Salt Bath Annealing

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by Doublezranch, Feb 8, 2019.

  1. Doublezranch

    Doublezranch Well-Known Member

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    Currently there are lots of annealers on the market today. The DIY drill and torch, the fancy benchsource, and the high dollar induction style electric units. I was in the market and found Ballistic Recreations. Gary Chambers makes and sells salt bath kits for annealing. All you have to provide is a melting pot. It looks extremely legit and the nice part is the salt holds it temperature very well. I ordered one and should be here early next week.

    Check it out for yourselves.



    Thanks!

    Jayson
     
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  2. Tidus56

    Tidus56 Well-Known Member

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    That's a pretty cool setup.
     
  3. Doublezranch

    Doublezranch Well-Known Member

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    Looks easy and consistent. Anyone using this method? I would guess it’s fairly new.
     
  4. dirtytough

    dirtytough Well-Known Member

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    I have his website bookmarked. I was going to order one back in December but after ordering everything for a custom I kind of gave myself the red light until its finished.
     
  5. ramrod79

    ramrod79 Well-Known Member

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    That looks great and price is good I got one coming now see how it works.
     
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  6. ShtrRdy

    ShtrRdy Well-Known Member

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    I got one for Christmas. Just about ready to give it a try. I've been focusing on a 6mm Creedmoor lately.
     
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  7. Just cut

    Just cut Well-Known Member

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  8. ramrod79

    ramrod79 Well-Known Member

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    The wife gave me a scowl as o was ordering my melter pot off amazon. I told her jewelry could be melted as well got scowled at again. No sense of humour.
     
  9. Barrelnut

    Barrelnut Well-Known Member

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    I'm ok with a torch. But, if I tried anything else, salt would be it.
     
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    Deputy819 Well-Known Member

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    I've been using this method and Ballistic Recreations products for nearly a year now. I think the process is actually pretty fun and it seems to be very consistent. I would suggest ordering an extra container or two of the salt as you do lose some due to "drag out", but it's not bad.
     
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  12. Pmacc60

    Pmacc60 Active Member

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    Been there and have been given that look!! You are not alone!
     
  13. Bang4theBuck

    Bang4theBuck Well-Known Member

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    I have a friend that has this set up, and he has quite a few rounds through it, as do I. The consistency and simplicity is amazing. I have some 223, 6.5cm, 6cm and 300 wm with it. All worked great. I had to leave the 300 wm in the salts just a split second longer than the 223 to get the same consistent result. Mine is on way!
     
  14. cjuve

    cjuve Well-Known Member

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    Piece of cake this is by far the easiest,cheapest and most consistent method I have used.