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Tracer bullets question

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by layusn1, Jan 23, 2007.

  1. layusn1

    layusn1 Well-Known Member

    Is there a way to keep tracer rounds from tracing so you can load and use them like regular rounds? Thanks.
  2. flutedchamber

    flutedchamber Well-Known Member

    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.
  3. Shoney

    Shoney Well-Known Member

    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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