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#1 deerslayer

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Posted 16 June 2004 - 12:34 PM

Had a few minutes to put together a quick video of some tracer bullets. Second half is a bit jerky as I edited out the time between the bursts that my buddy was firing to keep the video just a little small.
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Posted 16 June 2004 - 03:22 PM

Awesome tracer vid Dan.....


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Posted 16 June 2004 - 03:40 PM

We were a little worried about a grass fire, so didn't shoot as much as I was planning to. Tracers were remanufactured using .223 red tip tracer which is dirt cheap. Lots of time invested, but little money. I'll get a 50 round drum dump sometime later.
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Posted 16 June 2004 - 03:45 PM

Great videos Dan! biggrin.gif Thanks for sharing with the rest of us in occupied Amerika! blink.gif Hold on to your guns and stay free! smile.gif Good show! cool.gif Regards, Walter
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Posted 16 June 2004 - 03:46 PM

We used to make tracers by putting a small amount of 0000 steel wool on top of the powder in reloads and shooting from a Mac 10 at night. Looks good and is cheap and easy to do.
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Posted 16 June 2004 - 03:49 PM

Aren't tracers rough on the barrel? blink.gif
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Posted 16 June 2004 - 04:41 PM

Hey COOL!!
So let me get this straight Dan....you use .223 tracers and (I'm guessing) driil and epoxy them into the bases of 230 hardball bullets??

WHAT A COOL IDEA!! biggrin.gif

I should have thought of something soooooo obvious years ago!
Here I've been farting around with tracer recipes involving heavy metals and chemicals that don't ever work consistently for me....and all I need is a drill and some epoxy!! (I'm oversimplifying this, to be sure, but it really can't be that difficult!!??)

Any powder in particular work better than others to light these babies off??


Please. let us know your basic procedure for this....

PLEASE??

Now I gotta dig out a batch of .223 tracers I have buried somewhere in the basement and experiment..... wink.gif


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Posted 16 June 2004 - 07:45 PM

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John, you've got it exactly. I too tried different things to get tracers, bought the tracer compounds etc... never got them to work. So, finally tried this. Took a .223 and cut the end off, drilled out the back of a .45 (and others too) and epoxied them together. Made just a little jig to cut the .223's with a hacksaw (none have ever lit while I've cut them). And made a little jig to hold the .45's on the drill press.

Make sure you get the tracers that have the copper base covering on the .223's. Some have sort of a heavy white paper and I didn't have good luck with those. Anyway, after you get things put together, then take a small drill bit and drill through that copper cap so the tracer will light right away.

Using Hodgen Univerasal clays as my gunpowder. Haven't tried any others because it worked right off the bat.

Be careful, it is really easy to start grass fires with these, I speak from experience!

OH, assemble and use these at your own risk, I'm not a reloading expert, but I did stay at a holiday inn express.

Meer pennies per round verses $1 a round for ones I've seen for sale.
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Posted 16 June 2004 - 08:56 PM

Sounds like a neat idea!
I had looked at commercial tracers, but stayed away due to the extra high cost....
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Posted 16 June 2004 - 11:00 PM

I wasn't able to get the top video to work. It played the sound, but no video. The 28 L drum video worked fine. What do you think the difference would be?
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Posted 16 June 2004 - 11:05 PM

Sgt., you could try right-clicking and "save target as." Then play back the vid later from your hard drive. blink.gif smile.gif cool.gif Regards, Walter
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Posted 16 June 2004 - 11:11 PM

Thanks, Walter. Works great now. That is a fantastic video!
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Posted 17 June 2004 - 07:06 AM

great vid. I may have to find some tracers myself. Let's see, tracers, old MAC computer, little lighter fluid or gas...........HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
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Posted 17 June 2004 - 11:30 AM

Got the .223 tracers from www.hi-techammo.com thought I'd give them a plug, one of the owners is a big thompson fan, apparently has a number of guns.
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