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Old May 16, 2013, 10:52 AM   #32
Scorch
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And why would tracers make a difference except possibly causing rust in the barrel from the tracer residue?
Many ranges and jurisdictions out west do not allow tracer ammunition to be used, not because it is bad for guns or scary to politicos, small children, and old women, but because it can and does start fires. Much of the west is covered by grasslands and brush and gets very dry for much of the year. When it ignites, the flames spread as if the grass were covered in gasoline. I have seen 400 acres go up in flames in about 10 minutes.
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I always thought it was quite impressive when you started seeing them going in different directions than where they were originally sent, once they got there.
Yup! Even scarier when you see it coming towards you. But that's a different story.
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