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1st attempt at annealing

 
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Old 04-24-2011, 01:18 AM
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1st attempt at annealing

Well I was going to buy an automated annealer but they are quite expensive. So I found the right size sockets, used a bolt and nut to chuck it. The first pic are the first 2 7mm mag brass I did, then I tried my hand a 223 since I had some new unfired Lapua cases to compare, case on the left is the Lapua.


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Re: 1st attempt at annealing

noneck180,

that looks mighty good!

Do you care to share with us your process? How you checked the temp... etc.
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Re: 1st attempt at annealing

Great idea with adapting the socket as a holder. I use regular shellholders and a Craftsman cordless drill. I would have some concerns about turning too fast with the drill you are using. I turn mine in dim light using MAP gas, until the neck just barely begins to show some orange, (about 6 seconds) then drop it dry in a pan. I used to quench them in water, but I stopped doing that when someone said the factories do not quench them.

Recently bought a bottle of Tempilaq 650. Wiped a streak on the necks, but it disappeared immediately. On another forum someone said wipe the Tempilaq just below the shoulder; I need to try that. I always size mine again after they are annealed.
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Re: 1st attempt at annealing

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Recently bought a bottle of Tempilaq 650. Wiped a streak on the necks, but it disappeared immediately. On another forum someone said wipe the Tempilaq just below the shoulder; I need to try that. I always size mine again after they are annealed.

Try putting a little of the templiaq on the inside of the neck. You can watch it melt a few times, and then decide how long you want to anneal.
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Re: 1st attempt at annealing

I am just rotating slowly, very light flame. doesn't take long .I don't have any tempilaq, just going off the colors explained in that thread from 6mm br. Aswell I burned one on purpose to see how soft it got, there is a difference.
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