Originally Posted by Joe King
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.
the easiest way to get the correct temperature with with a welder's temp stick. Select a range that's about 30 to forty degree cooler than you want, by the time you react it will be there. I for one do not like concentrated heat in small areas, and this actually destroys the metal.