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Posted: 7/24/2003 6:47:24 AM EDT
Just wondering.
Link Posted: 7/24/2003 6:52:47 AM EDT
Only if they get stuck in there.....[;)] Mike
Link Posted: 7/24/2003 7:21:59 AM EDT
No. They typically light AFTER leaving the barrel. Unless, like Wilson said, they get stuck. Then you have other more troubling problems.
Link Posted: 7/24/2003 3:24:43 PM EDT
Originally Posted By mr_wilson: Only if they get stuck in there.....[;)] Mike
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What do you think the chances of a stuck tracer cooking off the other round in the chamber is?
Link Posted: 7/25/2003 1:06:09 AM EDT
What do you think the chances of a stuck tracer cooking off the other round in the chamber is?
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Gun_Addict, 2 chances "slim and none", my comments were meant as a "tongue in cheek" joke. To the best of my knowledge there is no reason to think tracers produce more heat leaving the barrel of an AR-15/M16, than any other type of round, and cook-off was never mentioned. The comment was intended to intimate that the tracer might go hot in the barrel IF it got stuck, which I don't think would happen. I believe tracer HAS to be moving in order to work, as there is no time-delay fuse in them, that I know of. Mike
Link Posted: 7/25/2003 8:05:34 AM EDT
Originally Posted By BigD: No. They typically light AFTER leaving the barrel. Unless, like Wilson said, they get stuck. Then you have other more troubling problems.
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Incorrect. The tracer round is burning as it leaves the barrel, and a steady diet of tracer ammo will burn a barrel out much sooner than ball ammo. I did a lot of night firing in the Army and saw this first hand.
Link Posted: 7/25/2003 11:10:22 AM EDT
I thought they start to trace at 100 yards out after it leave the barrel.
Link Posted: 7/25/2003 12:25:19 PM EDT
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