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 Salt Bath Annealing 
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Having just recently shot a buddy's garand using his reloads, and having witnessed the splitting of quite a few case necks, the subject of annealing came up.

Now, said buddy was also fireforming brass for another gun - his new 6.5CM rifle - but he was reluctant to embrace annealing since the 6.5 brass has other problems that come up before the problems addressed by annealing arise.

Still, I think this might be of value to those that shoot other calibers and find annealing burdensome, or cost prohibitive (I haven't check out the price of this unit).

To wit: Salt bath annealing


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Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:28 am
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if anyone wants some Sodium Nitrate for this purpose I have some for you, it is not good enough quality to use in bluing, but would be fine for this purpose

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I have an Anealeze unit, screw that salt bath and torch in a drill shit.
Load up 50 or more pieces of brass, light flame, turn on and go to working on something else until you no longer hear the brass dropping into the tray, meaning you need to load up another 50 or more pieces of brass, can get maybe 200 pieces of small caliber.
I recently anealed 400+ pieces of 300WM brass, 1k+ of 7.62X39 and a couple hundred 30.06 brass in just a couple of hours. If doing that in a salt bath, a couple days...
Best $275 I've spent.


Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:57 am
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STED9R wrote:
I have an Anealeze unit, screw that salt bath and torch in a drill shit.
Load up 50 or more pieces of brass, light flame, turn on and go to working on something else until you no longer hear the brass dropping into the tray, meaning you need to load up another 50 or more pieces of brass, can get maybe 200 pieces of small caliber.
I recently anealed 400+ pieces of 300WM brass, 1k+ of 7.62X39 and a couple hundred 30.06 brass in just a couple of hours. If doing that in a salt bath, a couple days...
Best $275 I've spent.


just be careful how you ask for this at the store.... :ROFLMAO:

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