Does anyone own incendiary rounds?


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gunNoob
October 6, 2008, 11:29 AM
Just browsing on ammunitiontogo.com and saw that they have 7.62x39 Super Incendiary Ammo. Saw them use this on Mythbusters and I don't think you'd be able to use it at a range haha. Does anyone own this type of ammo? I think it would be nice to have as some backup ammo if ever needed in the future. Enlighten me on this type of ammo if you could. Thanks

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highorder
October 6, 2008, 11:31 AM
I have some WWII vintage 30.06 blue tip.

I am saving it for the zombie apocalypse.

gunNoob
October 6, 2008, 11:34 AM
^ good idea!

anyone own smoke grenades or flash bangs? haha. they have some cool stuff on that site

Tarvis
October 6, 2008, 01:22 PM
A local gunshow a few months ago had a table with a plethora of different shotgun shells. One had some crazy name and supposedly threw 100 feet of what looked like fireworks out the muzzle. It was illegal to use on public property (fire hazard). I'm pretty sure they had a picture of one being discharged and it looked pretty crazy, but it was like $3 a shell or something ridiculous and I'd be surprised if it worked as described; interesting though.

Gord
October 6, 2008, 01:28 PM
You're probably thinking of Dragon's Breath, Tarvis.

Anyone want to explain the practical applications of incendiary ammunition as applied to civilians?

ziggy222
October 6, 2008, 01:34 PM
i had some in 30-06.pretty useless stuff.you have to shoot it pretty far to get the full effect.so i shot it and watched it glow as it went through the air into a hillside.their good for starting forest fires,so i hear.i can't think of a sigle use for it as a civilian.their usefull for full auto machine guns and thats about the extent of their use.

highorder
October 6, 2008, 01:35 PM
Anyone want to explain the practical applications of incendiary ammunition as applied to civilians?

When armed conflict comes to my AO, I will have options.

Ian
October 6, 2008, 05:19 PM
Anyone want to explain the practical applications of incendiary ammunition as applied to civilians?

I have a bunch of surplus incendiary .303 Brit, just in case we're attacked by Nazi zeppelins. :uhoh:

JImbothefiveth
October 6, 2008, 05:25 PM
Anyone want to explain the practical applications of incendiary ammunition as applied to civilians?
Probably just for fun. Maybe if you're worried about drive-by shootings, they could be usefull against cars. Of course, you might set your house on fire using them, and even then no reason to use them instead of AP or the like. But probably no use for anything with some actual likelyhood to happen.
I have a bunch of surplus incendiary .303 Brit, just in case we're attacked by Nazi zeppelins.

Nonsense, I just use the muzzle blast from my H&H .700 nitro double gun.

Gord
October 6, 2008, 05:48 PM
Just to clarify, I'm not trying to make a "you don't need it because..." argument, I'm genuinely curious as to what appeal incendiary ammo has. As far as I can tell, its potential usefulness is pretty much limited to "armed conflict in my AO." Beyond that, it's just a great way to start a brushfire.

Is there some everyday use for this stuff that I'm missing?

gunNoob
October 6, 2008, 05:51 PM
^ yeah, Idk why it would be useful. Just wanted to see who had some. I guess it burns at 3000 degrees on impact so that probably would start a fire so the only time it could probably be used would be if WW3 comes and there are enemy tanks and such rolling down the streets of our cities.

rcmodel
October 6, 2008, 05:56 PM
i had some in 30-06.pretty useless stuff.you have to shoot it pretty far to get the full effect.so i shot it and watched it glow as it went through the air into a hillside.I believe you have Tracer confused with Incendary.

Tracer ammo leaves a orange or red trace from about 50 - 100 yards on out to the target. Used in machine-gun belts about every fifth round to be able to see where the cone of fire is going.

Incendary ammo doesn't leave a trace, but starts fires when it hits something like a fuel tank.

Tracer/Incendary does both.

rcmodel

gunNoob
October 6, 2008, 06:02 PM
I might get some tracer/incendiary just in case the world goes crazy :)

Ian
October 6, 2008, 06:05 PM
I got mine because it was 25c/round. Why not? It's neat stuff, and I haven't seen it in any quantity since. It really doesn't have any practical purpose, but I'm not worried by that fact.

ColinthePilot
October 6, 2008, 06:08 PM
originally posted by Tactical Ninja
Just to clarify, I'm not trying to make a "you don't need it because..." argument, I'm genuinely curious as to what appeal incendiary ammo has. As far as I can tell, its potential usefulness is pretty much limited to "armed conflict in my AO." Beyond that, it's just a great way to start a brushfire.

