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WW2 Tracer Bullets

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by A.I.P., Feb 18, 2012.

  1. A.I.P.

    A.I.P. UpperUS Active Member

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    I came across some WW2 30 cal red tip tracer, from the loose casings included it seems to 1943 vintage. The tracer does not have the thin metal disc in the base you find on 7.62 orange tip tracer so I am assuming that the trace compound will light almost instantly and damage the bore of a rifle.
    Is this correct, or is there a delay to the red trace?
     
  2. gunfreak

    gunfreak Boise Well-Known Member

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    Yeah the ones I bought from here, Poly Gun Bags - Main Page are the .308 and they have the protective cup. They work great and are a great price.
     
  3. A.I.P.

    A.I.P. UpperUS Active Member

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    Does it take 100 yards past the muzzel before they ignite?
    still wondering about the red tracer harming the bore
     
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    gunfreak Boise Well-Known Member

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    Yeah you gotta have some space between you and wear your shooting because they don't light up right away. But on a dark night in the Oregon desert hooyah!