WHat say you who are long range game hunters/shooters. Reloader /shooter since my teens, this kinda caught my eye...for a WTF moment. Some long range projectile A/B tests in test media might help support his reasoning.
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Yeah, WTF might be the correct expression. Show me the results. He's actually " annealing" the bearing surface. With a candle, I doubt he is getting much molecular change.
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I don't buy that it really does anything- but the placebo effect can be effective.
Annealing a bullet to change terminal performance is silly. If you think a SST is too tough (really??), then you should choose a different bullet. Perhaps try a Ballistic Tip.
A fellow shooter sent this to me knowing I would find it amusing. Some of the silly stuff people come up with...annealing a SST cracked me up. Another video shows him doing the same to a Berger bullet...with a torch, bullet standing in water.
After 20 minutes over the candle, the copper is now ready for annealing (real operators don't use pliers as their callused fingertips from trigger time and krav manga insulate the rest of the hand. One should immediately quench in a C ration can of distilled water (don't do this in non tactical containers, and regular water will allow bonding of minerals in the water to the bullet jacket). Then, for any plastic tipped bullets, sharpie the tip in black, brown or green for camouflage. Then put the bullets in the freezer for 24 hours to achieve cryogenic molecular stabilization. Make sure to clean the bullet with alcohol to take off any finger prints when you are done.
With this method you can shoot negative MOA in any rifle.
I watched the two videos about bullet annealing. After watching both, here's a question, why?
The first video shows him warming up a bullet for some reason, over a candle, for all of 8 seconds. He spent more time with a marker than with the candle. I still don't understand why he warmed up the bullet.
The second video shows him heatblasting a bullet in water with a propane torch for about 2 minutes 21 seconds. Then he says to not tip it in the water, to let it cool in the air. This time he did anneal the bullet, quite a lot and I don't know why he was afraid of getting it wet. It would have speeded up the cooling of the bullet.
In fact the bullet was so annealed that it probably flattens when the cartridge ignites in the barrel. I still don't get the "why".
I don't get it either. He has a lengthy 'article' where he says the annealing, or softening of tip aids in better expansion as the velocity drops off at longer ranges. Reading the lengthy stuff would make your head spin and why I didn't post it. A lot of blather about .270 bullets without supporting data. I'm good with how most projectiles function, this is just too silly.
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