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Incendiary Ammo

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by armedpolak, Dec 19, 2006.

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  1. armedpolak

    armedpolak member

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    www.ammunitiontogo.com is selling Incendiary Ammo.

    any practical purpose for self defense? what would it be good for?

    EDIT: they also sell tracer ammo. is that stuff legal for private use?
     
  2. Justin

    Justin Moderator Emeritus

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    Yes, tracers, and to some extent, incendiary rounds are legal.

    No, there's really no need for them.
     
  3. carterbeauford

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    No practical purpose for SD, but tracers sure are fun to shoot.
     
  4. 50caliber123

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    when you need to start a bonfire, it would be a very good round. Incendiary ammo has been making matches obsolete for some time now. :rolleyes:
     
  5. Biker

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    Given enough time and the right circumstances, there may indeed be a use for such ammunition. Why not have some on hand? You don't have to use it if you don't need to. Much like a gun...

    Biker
     
  6. Henry Bowman

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    I'm with Biker. If circumstances change so that you do need it, it will no longer be available. Better stock up now. Just a few round would likely be enough, if and when it was ever needed.
     
  7. goon

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    Ammo like that is a whole lot of fun.
    Isn't that enough of a purpose?
    Most of my shooting is done expressly for that purpose.
     
  8. 1911Tuner

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    Tracer Uses

    First rule for tracers: They work in both directions. You've got a varying distance before they light off so as not to pinpoint your location exactly...but it wouldn't take a rocket scientist to figure it out after about three rounds.:scrutiny:

    Another thing to keep in mind is that they burn, and even tracer can ignite a sizeable fire in dry conditions. If that fire spreads to private property with ensuing damage...guess who is liable. When a tracer hits, it usually emits a large shower of sparks, and can even break the base off, sending the glowing remnants of the burning compound sailing away to parts unknown...and it can go quite a distance. Be extremely careful where and when you play with tracer. Be double-dawg careful with incendary-based ammo. It burns longer and hotter than tracer. Clean your bore thoroughly after use. Then clean it again.
     
  9. El Tejon

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    Yes, they do burn. They can even set fire to a berm in the heart of green and rainy Yankeeland as a certain THR member found out a few years ago while shooting 8mm tracer.:uhoh::D

    Self-defense use? Only if things are really, really bad.:uhoh: Mostly this stuff is for the range toys.

    I use tracer for my HK91s, bottom few are tracer so I know I'm low. I have incendiary ammo as well. No real purpose in mind, except I know the government does not like me having it, so I have a bunch.:)
     
  10. TexasRifleman

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    I'm going broke trying to keep up with what they don't want me to have!

    Get the tracers, while you are at it pick up some AP as well :evil:
     
  11. JesseL

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    I DO NOT ADVOCATE THIS, but...

    A, ahem, friend of mine had a great time with some 7.62x39 incendiary ammo and a few small propane tanks at the local gravel pit a few years ago :D
     
  12. taliv

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    join the club!
     
  13. DogBonz

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    SD use... Not quite...

    but if you happen to have an abandonded car an a gravel pit, they could be a lot of fun...
     
  14. Joe Demko

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    Store it carefully. The tracing compounds and incindiary compounds seem to have a somewhat shorter shelf-life than the primers and propellants.
     
  15. Henry Bowman

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    This is a major part of the "show" at Knob Creek!

    Also at night, it is fun to see the tracers that ricochet straight up. They don't go as high or as fast as you might expect.

    And, yes, use responsibly -- especially in dry weather.
     
  16. El Tejon

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    *whistles, looks around, kicks rocks*

    :uhoh:
     
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    Incendiary Round

    Incendiary Round (noun): (Beverage Service) Ordering a serving of very low quality or unacceptable foreign beer for everyone in the bar.
    See also: Inflamatory drinking protocols.
     
  18. SniperStraz

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    Tracers

    Tracers are alot of fun, I like to keep one or two at the bottom of a hi cap mag incase you lose count. The only downside is that it sets things on fire as mentioned many times b4 and they also leave all kinds of junk in your pipe. Dont know much about incendiary rounds.
     
  19. Ilovemyglock

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    I love tracer rounds,i put them every 3rd round in my AK 75 rd. drum when im shooting it "john Wayne style"
     
  20. dfaugh

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    Always thought they would be useful in a magazine, alternated with AP, on the one-in-a-million chance you need to "light up" a vehicle.

    Not that I would ever do such a thing mind you....
     
  21. Henry Bowman

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    As long as we are on some tangents...

    At Knob Creek in October, the night shoot included a minigun firing off a full belt of tracers. Looked like a laser beam. :D 250 rounds in ~8 seconds. Better than just money --> noise; money --> noise + light!
     
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    The use of tracer or incendiary ammunition may be restricted by federal, state or local laws. For example, 36 C.F.R. 261.5 prohibits the use of tracer or incendiary ammunition in National Forests (before someone says, Well, Duh!, in the West a National Forest may not have much in the way of trees and the primary vegetation may be some sort of patchy scrub). In Utah, U.C.A. 65A-3-2 is an ambiguous statute that, depending on interpretation, prohibits the use of this type of ammunition anywhere other than military property. Of course, Utah, being the second-driest state in the Union, has a vested interest in reducing the threat of fire.
     
  23. Ian

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    Incendiary ammo may not be too useful, but it is fun - especially at night. I did some shooting at 1-lb propane tanks at night with some 1944-manufacture .303 Brit incendiary a while back. It didn't ignite the propane (too much liquid propane and not enough oxygen to ignite, I guess), but it did make for some neat long-exposure photos.

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    (The round went through the tank, ignited, and was deflected a bit before hitting the backstop)
     

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    These rounds are indeed fun, but also worry me. If they were to get into the hands of someone who wanted to cause trouble and chaos, they could fire them at an upward angle and just like an incomming missle they would plumet to earth with explosive power. Meanwhile Miles away the person who shot the rounds into the air walks away.
     
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    ANY Gasoline container.:evil:
     
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