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.
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 www.ampannealing.com 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.