprised by other things! Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making […]

SHOT Show 2020: Annealing Made Perfect

It’s exciting to see how technology can help precision-minded shooters and reloaders. One of the products I’ve adopted this past year that has helped me achieve greater precision is the AMP Mark II annealer from Annealing Made Perfect. While at the 2020 SHOT Show I got to meet Alex and Matt from Annealing Made Perfect, […]

Extreme Case Forming: 25-45 Sharps from Starline 223 Basic

I’ve formed cases by “necking up” and “necking down”, but this is the first time I’ve formed cases from blanks (a straight-wall version of a bottleneck rifle cartridge). I’m talking about my recent interest in forming 25-45 Sharps cases from Starline 223 Basic cases. In the process of working on this project, I learned a […]

Annealing Made Perfect: AMP Mark II Unboxing, Setup, Annealing

If you reload ammunition, you should care about metallurgy. If you demand accuracy and long life from your brass, the process of annealing your cases will become an important part of brass prep and maintenance. If you form cases, you’ll likely want to incorporate annealing into the process so that you can get the best […]

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