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38 Special tracers?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Pyro, Feb 8, 2012.

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  1. Pyro

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    Ammotogo has some 38 Special tracer ammo listed but no technical or manufacturer specs of the product itself. Are these old milsurp tracers that might not work, reloads, or what?
    I already know that it is not by SBR, anybody know?
    They sound like a lot of fun.
     
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  3. Pyro

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    Ah, sorry about that.
    Found out they are handloads..apparently loaded a bit 'warm' too.

    Is it the velocity that 'lights up' a tracer? I thought it was the propellant that sets it off.
     
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    It is the propellant that ignites a tracer compound (ie, magnesium compound) that is usually sealed in the base of the projectile.
     
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    I didn't think a handgun caliber could generate enough velocity to "light up" a tracer but i guess I was wrong. A link would have been nice...

    As OldCavsoldier said velocity has nothing to do with lighting up a tracer. i've seen tracers in 45 acp, 38 spl, 9mm parabellum, 22 LR and other calibers.
     
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