GUN What causes this?

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  1. AustinL911

    AustinL911 Illudium Q-36 Explosive Space Modulator

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    Is the discoloration from reloading?
     
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    annealing
     
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    AustinL911 Illudium Q-36 Explosive Space Modulator

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    Does all brass go through the annealing process, or just high quality brass?
     
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    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?
     
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    All of my federal looks like that
     
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    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.
     
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    AustinL911 Illudium Q-36 Explosive Space Modulator

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    It's not mine. I stole the pic from the 'post your guns' thread. Was just curious.
     
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    It's my picture. All of my Prvi Partison M193 is like that. Hornady TAP on the other hand is all shiny.
     
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    Aequitas If it keeps on raining, levee's going to break.

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