reloading tracers?


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Shorty
April 7, 2010, 01:37 PM
i recently came accross alot of tracer projectiles(100,000+), what is the best way to get them to light? 4895 with factory crimp?

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cougar1717
April 7, 2010, 01:42 PM
The government uses a different powder. I think Pat's reloading has some. I'm assuming you're talking about .224 tracers in 223 Rem. Even so, H335 should be able light them off.

Remo-99
April 7, 2010, 01:51 PM
Sometimes they need a 'hotter' powder to get them to light, but try several with regular powder, it maybe enough.

rcmodel
April 7, 2010, 01:58 PM
A quick search turned up this thread from 3 weeks ago.

http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=510049&highlight=.223+tracer

rc

Shorty
April 7, 2010, 02:26 PM
im sorry i should have put it in my first post. its for 8mm,54r, and .30 cal i will probably have to just try a bunch of the hotter burning stuff

Thanks for all the replies!

Shorty

jeepmor
April 8, 2010, 10:03 AM
I can't recall at the moment, but I have had this conversation and it came down to stick or ball powders. I think it was ball, but please dig a bit deeper as I have a 50-50 chance of leading down the wrong path with this statement.

I bought some and was not able to get them to light up with either powder type. These were pulled surplus rounds.

EddieNFL
April 8, 2010, 12:20 PM
I bought some and was not able to get them to light up with either powder type. These were pulled surplus rounds.

May have been a defective lot. That would explain why they were surplus.

rondog
April 8, 2010, 12:35 PM
I had a 1000 pulled tracers from Polygunbag.com, .30 cal. M25 bullets with the copper cups. I never tried them, because I realized there was no place I could safely SHOOT them! Ended up trading them off to a local ammo manufacturer that makes machine-gun ammo, they shoot lots of tracers at approved areas that us unwashed flunkies can't use.

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