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    mmmmm. fresh baked jackets..

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    fresh baked jackets ready for tumble/polishing..

    im doing these a little different this time around. i did a final anneal after the last draw and i am going to polish them b4 i try to do anything else with them.. they seem to work a lot better when i anneal them after the final draw. trimmer doesn't have to work as hard, cores seat easier as the jacket expands with less pressure, and they point form with less pressure.. also polishing them b4 i try to do anything with them keeps the swage dies cleaner and everything seems to slip easier in the press. also don't have to worry about any problems later down the road with the excess oxide left inside the jackets. never had any problems with the oxide inside of the jacket, just gonna do it this way now.

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    much better results polishing them b4 anything else.. almost a mirror finish....

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    What temp are you annealing at?

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    around 1,200*F-1,300*F.. roughly till they are just turning red in low light, and then i bung them in water. if you bung them in the water while they are still a little red then most of the oxide will come off in the water.
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    Dam, i anneal at 800F.

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    theoretically 800*F will do, but you gotta let them soak at that temp for a good long while.. increasing the temperature just decreases the anneal time.

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    Does the dead soft jacket leave copper in the barrel like the old Barnes copper bullets did?

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    Never had any problem with copper in the barrel. But im also not driving them past 2700fps, and my barrel is like a mirror inside..

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    add a little citric acid to your warm bucket of water and it will clean the scale off after annealing even better!

    yes! always start with a clean jacket that left over scale from annealing is not good for dies or bullet formation!

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    Brian, I emailed you, when you get a chance.


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Abbreviations used in Reloading

BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
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