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  1. Hi John, I'll take the 6.5 one please. Reverting to PM...
  2. Update. I was using the Minox at the weekend with a good sturdy tripod and it was fine at 300 yds for viewing .308 holes. The absence of vibration was a huge help.... Thanks again for all the comments.
  3. Dunc

    Molten Salt Annealing Rig

    Ha-ha. I see APC Pure sell sodium nitrite freely on eBay.... 132715337108 Albeit somewhat more expensive than on their website.
  4. Dunc

    Molten Salt Annealing Rig

    Thanks for that, very useful to know. Dude did say to me that they tend to deal only with companies or words to that effect. They've taken the sodium nitrite off my order and are sending me the rest. eBay, here I come!
  5. Dunc

    Molten Salt Annealing Rig

    45% of course, sodium nitrate is 5%. Wonder if anyone else was 'refused'. They did send me a form to complete but that asks me my company details..
  6. Dunc

    Molten Salt Annealing Rig

    Anyone else had any issues with buying these salts from APC Pure? I've just put an order in for these and I've had an email back saying they won't supply sodium nitrite unless I'm a limited company and a follow up phone call to them didn't help - PS - I see it's apparently easily available from eBay and since it's only a minor 'ingredient' to the mix, I don't need much but still curious as to if anyone else had an issue with being supplied by APC Pure.
  7. I believe that Josh's rifle/barrel did an outstanding job up at the Precision Long Range Rifle League in Gardner's at the weekend. Very impressive scores with Josh and his barrel scoring 91 points, that is 21 points more than his nearest competitor. These barrels can clearly shoot well under the toughest of conditions. And it is clear that they can more than hold their own with loads of AI rifles in this match as well. I know where I'm going for my next barrel...
  8. Mik is running in the NRA council elections so if you're a member of the NRA....... I'm certainly voting for him. https://nra.org.uk/?s=election
  9. Dunc

    Molten Salt Annealing Rig

    I agree on all your points and I'm looking forward to getting my analytical hat on after the weekend to fully review their article, got competitions all weekend. I certainly do have my suspicions...
  10. Dunc

    Molten Salt Annealing Rig

    Surely not!!!! Will give the article a better read after the weekend when I've a bit more time. And make up my mind then
  11. Dunc

    Molten Salt Annealing Rig

    Seems like I will be wasting my time trying to molten salt anneal.... The people at AMP say they've tested this method of annealing and - Executive summary. In terms of achieving correctly annealed neck and shoulder hardness of bottle necked cases, molten salt bath annealing does not work. Furthermore, even with temperature and time adjustments, it cannot work. https://www.ampannealing.com/articles/52/salt-bath-annealing--does-it-work-/?fbclid=IwAR0onTPh6IRjjIrt0o0qZSYMyGQdg-IitGg3ohRFBz1Iu7O_HMSUIOHiLiM Summary of molten salt bath annealing: PROs: When inserted into the 550°C bath for 5 – 8 seconds, the cases look terrific – just like they have been annealed. Even just 2 seconds immersion gives a great looking result. This gives the illusion of annealing. CONs: 1. At best, all case necks were only partially annealed. Even using 550°C for 8 seconds, no case necks tested annealed softer than 120 HV, which is much harder than desirable. 2. Even when an insertion time of 20 seconds @ 550°C was used, necks were not correctly annealed. The case bodies, however, were over-annealed. 3. The process is HAZARDOUS. For those determined to try it, the following articles should be read thoroughly. This link is an industry guide to the safe use of molten salt baths. It doesn’t even contemplate domestic use. What is the point of taking on all that risk, when the results are so poor? There are several ways to achieve correct annealing. Molten salt bath "annealing” isn’t one of them. For those reloaders considering getting started on annealing, and who are on a budget, we would recommend a gas flame-based option.
  12. Dunc

    Molten Salt Annealing Rig

    Thanks. And you're right re the non-salt kit. That's what he calls them, for International sales, as he won't/can't post the salts. https://ballisticrecreations.ca/product/no-salt-kit/ No prob re getting the salts from APC Pure and thanks re dimensions of the pots.
  13. Dunc

    Molten Salt Annealing Rig

    I've got the 'non-salt annealing kit' on the way from Ballistic Recreations. Can anyone please suggest which melting pot to go for - the Lee or Lyman? Obviously I'd want the molten salt mix to be covered by the plate/disc and this appears to be the case with the Lee. What about the Lyman? TIA.
  14. Thanks folks. There was a slight breeze yesterday and the tripod I was using wasn't really up to the job. This scope is well over a grand to buy new and on it's first outing, a few weeks ago with a sturdier tripod, seemed to perform better. Now that I know the 'standard' which I should expect, from your comments above, I can more easily judge when I get a better tripod and have more time to play. Thanks again.

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