Is there some everyday use for this stuff that I'm missing?

You're the Tactical Ninja. I'd expect you to be the expert on why civilians would have a need for such military hardware (along with Shrike Missiles and combat wheelbarrows) :neener:

GBExpat
October 6, 2008, 06:13 PM
Just browsing on ammunitiontogo.com and saw that they have 7.62x39 Super Incendiary Ammo. Saw them use this on Mythbusters and I don't think you'd be able to use it at a range haha. Does anyone own this type of ammo? I think it would be nice to have as some backup ammo if ever needed in the future. Enlighten me on this type of ammo if you could. Thanks

I bought a couple of cases of belted Besa MG ammo (7.92x57) back in the late 70s. The cartridge mix included incendiary rounds. They create a little explosion when they impact a solid surface.

UnTainted
October 6, 2008, 06:47 PM
A civilian has more need for weapons than a military, if the military has weapons.

Claude Clay
October 6, 2008, 06:56 PM
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Anyone want to explain the practical applications of incendiary ammunition as applied to civilians?
to be fired into crowds of desalute liberals while listening to Johnny Mathis singing 'You Light Up My Life' after the election.

cant rightly think of a good use actually.

JImbothefiveth
October 6, 2008, 07:00 PM
Claude brings up a point, it could be used for post-election riots, little green men, black choppers and other "banned from strategies and tactics" scenarios.

I suppose you could use it for plinking, in a fireproof area. Would probably be kind of fun.

JesseL
October 6, 2008, 07:28 PM
Friends and I used to have fun with incendiary rounds.

One of us would shoot a little 1lb propane bottle with a conventional round and the other would immediately follow up with an incendiary (just hitting the bottle with an incendiary would only rupture the tank and make a small flash, wouldn't ignite the propane). Made for fun afternoons as long as nothing combustible was nearby.

We've grown up a little since then (and discovered Tannerite).

ziggy222
October 6, 2008, 10:50 PM
i did confuse Tracer with Incendary.what i shot was tracers

Fred West
October 7, 2008, 10:02 AM
I have a bunch of surplus incendiary .303 Brit, just in case we're attacked by Nazi zeppelins.


You weren't at Lakehurst NJ in 1937 were you?

pbrktrt
October 7, 2008, 10:27 PM
they are best used for deer. after the kill, the backstrap is cooked & ready to eat.

gunNoob
October 7, 2008, 10:36 PM
they are best used for deer. after the kill, the backstrap is cooked & ready to eat.


hahahahahaha nice

Jeff F
October 8, 2008, 12:35 AM
I will neither confirm or deny the existence of APIT, API or any other fire starting rounds in my ammo stash.

Kind of Blued
October 8, 2008, 12:40 AM
Anyone want to explain the practical applications of incendiary ammunition as applied to civilians?

WE DON NEED NO STEENKING PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS! :neener:

But if you insist, how about lining your property with something explosive and/or flammable and shooting it right as the zombies are about to breach the perimeter.

mr.scott
October 8, 2008, 01:12 AM
I find it every once in a while at gun shows. We use them to ignite camping propane bottles.

qajaq59
October 8, 2008, 07:33 AM
They're as accurate at a 100 yards as a hand full of rocks.

GBExpat
October 8, 2008, 10:27 AM
They're as accurate at a 100 yards as a hand full of rocks.

Interesting ... although I never fired any of my Besa MG incendiaries "at paper" to check the consistency of the rounds, I never failed to hit what I aimed at, even fist-sized rocks at a bit over 100 yds away.

I was shooting them, primarily, with the 1939 S137 K98k bringback that my grandfather gave to me.

Acera
October 8, 2008, 01:51 PM
GunNoob, Yes, I do own some of those. Now all of these are APIT's, and there is a stash of some small stuff also. But these keep the varmints under control around here:evil: Fortunately I live in a state where this is legal. Check you local restrictions before purchasing.

Jeff F
October 9, 2008, 12:18 AM
All you guys that have and shoot tracer and other types of incendiaries, please be careful with it if out plinking in the woods.
We had a couple of knot heads start a fire out here got pretty big and burned down a few houses two years ago. I believe it was a couple of 5.56 tracers that got the cheat grass fired up. It only takes one in the right conditions to start a bad wildfire.

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