Tracer bullets question


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layusn1
January 23, 2007, 09:23 PM
Is there a way to keep tracer rounds from tracing so you can load and use them like regular rounds? Thanks.

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flutedchamber
January 23, 2007, 10:21 PM
I can't say that it will work all of the time, but substituting ball powder for extruded powder will drop the percentage of tracers that will light. By what I have read, extruded powder burns at a higher temperature, which gives you a more reliable tracer ignition.

Shoney
January 23, 2007, 10:31 PM
I agree wih flutedchamber about the powder. However, some tracers are designed to light up at different yardages. Some at 25-50 yards, some at over 100. During bright sunshine, it was rare that you could see the trace.

I have used the later, buying 1000. I found the accuracy was not great, but acceptable for shooting 100 yards and under. Accuracy varied wildly after 200 yards, because the tracers were lighting off weight at different yardages and at different rates (if they lighted at all).

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