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Making tracer shells.

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by ansvel, Nov 3, 2008.

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  1. ansvel

    ansvel Member

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    Just passing thought..
    I’m thinking how to make a visible trace when I shoot.
    Let say in 1 1/8 wad use 7/8 of shot on top I’d put some piece of cardboard,
    some coloured powder-paint and final crimp.
    Any one knows what can be used as a coloured powder-paint?
    I believe these traced shells will be very useful to see where exactly shooter
    shot.
    Any comments?
     
  2. Just-A-Shooter

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    If I understand what you are saying I do not think it will work. Any powder you use will be light enough that it will not track with the shot. You would need to coat your shot with something that will be visible. Most ranges do not allow tracer rounds do to the fire hazard they present.
     
  3. ansvel

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    Hm.. Do not see any relations between the paint and fire hazard...
     
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    I am not sure but I believe that most tracer rounds are coated with a phosphorous material. Just paint will not be visible.
     
  5. Andy Moreland

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    Why not just buy some of the commercially available tracer wads and eliminate all the aggravation of the R & D?

    Andy Moreland
     
  6. grunt

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    The old Winchester tracers had a small round projectile in the hull that held the phosphorus . Wasnt very bright in daylite.
     
  7. School Teacher

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    One of the problems with tracer rounds is that they are a fire hazard. I once had some tracer wads that had a small sphere of tracer material that was ignited by the muzzle blast. I was not able to use them at any of the local ranges due to club rules. I gave them away.

    Ed Ward
     
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