Creedmoor Sports Releases Annealing Made Perfect Machine

Reloaders, especially those manufacturing various wildcat loadings, rejoice! Creedmoor sports (yes, the name is rather familar to those same reloaders) has announced the release of their “Annealing Made Perfect” Induction Annealing Unit for reloaders to easily form brass cases, removing the common flame forming for the safer and more accurate induction method.

For serious wildcat reloaders, its common to use a common propane torch or similar active flame to anneal the brass prior to forming. This can be very dangerious, due to the open flame and heat involved. The Annealing Made Perfect unit uses induction coils, a common method in large manufacturing to heat the brass prior to forming.

The machine is the result of over three years of experimentation by the father and son team of Alex and Matt Findlay. By using induction, which can be tightly controlled, the Annealing Made Perfect machine has detailed and advanced settings including specific programs for the cartridge, case brand, and even if the cases have been neck turned down.

The Annealing Made Perfect Induction Annealing Machine is available and Creedmoor Sports carries all the pilots for the majority of loadings from .17 Hornet all the way up to .460 Weatherby.

The machine itself is available directly from Creedmoor Sports with retail pricing pegged at $1099.95


Details from Creedmoor Sports:

–       This product includes the annealing machine, a 110V power cord, a shellholder grip (you provide your own shellholder), a USB lead cord for future use and software updates, and an instruction booklet.

–       Anneal cartridges from 17 Hornet to 460 Weatherby

–       Program settings were established by laboratory micro-Vickers neck hardness testing. Updated setting numbers are available on the website

–       No voodoo, no magic, no melting temperature sticks

–       Ready to go out of the box – you can be annealing in minutes.

–       SOLD SEPARATELY: Specific pilots are required for using – make sure you order what you need to get started. They are made for specific cartridges or cartridge families.

–       Change from one cartridge to another in seconds. Change pilots, shellholder and setting number. That’s all it takes.

–       Cycle time is about 5 to 6 cases a minute depending on the cartridge and the manufacturer.

–       Utilize your own press type shellholders that attach to the provided shellholder grip to hold the cartridges.

Nathan S

One of TFB’s resident Jarheads, Nathan now works within the firearms industry. A consecutive Marine rifle and pistol expert, he enjoys local 3-gun, NFA, gunsmithing, MSR’s, & high-speed gear. Nathan has traveled to over 30 countries working with US DoD & foreign MoDs.

The above post is my opinion and does not reflect the views of any company or organization.


  • Stephen Paraski

    Not a bad deal.

  • Mike N.

    5-6 cases minute seems slow. When I anneal, I will an entire set of whatever brass I’m doing (300-500 cases usually), for uniformity. If I set my Benchsource to anneal a case for 5 seconds (for example) it can spit out a case every 6-7 seconds or so, and I can be done after watching a sitcom or two while feeding the annealer.

  • raz-0

    Neat. I bit slower than it was supposed to be, but The price wasn’t as bad as it was looking to be. IIRC they were predicting $1200.

  • DanGoodShot

    Nice little annealing machine. But for me anyway, I’ll stick with me $30 tourch and homemade wheel annealer. Its a bit faster, It does a nice, uniform job and it only cost me $150 to build. Means more money for boolets!

  • mikee

    Annealed just over 3,000 cases since July 1916. Never missed a beat. Clean, no mess and consistent. Highly recommended.

    • Gregory Markle

      3,000 since July 1916? So about one completed case every 12 1/4 days? I’d expect some pretty high quality with that much care and attention paid to each case!

      Had to jerk your chain…

      • mikee

        Good one!!! Takes between 9 and 12 seconds to do a .308 case depending on case manufacturer. Once you work out a case handling pattern process, it can get quite fast. A bit like using a multi-station reloading press. Now that’s an idea…chain drive…….hmmmmmm!!

  • treebasher

    To me this annealer looks like it would work well for the benchrest crowd. For volume reloading I’ll stick with the Giraud annealer.