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jwtharpe

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Everybody has got their own idea. Here is mine. Put together with a bunch of junk.

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That dog will hunt, I like it. [smile]
Details man..details.
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Good job j/w looks good
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I like your idea, very nice.

A nice simplification of the dual motor set-up I built following the DIY posted up a few months ago. That last piece of brass is a bitch though huh? , a long metal rod will work to stick in the neck and manipulate it thru the roller, I occasionally get one dropping into the drum and it doesn't lay down and roll, but stands up and I use a extra long allen screwdriver to coax them.

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Nice JW - VERY nice!
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The box is an old ammo can. The wheel is a piece of UHMW that I turned on the lathe. the motor is a 30rpm 12 volt gear reduction motor that was too small to work for the brass tumbler that I built,( a 15rpm would be better) it also uses a speed controller ordered to work with that size motor. Got a wall wart power supply off of an old modem. The fingers used to be an old street sign (aluminum). Have a magnetic base holding the jewlers torch, a 3/8" thin shell bearing that I had on hand. The case tray is a berger bullet box with an old bow sight for the bracket.
That's about it. Just a bunch of junk.
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"Southern" ingenuity at its finest!
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Well guys, here is my "home made" annealer... just not made at my home [wink].  After a few days of research, I decided on the Annealeez unit.  This Saturday I annealed > 1,500 .30-'06 cases.  This machine works FABULOUSLY !

ETA: Annealeez.com  Owner/Inventor/Manufacturer = Jeff Buck.  If you order, please tell him Ranger Joe Walker from AZ sent you.


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Dang Ranger, that is slick! Do you need the 300BO kit to do 277 or 7.62x40?
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Very nice RJ, I wont give you any crap about buying one, my "homemade" annealer is still unfinished in my shop, waiting for some spare time[rolleyes]
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310: I haven't tried anything other than "aught-six" yet... it just arrived today.  I did buy the short kit and the magnum kit, since I load from .22 Hornet to .300 WIN Mag and 7mm Rem Mag.  I have a batch of .270 Win cases to anneal tomorrow, then will see if the Wolverine and x40 fit with the standard wheels or need the short kit.  Edited to Add: Yes, the "300 BLK / Short Wheel Kit" is a must for .277 WLV, 7.62x39, and 7.62x40.

JB:  I figured I'd rather use my little spare time actually processing brass/ammo or shooting; so I supported another Veteran-owned Small Business and purchased the Annealeez.  I am extremely happy with it after today's session.

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Man Ranger that thing is slicker than snot. Will have to look into it.
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310: I haven't tried anything other than "aught-six" yet... it just arrived today.  I did buy the short kit and the magnum kit, since I load from .22 Hornet to .300 WIN Mag and 7mm Rem Mag.  I have a batch of .270 Win cases to anneal tomorrow, then will see if the Wolverine and x40 fit with the standard wheels or need the short kit.

JB:  I figured I'd rather use my little spare time actually processing brass/ammo or shooting; so I supported another Veteran-owned Small Business and purchased the Annealeez.  I am extremely happy with it after today's session.


I hear ya RJ, I may be ditching mine and buying theirs. I happen to like Veteran owned small businesses

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... I happen to like Veteran owned small businesses
Me too!  Jeff Buck is the owner/inventor/manufacturer (along with a few Vet-buddies that help out).  I've e-chatted with him a few times now... had some questions before I purchased. He was super quick and super friendly in his replies... just like my friends here on the forum!  PS: I annealed another 1,000 cases today... mesmerizing to watch.

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Man Ranger that thing is slicker than snot. Will have to look into it.
Thus far - I can tell you - you won't be disappointed - Ranger's Honor!

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I really like the smaller torch over the full size torch!
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RJ that's pretty slick. The price looks good also.
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I'm thinking that I need to get one of these.Where can I buy one or who has a custom one for sale.I don't have any small electric motors around.I believe this would help the shoulder cracks that my 6.5 Grendel as issues with.
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Annealeez.com  Owner/Inventor/Manufacturer = Jeff Buck.  If you order, please tell him Ranger Joe Walker from AZ sent you.
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Thanks Joe,My 6.5 Grendel brass crack at the shoulder 2-4 loads and they're expensive.I have one to try.If the brass life goes up good it would be a good investment.I'll tell them that you told me about them.Their lead time is 2-3 weeks.
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I annealed ~2,000 7.62x40 cases this weekend.  That makes about 6k cases I've done so far; works like an old-fashion Timex!  I bought the short & magnum case/wheel "kits" with mine.  The standard kit worked perfect for .30-'06, .280 Rem, .270 Win, .308 Win, and .243 Win.  I used the "short case" kit for .22-250, 7.62x39, and x40.  Next weekend I hope to get to my 6mm Mongoose and .277 Wolverine brass.  I'm still on my first gas bottle too (the small Coleman camping size).
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How much more life do you get with annealing vs not?Would I need the short brass kit for 277WLV and 6.5 Grendel?Grendel brass is about $.80,I usually buy Hornady ammo and shoot them then load the brass.They are about 20-40 fps faster than my loads and shoot the same,1/2 moa. 
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Northern - I can't answer the first question based on experience, since I only just bought the Annealeez unit.  In theory, annealing the neck/shoulder after every few firings should significantly extend the life of the brass.  Yes, you need the short wheel kit for the .277 WLV; I presume for the Grendel too, as it is also a 39mm long case.
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Northern, annealing can typically extend the average life of 5 reloads up to 15 or even 20 as long as you aren't cranking things hard to the redline every single time.  If you use loads that nuke the primer pockets after 3-4 cycles, there is no point in annealing.
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Thanks Rifter,I do run the Grendel at max but never had a pocket expand.That does happened after awhile with my 277WLV brass.But I get decent life from them it's the expensive Grendel brass that needs better life.I'll be annealing soon,thanks.
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