Your mileage may vary but it seems to me that waiting for an orange flash overdoes the annealing.
The technique is not to wait for orange flame but to determine when they orange flame and then back down to immediately before that point.
There is a distinct difference between finding what works for one's own self, and instructing a huge number of people on what works. All have different equipment, different environments, different components, and different flames. While the tempilac may work for you and select others... that method does NOT account for all the variables above, and the proof of this is easily seen among misguided youtubers torching their brass. What works for you works for you, but there MUST be a distinction made between that and the instruction of others. A distinction that recognizes how much time and money went into gaining the experience required to see not only that tempilac wasn't working for many, but also in the development of an entirely new method. I say this not because I require recognition for my efforts, but because a simple dismissal without an extremely detailed report which counters the tens of thousands of words I've written on the subject is not in keeping with the goals of this site.
My method accounts for all variables, and is the only method I've seen which does. Excluding per-manufacturer precision annealing methods such as the induction units that have brass-specific programming based on laboratory hardness testing.
@dddoo7 I am having fun with the 22 creed. Doing a lot of load work. I am very close, just need seating depth. The 6.5 creed is not the DT. I have not broken that barrel out for a while but I think it shoots better. In the DT was using lapua srp brass and berger hybrid target.
So I finally made it out to shoot today. I’ve been traveling for work the last few weeks, and coaching my daughter on the weekends.
I am really happy with the Bravo. As I hoped, recoil management was greatly improved. Having a stock that really fits is huge. I was able to get behind the rifle quickly and comfortably. The pistol grip made hand placement second nature. I didn’t have to think about getting my hand or trigger finger into the right spot.
We stuck to just shooting plates and some rocks at long ranges today. I’m going to get out again soon to try some groups.
This method works very well for me.
I have the dies indexed and once they are set they hold their measurement.
In conjunction with the 2 die fl resizing method I use, the runout is very minimal.
@tscustoms do you have to buy a license each year in each of the states you draw in to get the bonus points?
Utah, yes - $65
AZ, yes - $160
WY, CO, NM - no
So you have to buy a tag in AZ OR UT and maybe go hunting if you are lucky? What's the draw to these states under these conditions?
NV is the same way. NV has some monster mule deer outside of Reno. They all migrate down from the Tahoe basin into the high desert south of Reno. AZ and UT have some of the best elk to hunt, like record setting elk.
Heck if you go with a guide here you pay 15k for a basic bull elk, that throphy bull, he's 20k-25k.
Wow hunting trophy game has really been monitzed. I've been thinking about an elk and a muley. Didn't realize it required that much luck or cash even before you get into the woods.
Could also be due to Remington producing shitty firearms for the last 5-7 years.
Disappointed in the length of the throat on the older one which I believe I have. Heard the newer ones shoot poorly. I guess there's only so much you can expect from even a forgiving bullet like SMK's.
Sounds like a text book case of how not to run a company.
Religion in general can get dicey. Religion in general however is not about truth, but rather preceived truth. Christ after all was crucified in the name of religion (Jewish). Truth is not easy to find in the religious world...or any area of discussion...yet that does not change the fact that truth can be known....and that It is generally hated.
I may look into that cause I really hate what ended up happening to it. The coating is not actually cerakote, it’s a home brew stuff a local guy came up with years and years ago, pretty neat stuff but I don’t know too much about it. The old man has passed away but his son has kept the business going.
Sounds just like the story about Birdsong coatings I have heard before.
It was birdsong coatings, small world. They are about 10 minutes down the road from my house
I have looked into it pretty good and even spoke to Jafa there. It goes back quite a ways and read some independent lab tests and results that they tested it with Cerakote, Duracoat and a couple others and all others failed in the salt spray some lasted longer then others but they all failed except Birdsong, they pulled it out after over 7k straight hours in the spray tank with no issues what so ever and figured that after that long nothing would.
It has other cool features too like not showing up with IR devices.
It is good stuff no doubt but that firearm would look way better the way it was originally for sure.
Joined a fairly local gum clinic today. I've been looking for somewhere nearby with longer then a 200 yard range. This place has a lower range from 25 out to 200 yards, and a second from 300 out to 600. I need to go to the long range class before using the long range. Hopefully I can get that scheduled soon. They seem to be pretty active and have a league on the 600 yard range Monday nights spring through fall.
Did some shooting at 100 and 200 after the orientation today.
Best group at 100 was this .18" group. I just did the last break-in cleaning last night so I put about 10 rounds through to foul the barrel before this group.
Then backed up to 200 yards and shot this 5 shot group. I was starting to have issues by this point. It was cold, my eyes were bugging up and both glasses and scope lens were fogging up. I know I pulled the 2 low ones. Everything after this one was not so good.
Ive had a good bit of time behind this trigger now and still very impressed. Shot a match today and it rained on us ALL day long, sometimes very heavy rain. Every inch of the rifles were covered in water and mud. The trigger never missed a beat, and ran smooth as silk through the entire match. Obviously a personal preference but for me it helped with breaking the shots cleanly while shooting off barricades and positional shooting. One stage was a three position freehand stage where nothing other tahan a sling could be used. 3 rounds from each sitting,kneeling, and standing positions at a 66% ipsa at 300 yards. I was able to land 7 out of 9 rounds while fighting a fogged up scope, fog sitting in over the lake, and rain running down the glass on both ends of the scope.
I bought another one of these triggers used for the .223 Travis built and had some problems with it resetting, so before I adjusted the sear I called Tom and CG Extreme and he agreed it was most likely the sear needed to be adjusted but since I bought it used offered to rebuild the trigger for free just to be safe and to avoid any problems. I think that alone speaks volumes for his company.
Don't sweat the small stuff. Use a seating plug that doesn't mess up the bullet tip and seat your bullets just deep enough to feed from the magazine or chamber easily and concentrate on getting your basics covered each time you pull the trigger.
Got a Forster Ultra Micro Seating die. Just did load development on a 6.5 CM. Just got a little bugged when the LOA was all over the place. Spoke to Berger tech support today and they said that their focus was consistent base to ogive, like you and others stated. Kinda surprised that inconsistent length in front of the ogive is not a big deal. Groups are good so Sunday I'll Chrono to get my fps for my ap.
Took the Kimber Rimfire Target out for some fun.
First time shooting Steel Challenge.
This will be a monthly thing for me now.
I can only improve.
I was 95th out of 102 entries in the Rimfire class.
8 Stages just over 200 seconds total.
Yes, those targets will take you down a notch or two so it's best not to talk about your nail driver until you have put it to the test. I did have some wind yesterday and these were 30 grain bullets going at 2200 fps but I figured them being 22 caliber the wind shouldn't hurt too bad. It was almost at my back but when it swirls around the berms no telling what happens. Anyway, I thought I was good to go and by the time I got to that center square I was drifting way right. I even shot at it twice and both went right pretty close to each other. I fired one more at the bottom and decided to dial a half inch left which seemed to help but not much. Maybe the wind had me but this is pretty normal performance out of this rifle at 100 yards. It is a varmint model and is virtually new, maybe two hundred rounds through it in nine years. I suspect my scope is drifting around because I had it on a 22-250 that always had to be corrected every time I brought it out of the safe. I will set another one on it and go from there.