I remember shooting about a hundred rounds
that I reloaded a bit light in the powder dept.( somewhat below recomended
starting point with Hercules powder and 230 gr hardball ).
It was on a hundred yd. outdoor range. Boy! You could watch the bloody things leaving the
barrel and making thier way to the target.
It was late afternoon, sun at my back. Just like you said, I started to "walk"
them in like tracers. Neat, but slow
I've allways wanted to re-load some "poor mans tracers", put a bit of grease
on the tail of the bullet before seating it. Story is they leave a heck of a smoke
trail on the way to where they are going. Just not sure of the safety of such a round... greased up powder? Hangfires?