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I anneal my brass and although many people throw out their cases after 4-5 firings I go by what the brass is telling me. I have at least 7-8 reloads on some brass. I use a jewelers saw and cut a brass case in half to check it. Somebody else just posted their pictures of doing the same thing and they had 10 firings out of them.

I would anneal cases when the anneal marks wear off which would be about two to three re-loadings. A good way to test a case is to drop it from about waist high onto a solid hard floor (Concrete is best) mouth downward. If the mouth hits the concrete and you pick it up and there is no noticeable damage or only very slight out of roundness to the mouth the brass needs to be annealed. An annealed/soft case mouth will easily deform doing this same test.
 
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