Discussion in 'On Topic' started by AustinL911, Jul 12, 2008.
Is the discoloration from reloading?
Does all brass go through the annealing process, or just high quality brass?
I don't shoot my brass (223 shot through a AR) long enough to need annealing. I usually reload it 3 or 4 times and chuck it. Did you get this brass ammo from some bolt gun guy?
All of my federal looks like that
it's annealed in production, so the brass won't crack when the factory necks it the first time.
Some places polish the discoloration away, some don't.
And some reloaders anneal their brass there again, to keep the brass from getting work-hardened and prone to cracking when they resize it.
It's not mine. I stole the pic from the 'post your guns' thread. Was just curious.
It's my picture. All of my Prvi Partison M193 is like that. Hornady TAP on the other hand is all shiny.
The "Law Enforcement" stuff isn't black, just the "personal defense: stuff.