Re: The latest on Annealing
Right which is why I quench them. What I meant by my reference to over heating them is that at that point you would be quenching them in a failed effort to save an already ruined case. I seems to me that not arresting the heat transfer can lead to the same end effect of over heating. The real trick IMO is to get the right amount of heat to the area you want annealed specifically.
Keep in mind the animals we shoot for food and display are not bullet proof. Contrary to popular belief, they bleed and die just like they did a hundred years ago. Being competent with a given rifle is far more important than impressive ballistics and poor shootability. High velocity misses never put a steak in the freezer.