Annealing services are available for either fired brass that has become work hardened by several loadings or new brass that you feel would benefit for this softening process.
We have seen brass that is new in the box but that has been stored for several years to be is “hard”. This makes turning concentric necks more difficult, as well as a higher case loss due to cracked shoulders during fire forming.
Expanding the necks up to a larger caliber often results in split necks. We alleviate this problem by annealing the brass first to lower the number of pieces of brass that are culled due to split necks and rendered useless.
We anneal all brass with an automated machines equipped using our proprietary process to keep the bases at room temperature or below.
A test run is always done prior to running your brass to ensure that the necks are heated correctly to soften the necks without compromising the strength of the body or base of the case.
Bullet Meplat Trimming & Pointing
For those long range competitors seeking to gain that final ballistic edge, we offer meplat trimming and pointing. This process first uniforms the length of the bullet for consistency purposes. This process initially lowers the BC of the bullet slightly, but the bullets are uniform from one to the next.
Next the nose or tip of the bullet is closed to a sharp point to regain the BC lost during the trimming process and create a more uniform aerodynamic bullet.
Complete Brass Preparation (ready to load)
This is the place to go to get your brass prepared to go from the factory to us to your reloading bench.
We will do the following:
2. Inside neck chamfered
3. Outside neck de-burred
4. Neck turn to your specified dimensions
5. Primer pockets squared
6. Flash holes de-burred on the inside only
7. Ultra-Sonic cleaned and ready to load
We coat your bullets using only the finest quality, laboratory-grade molybdenum disulfide ("Moly").
This process was originally developed simply to allow a greater number of accurate shots between cleanings by reducing bore fouling, and it performs this function extremely well. An unanticipated benefit is the improved accuracy which has been observed in many rifles and handguns firing coated bullets. Apparently the reduction in bore friction results in less barrel vibration and reduced distortion of bullets during firing.
Even more startling, testing of bullets coated by the Moly Process has, in many instances, shown what appears to be an increase in ballistic coefficient that gives improved flight characteristics at long range with rifle bullets. Competitive shooters have documented reductions in drop as large as five minutes of angle (5 MOA) at 1,000 yards with jacketed match bullets. Limited testing by a large ammunition manufacturer using advanced instrumentation showed a sometime increase in ballistic coefficient of at least three percent comparing coated to uncoated bullets from the same lot. It is believed this is mainly the result of bullets exiting the barrel more smoothly, allowing them to "go to sleep" (fly without oscillation) sooner.
We at BBB turn your brass using only carbide cutters and mandrels that are ground to work with your specific caliber and only after re-sizing the necks to assure a correct cut and finish.
We can routinely hold a neck thickness tolerance of .0005 or less on new unturned brass.
Fired brass is easier to measure the exact amount of runout if the case is fired in the same chamber and is .00025 or less dependent on the quality of brass being used.
After the first firing you will see that your runout will drop to be near .0000. This is caused by brass flow in the chamber as the brass is in a plasma state momentary when the cartridge is fired.
If you know your chambers neck diameter and you know how much clearance you would like, we will be happy to turn your brass to those specs. If you are not sure, ask us for recommendations and we will be happy to give you advice as to what we have found to work and why.
"The match is won on the reloading bench but lost on the firing line."
© Copyright 2016 Buckeye Bullets & Brass. All rights reserved.