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I just purchased an ugly annealer and digging through my stash of brass came across 1000 rounds of Remington nickel plated brass in 222 Remington . These have be fired 4 or 5 times and I have never heard of anyone annealing nickel brass. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Regards Mitch


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Aren't they still brass cases with a nickel (cadmium?) plating ?

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I have! Haven't done a lot but the ones that I did do held up about as well as straight Brass case. Harder to tell when the necks turn red though.

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Yep, same attention.


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never read the thread Swifty was highlighting....

but yeah, I have always annealed Nickel plated brass... doesn't seem to phase it, but keeps the necks from splitting...

I figured if there would have been a problem, I'd have seen it first hand.... and its not like I have a shortage of nickel range pick up brass...

it has does just fine....

some folks over think too many things....


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It anneals fine. I've got some 1976 Lake City nickel match brass that looks a little scruffy but still shoots GREAT. Just use the same count you do for normal brass and it's all good.


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Thanks for the info… didn’t want to waste my time and energy if it didn’t work😁


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i just annealed about 200-257 Weatherby mag cases worked fine and cases do resize much easier. i used the candle anneal method.

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Originally Posted by Hipshoot
I have! Haven't done a lot but the ones that I did do held up about as well as straight Brass case. Harder to tell when the necks turn red though.

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just passing on a tip.... I really don't watch the necks, and see to them turning color on any annealing I do..

on 223 or 22.250 cases, I just hold them in the flame and count to six. with a pair of needle nose pliers...

for 243 to 338/06 cases I hold them into the flame with the needle nose pliers, and count to 8...

and then I just let them air cool, instead of the water quinching 'method'...never been a problem...

sometime I even throw the little small decorative bucket I put them into the frig for like 5 minutes and then go load them..

my set up is pretty basic, but works just fine...

but I got to admit, I DON'T hold cases by my fingers and put them over a candle flame, until it burns my fingers...

that is what a pair of needle nose pliers is for.... call me a woose, but that is what works for me.


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