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Posted: 3/13/2006 11:32:55 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/13/2006 11:55:37 AM EDT by calimove]
I have a friend of mine that swears i will ruin my barrel if i run these types of rounds thru it. I have a LEO bushmaster M4A3. give me the breakdown of do's and dont's with ammo please.

thanks all
Link Posted: 3/13/2006 12:43:48 PM EDT
See: www.ammo-oracle.com/body.htm#tracersbad

I don't know from personal experience, but I'd say moderation is always a good policy.

I'll leave it to you to figure out if by "moderation" I'm talking about when using tracers or when doing anyting else in life...
Link Posted: 3/13/2006 2:03:41 PM EDT
Where can I find "incendiary rounds" in 223, and 308??
Link Posted: 3/13/2006 2:14:33 PM EDT
I've fired a few tracer rounds before they CAN cause fires so it's best to shoot into dirt, or only use them when its really wet out (like after a rainstorm). I usually loaded them every fifth round, but I always cleaned the gun (gas tube and all) right away after use because I've heard shooting a tracer round is similar to shooting corrosive primered ammunition. They make a fun light show at dusk but they are too expensive to just "play" with. For practical purposes I've got an infantry weapons and tactics book that suggested loading a single tracer 4th from the bottom of the mag as a signal that you are almost out of ammo (so you don't have to focus on counting your shots in a fire fight).
Link Posted: 3/13/2006 2:50:39 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SalemShooterMN:
Where can I find "incendiary rounds" in 223, and 308??




bought them at the gun show...about $20 for 10 just so you know they not cheap
Link Posted: 3/13/2006 2:52:28 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/13/2006 2:56:27 PM EDT by ISED8U]

Originally Posted By SalemShooterMN:
Where can I find "incendiary rounds" in 223, and 308??



There's a guy out of Tx that sells them on Gunbroker.com. All the transactions I've had with him have been good. As said above, they're not cheap.

I've also bought regular tracer rounds from CheaperThanDirt.com, but they aren't nearly as impressive as those of of Gunbroker.

Link Posted: 3/13/2006 4:16:27 PM EDT
NEVERMIND?
Link Posted: 3/13/2006 7:44:42 PM EDT
Ammoman used to have a good deal on a combo pack. It consisted of 1000k XM193 and 100 M196 tracers. The tracers came out to be .40 each when figured seperatly. Good old days.
Link Posted: 3/13/2006 11:50:48 PM EDT
THIS WILL HAPPEN ! ! ! !



Invisiblesoul
Link Posted: 3/14/2006 9:05:01 AM EDT
Holyshit Batman!!!! Inferno man has been here.

Very sad end to an otherwise cool tool
Link Posted: 3/14/2006 9:14:10 AM EDT

Originally Posted By TheInvisibleSoul:
THIS WILL HAPPEN ! ! ! !

i48.photobucket.com/albums/f248/theinvisiblesoul/Burn002.jpg

Invisiblesoul



WTF!! Is that really from a tracer round?? Surely not.
Link Posted: 3/14/2006 9:15:32 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Nighthawk1983:
I've fired a few tracer rounds before they CAN cause fires so it's best to shoot into dirt, or only use them when its really wet out (like after a rainstorm). I usually loaded them every fifth round, but I always cleaned the gun (gas tube and all) right away after use because I've heard shooting a tracer round is similar to shooting corrosive primered ammunition. They make a fun light show at dusk but they are too expensive to just "play" with. For practical purposes I've got an infantry weapons and tactics book that suggested loading a single tracer 4th from the bottom of the mag as a signal that you are almost out of ammo (so you don't have to focus on counting your shots in a fire fight).



Sounds very logical.
Link Posted: 3/14/2006 9:16:09 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/14/2006 9:16:48 AM EDT by M4A1OwnsYou]

Originally Posted By TheInvisibleSoul:
THIS WILL HAPPEN ! ! ! !

i48.photobucket.com/albums/f248/theinvisiblesoul/Burn002.jpg

Invisiblesoul



Jesus Christ. WTF happened there?

Looks like I should consider an HBAR next time. The plastic pistol grip held up better than that barrel did.
Link Posted: 3/14/2006 10:46:51 AM EDT
Aftermath of helicopter crash???
Link Posted: 3/14/2006 10:58:44 AM EDT
IED is what happened to that weapon.
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