Ive been thinking about getting into Case Annealing lately...with the recent cost and availabilty of brass.. it can't really hurt. plus i enjoy testing. Has anyone here done much of this?
Do you Anneal with simply a blow torch and water pan?
Do you use a drill adapter tool or do you use one of them fancy new machines, they look fancy... but also costly.
Have you measured a noticeable difference in case life or accuracy?
In the past I've never much had a desire to anneal, partially because I've always heard very conflicting opinions on it.. Some guys claim its a waste of time while others swear by it.
in the past I simply inspected my brass as best I could ( Randomly did checks on batches checking the inside shoulder area with a ye old trusty paper clip) and when groups started opening up or i started getting split necks id just take note of the round count on them and then pitch them in short order. then Id make sure not to load the next batch to that same count. Honestly my primer pockets seem to go long before i get split necks.
The idea of re-softning work hard brass certainly makes since to me... and I'm familier with guys doing it before they size down brass to make obsolete cartridges.. I have however never bothered to experiment with it.
what do you guys think? is there enough pros to this to pursue it? Or is it just a myth?