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  1. Would people please share their views on annealing brass. I'm somewhat sceptical about primer pockets opening up before seeing the benefits of what annealing will achieve. I'm aware of the higher the charge the more chances pockets will loosen. Therefore, approximately how many firings do you get before your primer-pockets loosen, to the point of having the throw the cases? I'm thinking the lower the charge the more chance the pockets will stay snug to hold the primer. But, does this defeat the object if you need a higher charge to achieve the necessary velocity?.. If people are annealing cases after just 2, 3, or 4 firings, when the pockets will (should) still be snug, what are the advantages to annealing the necks? I ask because I've started to prime the same cases for the 12th loading and 'feel' the primer-pockets considerably slacker now than when on the 6th or 7th loading's. All cases were bought new, .308 Lapua brass, and have been loaded using a relatively light charge of 40.6g of N150 behind the 175g SMK. - during load development the highest charge the cases had been loaded to was with only 41.5g, which is still conservative. I reverted to the most accurate node of 40.6g. The cases have not mistakenly been mixed up; therefore they have all been fired the same number of times. I'm at the point of throwing the cases due to primer safety Thoughts appreciated
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