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Old November 24, 2007, 01:22 AM   #1
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7.62x54R Tracers??? (My first post)

Hi everyone,

This is my first post here be gental :-)

Does anyone make tracer reloads here?

I cann't find any 7.62 x 54R 160 grains or less tracers anywhere to buy. So I figure I might have to find out how to make them myself. I've only done shotgun loads and never any brass reloads.

How hard is it to make them?

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Old November 24, 2007, 03:54 AM   #2
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I remember a product that was sold at gunshows about 10-15 yrs ago that you mixed up and placed into a hole drilled in the bullet base. It came in several colors and I bought some and never got around to using it. I have no Idea where it has gone. There are so few places where one can shoot tracers and with half the country burning this fall, I would not want to even think about shooting them as the "cool factor" goes away after the first or second multi-million dollar home that goes up in flames miles from where you were plinking
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Old November 24, 2007, 03:17 PM   #3
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Check the auction sites, like, and They seem to sell everything.
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Old November 24, 2007, 09:19 PM   #4
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I live in New Mexico I don't really have to worry about a fire from tracers unless they have special ones that ignite sand :-)

Thanks for the links so far. But man this caliber tracer is hard for me to find. I found one before that was 180 grains but that would damage my bolt I'm still trying to find something around 152grains or less.
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Old November 26, 2007, 06:17 PM   #5
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I don't understand the "damage my bolt" comment. Seems to me that if the bullet is damaging your bolt, you may have loaded it backwards

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Old November 26, 2007, 07:20 PM   #6
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:-p backwards

Just too high of a grain causes too much force on the bolt slaming back and damages it. I'm sure I could do the higher grain but then after what maybe a few 100. I'll need a new bolt.
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