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any problems with using tracers?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by coosbaycreep, Aug 24, 2010.

  1. coosbaycreep

    coosbaycreep 9 miles South of Roseburg Active Member

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    I ordered a bunch of tracer bullets (not loaded ammo, just the bullets themselves) the other day, and was wondering if there's any problems with them messing up barrels or anything?

    There's suppose to be no pull marks on them, and most of it is pulled from US ammo.

    I won't be shooting any till fire season is long over, but I don't want to shoot them in any gun I care about if there's a chance it could ruin the barrel somehow, just to save a few bucks on components.

    thanks
     
  2. i8asquirrel

    i8asquirrel Keizer, oregon Member

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    They point both ways
     
  3. Cliph

    Cliph Eugene Member

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    Sometime in my many years (VN Vet) my brother (Korean Conflict Vet) told me they were hard on the bore. We shot 1/5 tracer, but I don't know why, I was in no position to question shorttimers. We were also using taxpayer provided firearms in a combat zone, so preservation was not utmost in our minds.
     
  4. Gunwheeler

    Gunwheeler Somewhere in De Nile Active Member

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    May not be used on National Forest Lands.
     
  5. Riot

    Riot Benton County, Washington Well-Known Member

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    They heat up the barrels a bit more than normal rounds...so just don't fill up a couple 30-rnd mags and go blazing away.

    Other than that they are fine...looks like you already know about the fire hazard as well.
     
  6. MrNiceGuy

    MrNiceGuy between springfield and shelbyville Well-Known Member

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    a few 30 rounds mags should be a-ok...

    You might have a problem if you run a few betamags through as quickly as possible.
     
  7. Benny503

    Benny503 Grants Pass Well-Known Member

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    Do what I do, 3 rounds of ap and 1 tracer :)