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Old 01-08-2018, 12:55 AM   #1
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Do you anneal your own brass or send it out. If you do what machine are you using? If you send it out, who are you using? I'm currently looking at the Annealezz.

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Old 01-08-2018, 07:59 AM   #2
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I have an Annealeez. I am pleased with it after I did these upgrades.

1. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

2. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

This video shows how to set up the digital speed control

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I had trouble with the small propane bottles clogging up the burner head. I switched to a 5 gallon tank and no more problems.
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Old 01-08-2018, 09:15 AM   #3
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I have been using an Annealeez for nearly two years now. I have done thousands of cases on it. Works really well. Digital speed indicator looks like a simple and cheap upgrade, I may do that to mine.
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Old 01-08-2018, 09:15 AM   #4
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Bit the bullet and waiting to get my AMP annealer. Always used a torch and tempilaq 750 and 800 but didn't like the possibilities of inconsistency. I have never sent out or thought to look as I'd be afraid of someone else mishandling by brass. Also wouldn't think anyone would want that liability of heating someone else's brass.
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Old 01-08-2018, 09:34 AM   #5
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My buddy and I split the cost to build our own annealer.

Hoop torch, an old press, and some Tempilaq gets it done.

I like the looks of the Annealeez. It seems well made. There was a fella out of the Houston area building a similar one a while back, but I can't remember his company name.
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Old 01-08-2018, 10:23 AM   #6
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I know a guy here local that has an AMP. I carried a couple hundred to him, and he did them while we sat and talked guns for a half hour or so. Quick and easy. Got a couple hundred more to do pretty soon.
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Old 01-08-2018, 10:40 AM   #7
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Bit the bullet and waiting to get my AMP annealer. Always used a torch and tempilaq 750 and 800 but didn't like the possibilities of inconsistency. I have never sent out or thought to look as I'd be afraid of someone else mishandling by brass. Also wouldn't think anyone would want that liability of heating someone else's brass.
game changer for sure , congrats on the purchase as I will eventually take the plunge
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Old 01-08-2018, 10:58 AM   #8
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CB,

Yessir, I'm pretty excited about it. I'll post up a review after I receive and use it but everything I've researched shows it to be a helluva tool and I don't reload bulk so it should be the ticket. I know you're a ways off but if you're ever in the area, come check it out and see the new shop. Shameless plug for Chicken Ranch Precision, LLC.

Bearintx, good to hear and thanks for sharing as well. Looks like I'll be more than happy with it.

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Old 01-08-2018, 11:58 AM   #9
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I love my AMP annealer. I've only used it on 300 Win mag and 6.5x47Lapua so far. It's fast and I don't have to set up torches and mess with propane bottles. Not saying the other annealers are inferior but the AMP is simple to use.

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Old 01-08-2018, 12:18 PM   #10
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I anneal with a drill and torch and tempalac and time the tempalac to the temp needed and repeat before dumping into water to cool. Brass doesn't harden from quenching it's work hardened
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Old 01-08-2018, 08:22 PM   #11
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I have an AMP and LOVE it!


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Old 01-08-2018, 08:25 PM   #12
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I have the annealeez and it does the job, I anneal every time.
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Old 01-13-2018, 12:01 AM   #13
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Been trying to decide between annealeze and MRB.
Thinking I will order annealeze next week
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Old 01-13-2018, 10:05 AM   #14
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Been trying to decide between annealeze and MRB.
Thinking I will order annealeze next week
Another option is this. http://www.giraudtool.com/annealer1.htm
I've never used his annealer but I have the trimmer. It is a very well made machine.
With his annealer you could upgrade to induction annealing later if you wanted.
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Old 01-13-2018, 10:49 AM   #15
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Just got my AMP in yesterday. Picking up a boatload of reamers today from a buddy and back to the house to use it for the first time so hopefully it's as handy as I think it will be.
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Old 01-13-2018, 02:35 PM   #16
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I'm using one now from "mikes reloading bench" that seems like a pretty good tool for the money. It's made in Texas too!
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I'm running a Mikes Reloading Bench with great results.
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