Was pulling down some old lake city 5.56 for a buddy of mine, and noticed that the brass was not only annealed at the neck, but the shoulder, and a third or so down the body. I am only aware of annealing the case necks, and only the necks. Have always been warned about shoulder/body. Did they used to have poor QC when it comes to this, or am I seeing a problem where there is not one? Upon trying to seat the bullets just a "touch" to break the asphalt seal, several of the cases buckled a little on the body, just below the shoulder. Thanks
BTW: This looks like factory ammo, not reloads. Still has crimped and sealed primers, bullet sealant, and on stripper clips. It's only 60 rounds, so no big loss if the brass would be no good, was mainly pulling for the bullets anyway. The powder smells like it's starting to turn. Burned some, and it was not nearly as enthusiastic as most other powders I've put the torch to.